Originating high in the mountains of central California near Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park, the Kings River is one of the most scenic rivers in the West. With no upstream dams to spoil its natural beauty, the Kings river offers an excellent whitewater rafting trip experience.
Kings River Trip Options
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SPECIALS & ADD-ONS
- 35% MID-WEEK (ANY DAY) FAMILY DISCOUNT: For 2-day trips launching on Mondays and Thursdays, and for 1-day trips launching Monday through Friday, each youth 17 years and younger, when accompanied by an adult at full rate, rafts for 35% off the adult rate. To qualify, each child must be matched with a full paying adult. This Family Special does not apply to our 1/2 day trips, or to groups already receiving the 6 or more group discount. Family Special reservations must be made by calling our office at 1-800-431-3636.
- ADD-ONS: Add a prior-night camping and breakfast package to your 1 or 2-day trip for just $23.00/adult, and $15.00/youth 12 and younger. Choose this add-on during your online reservation process, or just call our office.
- FREE RV PARKING IN OUR SHADED PARKING AREA.
Our Base Camp
Our beautiful 5 acre Kings river base camp is right on the river. Our camp features flush toilets, changing rooms, sinks, mirrors, and 1 rinse off shower. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the camp, and a sandy volleyball court is only 50 feet from the river. Horseshoes, individual barbecues, and sandy riverfront campsites are also available. Our base camp is relatively close to the very scenic Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Park. Our camp also easily accommodates large groups up to 72 guests plus campers.
Extra Dinner/Camping Option: Want to raft for only 1/2 or 1-day, but want to stay over? An extra nights camping, our lavish dinner with wine and other beverages, our evening slide show showing YOU rafting that day, and another great breakfast the next morning, plus the full use of our base-camp, can be added onto either the 1/2 day or 1-day trips (space permitting) for an extra $50.00 per person ($40.00 for youth 12 and younger). Advanced reservations are required. Our dinners are normally served on Saturday, Monday, and Thursday evenings with some exceptions.
A big water river without the technical difficulty of the Tuolumne or Merced, our Kings river trips are suitable for both the first timer and the advanced rafter. Later in the season, when the water level slows down, the Kings river is great for families with kids 7 and older.
For those coming from Los Angeles, the round trip drive is about 6 hours shorter than going to the American River. We are convinced that our Kings River programs are the finest rafting-camping value to be found anywhere. Join us and see for yourself what sets ZEPHYR apart.
PLEASE NOTE: TRIPS DO NOT MEET AT OUR MAIN OFFICE IN COLUMBIA, CA. If you simply Google “Zephyr Whitewater”, the directions will take you to Columbia, and you will miss your trip. Please be sure to refer to our trip logistics pdf file in your reservation confirmation e-mail.