Saturday, March 19, 2016

The river is running!

What a difference a year makes.  Clear Lake is almost full.  In anticipation of more rain and continued runoff into the lake, releases have been more than 2000cfs.  These releases are unpredictable and will drop to nothing once the weather cycle turns dry until irrigation season begins in early May.  The current levels are several times the flow we can expect in May for our races and makes the traditional run from Bear Creek to Rumsey full of fun wave trains.  Best to have a good roll and consider it winter paddling because a swim at these levels could be long, and the water quality isn't pristine.  The wilderness run is also in, which provides lots of opportunity for seeing wildlife.

Race registration will begin on April 1!  Don't miss out on camping at the group site, sign up early.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tune up for the Season with Gold Medal Camp

Hone Your Whitewater Paddling Skills
at the Kern River Gold Medal Camps 

8-10 / April 12-14

Two 3-Day Whitewater Kayaking Instructional Intensives taught by veteran US Team Athletes and Coaches for Intermediate to Advanced Boaters.Both camps this year continue to offer focused sessions dedicated to improving paddling technique. Slalom-specific boaters encouraged more in April 12-14 camp (before Kern River Festival)

GMC reserves the right to cancel any session if water levels adversely impact instruction (refunds given).
Bob Campbell- Former Olympic Team Coach
Tom Long- National Development Coach

Chad Long- US National Team Member
Ken Long- US National Team Member
Anne Long- Past US National Team Member

To learn more and to register

Friday, February 5, 2016

We have water! Races to be held May 14-15

Stay tuned to this page.  Registration will open early April for the races this year-$15 early bird til May 10.   Camping at the group site will be available for the first 30 that register --$5 per night for racers, $10 per night per guest (1 guest per racer).  Camping is also available at individual sites and can be reserved now at