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Kern River Outfitters

6602 Wofford Heights Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285
+1 760-376-3370
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Great Rafting trip

We were a little apprehensive since the Kern River has such a dangerous reputation. But our guide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
axelfoley2018
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Los Olivos, California
Kern River Outfitters, Professional, Experienced, Fun

Our first river rafting experience, our group consisted of a 16 year old to a 61 year old. We had... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
April K
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Kern River Outfitters is a whitewater rafting company based in Southern California on the Kern River. Just three hours from Los Angeles we offer professionally guided river tours of varying length and difficulty. These river trips range from Class II upwards of Class V and from just a few hours to two full days. We've been operating on the Kern River since 1980 and have a reputation for running well organized, safe outings with role model staff.
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6602 Wofford Heights Blvd, Wofford Heights, CA 93285
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+1 760-376-3370
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a little apprehensive since the Kern River has such a dangerous reputation. But our guide Ethan put us at ease and led us on a fun two day trip down the Lower Kern. I totally recommend this trip!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first river rafting experience, our group consisted of a 16 year old to a 61 year old. We had so much fun. The team was so professional, and very experienced. They exercised caution when needed. We were with a very large group and the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did a 2-day rafting trip and it was really great. Our guide, Ry, was super fun and knew exactly what he was doing. We were most impressed by the campground, though. Our dinner was fantastic for an outdoor camp - great meat, fish, pasta,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our group of 7 had an awesome experience.... ages 16 to 65!! The rapids were exciting and frequent.... we were able to participate in rowing, jumping off of high rocks, floating down the river with life jackets only.... and fun camp activities.... the food was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If they would have allowed us to stay longer, we would have. Don't short yourself with a one day trip. The two day trip is worth every penny PLUS! From the roaring rapids, to the jovial guides, to the tasty meals, to the breathtaking scenery,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time river water rafting and I could not of ask for a better experience. The guides we had, Ryan and Andrew, were simply amazing. They took very good care of us on and off the river. Their main concern was our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing day on the river Aug 1. The trip was so well organized and the guides very professional, skilled, and a lot of fun to be with. A huge shout out to our guide Dan who showed tremendous skill, patience, and joy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was fantastic. Location is amazing, logistics are so well sorted out, but by far the best part would be the incredible guides they have. Byron ensured the overall trip was a fantastic success, and Ethan was just flat out a super man as...More

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You won't be disappointed with this company and the guides...from booking to getting ready to safety this crew has it all down. The guides are pros out there on the river and have the BEST personalities!!!! We have 13 and 14 year olds and it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

KRO was great. Well organized. Friendly. Enthusiastic guides who love the river and the canyon. Byron, Miles, Jasmine and Topher were on our trip and provided the right training, the right level of fun and the right level of seriousness for first timers. The Kern...More

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Jesus L
July 12, 2018|
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Response from Matt V | Property representative |
Hi Jesus, water levels vary dramatically each year. As of 7/12/18 water flows on the Upper Kern river are tubing appropriate. Keep in mind that you should always wear a PFD (life jacket) and if you don't have any I will let... More
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Mummiof2
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Matt V | Property representative |
Hi there, for most of our trips the minimum age is 12 years old. However, our Half Day Lower Kern and Kernville Rapid Run have a minimum age of 8 years old. If you would like I can make suggestions for another outfitter with... More
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