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“Scott, our guide, had great knowledge of...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kaweah Whitewater Adventures

Kaweah Whitewater Adventures
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“Scott, our guide, had great knowledge of...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

Scott, our guide, had great knowledge of the area and was HILARIOUS! We were the first out in the 2010 season and had a BLAST! Frank, the owner, was amazing. He answered questions anytime....day or night. Frank was well prepared even though we were three weeks early into the season. We highly recommend whitewater adventures.

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“Whitewater Rafting on the Kaweah”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2009

Highest recommendations for Kaweah Whitewater Adventures for rafting on the Kaweah River!!

We (my wife and I) went whitewater rafting on the Kaweah in early April 2009 w/ Kaweah Whitewater Adventures. They are THE local company that runs the river, and their knowledge shows. Frank, the owner and our guide, has been running the river for ~20 yrs, both for his own fun, and commercially for the last 10 yrs.

The river itself, when we ran it, was very early in the season and the water flow was not that high. With that said, most of the rapids are class 3-4 (in high water in May, they are 4-5), and scary enough for us! The river is very non-stop (especially the first 2+ hrs), with very short calm sections between the different sets of rapids. Incredible to see (and feel, especially when one falls out of the boat and is carried in the strong current) the power of the water. The river is one of the few rivers in the Sierras where the flow is completely natural--there are no dams upstream releasing water and controlling the flow. Consequently, the season is very short--April-June. Our schedule was tight, so we went in April and were able to see wildflowers in addition to the rapids.

We were happy to go with a local company--as they seem to know the river the best, and their anecdotes about the little town of Three Rivers, Sequoia Ntnl Park and the Kaweah river were great. We ended up in a raft w/ Frank (the guide/owner), and two off-duty guides who were running the river for fun. Great people! Because of the rain, we skipped lunch and made it through to the put-out. [We received a very fair-to-generous refund for the missed lunch. Ended up eating at Super Taco in nearby Woodlake. Great tacos, but perhaps a different post...]

A great way to see the incredible nature of the Sierras and have an exciting time. I would recommend Kaweah Whitewater Adventures to go whitewater rafting on the Kaweah. One of the best things to do in and around Sequoia National Park!

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