Due to the nature of this run you must be in good physical condition and possess prior paddling experience, preferably Class IV or higher, to raft this river. You will also be expected to participate in a pre-trip instruction class on the first morning, covering advanced paddling, safety, and swimming techniques. Wets suits are an absolute necessity and may be rented from us in advance for $20/day. Please make an appraisal of your ability to handle this run, and be brutally honest. If you’re up to the challenge, the Kaweah river rafting trip offers an experience unlike any other on the planet.
Our one-day trips run on Saturdays and Sundays, meeting at 8:30 AM. After check-in we’ll take a short drive to the put-in where you will receive a safety orientation and paddling instruction by your guides. The stretch of river we do on the one-day trip is very exciting with many class IV and V rapids including “Suicide Falls” and “The Flood”. After a picnic lunch on the riverbank we’ll get back into our boats and tackle some of the biggest rapids on the river like “Upper and Lower Slickies” and “Holiday Hole”. Our take-out is at Lake Kaweah – just a short bus ride back to your vehicles. We’re usually off the water and back at our meeting site by 3 to 4 PM.
Trips begin on Saturdays at 8:30 AM. This trip includes a buffet style lunch on the river each day, delicious dinner at our overnight camp on the river, and breakfast the second morning. The first day is the same stretch as our one-day trips. We camp at mile 11, enjoying the wilderness, a sumptuous dinner prepared by your guides, great conversation, bright stars, and a peaceful sleep. The next morning, after breakfast, we either continue on down river or repeat the same stretch we did the first day. Usually folks prefer to repeat the same stretch because of the abundance of exciting rapids!