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Pacific Chapter Kern River Weekend
Friday, August 09, 2024, 8:00 AM to Sunday, August 11, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Chapters

RMS Pacific Chapter Kern River weekend

Trip Dates: August 9-11, 2024
Deadline to Register: August 2

The River Management Society Pacific Chapter is pleased to host an August trip on the Kern River just outside of Bakersfield, CA. Members and future members are welcome to join in the fun, experience the magnificent Kern, enjoy chats and potluck meals, and learn more about the River Management Society.

About the Kern:

The Kern River is one of the few river systems in the Sierra Nevada that flows in a north/south orientation. Congress added the North Fork to the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers system in 1987. The South Fork begins in the Golden Trout Wilderness east of Cottonwood Pass on the Inyo National Forest and flows south into the South Sierra and Domeland Wilderness areas on the Sequoia National Forest. The river possesses an astounding array of scenic, recreational, fish, geological, historical, cultural, and ecological values.

Trip Basics:

Tent camping is available in RMS Pacific Chapter Vice President Leigh Karp's yard or car camping at any of the pay/free BLM/FS Campgrounds in the area that can be found at Recreation.gov including Tillie Creek campground 0.3 miles down the road from the cabin. Shuttles will be arranged the day of each trip. All meals will be on your own. More information about camping, meals, and logistics, including maps, are available in the trip packet. Please read the trip packet! For more information, contact Leigh Karp at 703-732-4030.


The trip is open to RMS members and non-members. If you’re not already a member, we encourage you to learn about the benefits of membership and join online.

  • RMS Members: FREE
  • Non-members bringing your own boat: $20. Bring your personal watercraft if feasible. 
  • Non-members riding in a raft: $40 (hint: This is the same price as an Associate membership!) We’ll be renting rafts and providing PFD, helmet, and paddle.
Register here!