Boat Barn

With a wide variety of boats we have what you need to get on the water. Shop our selection of new and used boats from whitewater and recreational kayaks to rafts and inflatables. If you have any questions our experienced staff is here to help.

Paddle Gear

We have the gear you need to paddle in comfort and style year round. Shop our wide selection of technical wear, safety gear, paddles, accessories, and more.

Fleet Raft Sale

Looking for a raft? Check out the 2020 fleet raft sale! These boats were used commercially, but our current fleet rafts are orange and these yellow and blue boats simply don’t match. These boats are priced to move and you won’t find a better deal on a raft!

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Our Local Pros

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Johnny Chase

Professional Extreme Kayaker

Your favorite kayaker’s favorite kayaker! Johnny Chase grew up in Kernville, California. In 2005, he hopped in a kayak during a multi-day rafting trip and came away thinking kayaking would never be for him. Five years later, at age fourteen, Evan Moore took Johnny to Salida, Colorado, for the Fibark whitewater festival. After watching and meeting so many amazing people in the whitewater community, he decided to give kayaking another go. Evan and Spencer Josif took Johnny under their wing and taught him everything else they thought he needed to know, which wasn’t much; paddle hard down the center and boof everything. In a few months, Johnny was running easy class V, and by his second year he was running some of the classic class V runs in southern California. After nine years of kayaking he has completed many of his dreams as a kayaker. The biggest of those dreams being: running Metlako falls, competing in the North Fork Championship, and Royal Flushing on the North Fork of the American. All tasks he once thought to be impossible are now some of his favorite memories. The Jackson Nirvana is Johnny’s boat of choice and has taken care of him through the biggest water most people only dream of running. The Nirvana is not only great for the professionals, but is a great option for beginners.
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Evan Moore

Professional Extreme Kayaker

Born and raised on the Kern River; Evan doesn’t know life without rivers and kayaking. At 5 years-old, he was already a talented boater. Now at 23 years-old, he is known as one of the top paddlers in the world and running rivers only the best kayakers on the planet dream of. He recently completed the Royal Flush on the North Fork of the American River in California, which has only been done by a handful of talented kayakers. What is his boat of choice? The Waka Kayaks OG, a great kayak for running huge holes, winning races, and styling 100 ft. waterfalls. Tested and proven to be a game changing boat by some of the top kayakers in the world. Want to be like Evan? Check out the OG for yourself!
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Sierra South Mountain Sports... The Premier Outfitter.

Sierra South will celebrate its 36th year in 2020, as the premier outdoor adventure outfitter in Southern and Central California. Join us for world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Wild & Scenic Kern River; lake kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding on Isabella Lake, and rock climbing in Sequoia National Forest.  We operate the oldest, largest, and most experienced whitewater kayaking school in Southern California.

We live and love what we do.  We would love to share it with you. It’s good for your soul!

Proud supporters of the Kern Valley River Council, the annual Kern River Festival, Keepers of the Kern, and Kern River Streambed and Park Restoration Project.

Contact Us


11300 Kernville Rd. Kernville, Ca 93238

Kern River Daily Flows:

At Kernville // Below Lake Isabella

Go to to explore our kayaking classes and rafting trips.

Hours of Operation


Thursday - Tuesday // 10 am - 4 pm

Closed Wednesday


Monday and Wednesday //  9 am - 1 pm

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