National Monument Association

Rafting, Kayaking & Boating

Experience the thrill of whitewater on the Kern River and Kings River during spring and summer runoff. Go on your own, or pick from a variety of exciting trips offered by commercial rafting companies operating under special use permit. Enjoy boating opportunities on one of two lakes. Lake Isabella, one of the largest reservoirs in southern California, offers the forest’s only motorized boating opportunities and has ideal conditions for windsurfers. Hume Lake provides non-motorized boating opportunities.

Several rafting outfitters provide guided rafting trips on both the Kings and Kern Rivers. Please contact these companies directly for details on their trip offerings or to make reservations.

Kings River Rafting Outfitters

Whitewater Voyages
11252 Kernville Rd
Kernville, CA 93238

Zephyr Whitewater Expeditions
22517 Parrots Ferry Road
Columbia, CA 95310

Kings River Expeditions
1840 Shaw Ave • Box #105-70
Clovis, CA 93611

Kern River Rafting Outfitters

Sierra South Mountain Sports
11300 Kernville Rd
Kernville, CA 93238

Mountain & River Adventures
15775 Sierra Way
Kernville, CA 93238

Whitewater Voyages
11252 Kernville Rd
Kernville, CA 93238

Kern River Tours
2712 Mayfair
Lake Isabella, CA 93240

Kern River Outfitters
6602 Wofford Blvd
Wofford Heights, CA 93285