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Great weekend trip

Did a two day trip with our son before he started high school and had a great time. Great... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Dave W
Hermosa Beach, California
Best Time!

I Brought my Boy Scout troop up on 8-18 - 8-20 for a Rafting trip and couldn't have been happier... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Orcutt, California
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We know how to create valuable memories for you on Kern River white water! Mountain & River Adventures (MRA) offers guided rafting tours of the Kern River that provide awesome vacation experiences for the whole family. We offer rafting tours that challenge, excite, and bond family members, while maintaining the highest standards of safety. Explore your passion for pure fun and commitment to environmental stewardship with us on an unforgettable Kern River rafting vacation. Just give us a call to chat!
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Kernville, CA
+1 760-376-6553
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Did a two day trip with our son before he started high school and had a great time. Great adventure, super safety conscious guides, enough down time to relax, good senses of humor and great cooking on the way.

Thank Dave W
John and Rhonda S, Owner at Mountain & River Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dave, we are so glad that your family enjoyed your time on the river with MRA. We appreciate you. Thank you!

Reviewed 22 August 2017

I Brought my Boy Scout troop up on 8-18 - 8-20 for a Rafting trip and couldn't have been happier with the way the staff and guides performed. The boys had a great time and were treated to an experience of as lifetime. Thank you...More

Thank panddmacal
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A great experience. We had a blast. James made sure he gave safety instruction and we felt well taken care of. I will be going back.

Thank Eileen Z
Reviewed 15 August 2017

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)....More

Thank John-Michael C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is our 2nd time using MRA. Taking smaller children and my wife makes it a bit uneasy for me in the event someone goes out of boat or boat flips, but both times we got guides who were trained and experienced and the leader...More

Thank rzrking
Reviewed 18 January 2017

To start, John (the owner) makes sure that his River Guides are all trained in how to read the ever changing waters, so that YOU stay Safe and Have Fun. Then, each guide likes to have fun with you. Make sure you tip them by...More

1  Thank Phillip S
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great campsites, next to water/river, hospitable camp hostess, clean restrooms with warm water. No bear boxes. The mountain biking shuttle they provide for an additional charge was great! If you ride or raft John and the gang will take excellent care of you and your...More

1  Thank Simon S
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great campground, right on the river, hot showers, sandy campsites with BBQ grated fire rings. Only a couple of miles from town, lots more trees than other campgrounds.

3  Thank LBGrandBanks
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My family and I have rafted the kern on numerous occasions, and we have always used Mountain and River Adventures. The guides are experienced and fun and always have a little surprise for you during your adventure.

Thank thibbs1955
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went with my 15 and 12 grandchildren for a two day rafting trip down Kern river. Everything was great, staff was very professional and safety thoughtful, food and set up of camping ground was very friendly and good.... a great experience, and they care...More

Thank Jean Francois G
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