Fall on the Kern is majestic.

Fall on the Kern.  Cool temps, great trails, dark skies!

Locals love the Fall season here in the Kern River Valley.  Temps cool off,
trails are used but not crowded, and our dark skies are pretty spectacular.
Come see for yourself!

Kernville's annual mtb festival.
Shuttlefest, October 19-21, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Fall camping is ideal! Perfect weather, easy access to the river for wading, fishing and family fun!

Summer is almost over! Here’s an enticement…

Cool off on the Kern!

Head up to Mountain & River Adventures before school starts back!  And here’s an extra enticement, we are celebrating 30 years of rafting by offering 30% off mid-week tours, in August and September.  Capture some of the action this month or book in advance to save big on your rafting adventure.  Click here for all the details.

Before it’s back to school time, plan to cool off on the Kern!

The Mother of all adventures is waiting for you! Grab it.

Click Here to Book Your Mothers Day Weekend!

How do you plan to pamper Mom this Mother’s Day?  Remember when you were a kid and you promised her you’d buy her a new car or a house?  We bet she’d much rather have time together with the family, creating memories, challenging the rapids as a paddle crew, having meals together (that she doesn’t have to cook) and gazing at the stars until she falls asleep warmed by a crackling fire.

This Mother’s Day, choose any MRA adventure we offer, including camping, during Mother’s Day weekend (May 11-13, 2018) and save 30% off Mom’s adventure weekend!  Yes, Mom must be on the raft to qualify for this special offer, and you, her adoring child or spouse should be there too!  A Mother’s Day photo is included with this special!  And while at our check-in center, Mom can shop our collection of Kern River souvenirs, also available at a special rate of 30% off during Mother’s Day weekend!  Mom’s just want to be pampered, and we’ve got plans for your Mom!

1)          Mom gets to chose from a very limited color selection of finely constructed, grab the butter to get it on, tighter than heck catsuits (wink, wink).  On the Kern, we call them wetsuits!
Wetsuits come in a very limited supply of fashion forward colors, like granite boulder black or deep river blue.  Mom’s choice!
2)         We won’t make Mom carry the boat, but she will have to carry her own paddle, and use it!  Paddles may or may not match wetsuit ensemble.  No guarantees.
3)         Our guides will hold Mom’s hand if she needs it, while walking to and entering the raft.
4)         If Mom wants to “ride the bull”, hey, it’s Mother’s Day.  Why not?  No hand holding here.

Grab the Mom in your life, pick an adventure and call us to reserve @ (800) 861-6553!  Let’s make some memories together.  Be sure to ask for special offer code MOM30.

You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong.” -Sue Fitzmaurice

Mother’s Day adventures!
Kern River Rafting
Mom’s like adventure too!

Family adventure vacations.

Family adventure vacations.

Family vacations that are packed with adventure + expert guides that make you look good!

Thinking about summer and how best to spend precious family time?  Here on the Kern, water levels are going to be perfect for families!  Parents can get that sought-after down time, to relax and enjoy, while t’weens and teens get those selfie moments that morph into moments of self-pride, all while staying “family” focused.

MRA’s cushy two-day Lower Kern trips are filled with authentic outdoor experiences.  Just the right amount of glamping and paddling to feel like you’ve really accomplished something, and, you don’t have to be an expert outdoorsman to pull off a stellar trip like this!  If crystal, clear dark skies with phenomenal star gazing, amazing meals that you don’t have to cook, professional guide staff who entertain the kids and make Mom and Dad look like experienced paddlers sounds like the right mix of adventure for your next family vacay, then our 2-day Lower Kern river tour is THE adventure for your family!

End of summer bragging rights for daring yourself to leap off the jump rock on the Lower Kern overnight rafting tour!  Heck you’ll be proud for just making the ascent up the rock; jumping could be the easy part!  Swimming a Class II rapid (psst…we won’t tell that you had to hold the Guides hand to do it).  Call to book today.  Our 2018 Lower Kern season will run until nearly Labor Day weekend.  We are standing by to hear from you @ (800) 861-6553.

You could take the family to a theme-park, or, you can unplug, get natural. Choose the outdoors!

You could take the family to a theme-park, or, you can unplug, get natural. Choose the outdoors!

Do you ever keep the kids Spring & Summer break schedules jammed packed with fun, learning experiences, hoping they won’t be inclined to hang out on Snap or Insta?

What if you can provide meaningful getaway moments (that are totally Snap and Insta worthy) all while spending time together as a family, in the outdoors?  How often do we fully unplug, together, to stop and smell the pines, take in majestic mountain views, or relax around a campfire gazing at the vast beyond, in the still, darkness?

It’s okay if you don’t already know how to tie a specialty knot, hold a raft paddle correctly, or even know how to adroitly step into a whitewater raft correctly.  Our professionally trained, safety conscious river guides are there to help you through each step of the experience.  Did we mention that all overnight and full day trips include delicious meals?  We practically do everything for you!  Why aren’t you here already?

Choose to unplug @ (800) 861-6553.

“Four city boys looking for a little nature and adventure. We rented a campsite for Friday and Saturday nights and did the full-day, lower Kern rafting adventure (class 3-4). Our guides, Brett and Harry were fun and very nice (driver, Chris was helpful and cheery). They made us feel comfortable and confident, never condescending to us (this is a tough needle to thread). Equipment was it great condition, photography provided, full spread lunch…a total pro setup.  Our campsite was comfortable and the campgrounds were boisterous.  Book in advance for peak season weekends!  Cap it all off with a meteor shower beyond belief and you’ve got a weekend you’ll never forget.” Michael C., Redondo Beach, CA

Learn to guide the Kern.

Class III School:   March 28-31, 2018, $300 and
Class IV School:  April 6-8, 2018 AND April 13-15, 2018, $600

We still have a few slots open for this years Kern River whitewater guide school.  Have you ever:

  • Loved rafting so much that you wanted to come back again and again.
  • Returned home from a rafting tour and just couldn’t stop retelling the story of how……
  • Love the physical challenge of captaining your own boat and could totally see yourself bringing friends up to the Kern for whitewater fun.

You might be an ideal candidate for our river guide school!  Find out more here.

We are standing by to hear from you at (800) 861-6553, or shoot us an email @ info@mtnriver.com.  See you on the Kern in 2018!