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SoCal Rafting

11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
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Best Birthday Ever!! :D

Thank you again to everyone at SoCal Rafting for making my birthday one I will never forget!! Thank... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kendra H
SOCAL Rafting

Zach,our guide, was great . We had an amazing time . Zach made sure we had a great experience in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vignesh M
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Our main focus while Kern River rafting is to ensure that your class II/III whitewater experience is both fun and memorable. All of our guided river trips are available for families with kids from age 6 and up. Our rafting equipment is new and state of the art. Our raft guides are the best in the industry. ​ There are many different sections that are available for Kern River rafting. SoCal’s slew of waterborne activities take place just north of historic Kernville, Ca. Kernville is Southern California’s perfect town for safe and fun Kern River rafting! Activities on the Kern River include whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddle tubing, camping and fishing. When it comes to Kern River rafting, SoCal Rafting is one of the best river outfitters in California! Check out our whitewater raft trips to see which one is the best fit for your family vacation.
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“next year” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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11101 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238-9791
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you again to everyone at SoCal Rafting for making my birthday one I will never forget!! Thank you Tyler for being such a great, fun and funny tour guide! Thank you Jason as well for inviting me back! I'll be counting down the days...More

Thank Kendra H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zach,our guide, was great . We had an amazing time . Zach made sure we had a great experience in the waters .

Thank Vignesh M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved Socal Rafting! The lady inside, I think her name is Angel was so sweet and helped us get everything we needed ready to go rafting. She is an absolute sweetheart and told us exactly how to get our photos from the trip, love her!...More

Thank Keiko T
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We did the afternoon rafting and the guide was great. However we never found picture on the date 7/3/2017. We called the shop and emailed but no follow-up.

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

All the kids, grandkids,and cousins went rafting together. Had a blast! Great guides. Enjoyed the care and professionalism.

Thank ileeniej54
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We really liked 6 like trip and had a great time with John and Chris!! Will def recommend to others!!

Thank sAamSome
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Great trip with guide John, lots of fun! Used two person rafts for a 3 mile stretch of class 2 and 3 rapids. Bring a water proof camera and change of clothes, leave your cell phones and valuables at home, you're gonna get wet!

Thank Jason L
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Great rafting down the Kern river with John and Tyler! Felt very safe with their experience and guidance and we all had so much fun!

Thank JackieH2626
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I did the Bakersville Boogie, half day trip. Tyler and Slim were great. Glad we did the half day instead of full day since we were first timers.

Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We did the 3 mile run with John as our guide. We have a special needs son and he took very good care of him. We all had an excellent time and would definitely do again with John. SoCal Rafting was very professional and helpful....More

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Sarah L
22 March 2018|
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Response from Outdoor_Me | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah! The section we run is considered a class II/III whitewater section. Perfect for beginners and first-timers. I think a better question for you might be what is a more mellow water level to bring your mom on the... More
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Sylvia B
30 January 2018|
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Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Your child will do fine. They will sit the smaller kids in the middle with no oars as they coast down the river. They will also take the more calmer routes so they won’t get tossed out. Make sure to check the with SoCal... More
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Veronica W
24 April 2017|
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Response from Outdoor_Me | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
The minimum age requirement for rafting trips with SoCal is 6 years old and 60 pounds.
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