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Kings River Floating Options

The Kings River float has been a staple of the southern Fresno area for years.  Long, hot days have driven people to the cool water of the Kings River, and the Kings River float trips has built popularity over the years.

Unfortunately, in recent years, due to a number of factors, the Kings River float has seen a number of interruptions.  The Goodfellow Ave to Kelly’s Beach float was popular for a number of years, but when Kelly’s Beach sold, and became the Wakehouse, the shuttle operations for the float were suspended.  In recent years, such as 2017, the Kings River was shut down entirely due to a number of drownings and close-calls.  Although the Kings River is fairly mellow below Goodfellow, higher flows and a lack of public understanding lead to some dangerous situations.

Because of this, other floating options have become more popular in the Fresno area.  On the San Joaquin River, the section of water just north of downtown Fresno from the Highway 41 area to Sycamore Island has gained popularity.  This 2.5-3.5 hour float is popular with both rafters and kayakers, and the mellow flows and beautiful scenery have seen the number of floaters boom in recent years.  The San Joaquin River float includes everything you need (paddles, life jackets, boats, shuttle, and parking) and the San Joaquin has provided reliable conditions for years.

If you are interested in a float trip right here in Fresno, give us a call at 559-892-1007 or email us at info@fresnorafting.com and we’d be happy to give you more information or help you set up a floating trip!


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