Upcoming Leisure Tours, Adventure Trips & Specials
August 6 | Kayak Monterey Bay - Every first Saturday of the month
$35/Person, 9am - 12:30pm
August 13 | Gizdich Ranch
August 17 | Sunset Kayak Trip
5pm - 8pm
August 20 | San Francisco Get Acquainted Tour
September 3-5 | Disney & Knott's Berry Farm
September 10 | Kayak Monterey Bay - Every first Saturday of the month
$35/Person, 9am - 12:30pm
September 14 | Sunset Kayak Trip
5pm - 8pm
September 25 | Bike Ride and Tide Pooling the Monterey Coastal Recreation Trail
$15/Person, 9am - 12pm
October 8-9 | San Francisco Fleet Week
October 29 | Gizdich Ranch Halloween
Please contact us directly at (831) 242-5506 for more event details.
White Water Rafting Weekend Trip Details
Celebrate this Fourth of July with Outdoor Recreation as we white water raft the Kings River in beautiful Sierra National Forest! ($249Active Duty, $275 Civilian)
Two nights of camping, all meals and camp equipment included…10 miles of class three river rapids! Photos, t-shirts, and video available for purchase!!!
Saturday, July 2nd:
Depart POM Outdoor Recreation (Bldg 228) at 0900*Arrive in Sierra National Forest, take a hike, go for a swim, fish the river, soak up the Sierra sunshine.
Sunday, July 3rd:
Breakfast 0730; Orientation, safety talk, lunch, and rafting begins at 1000. Full dinner services and camping beneath the stars.
Sunday, July 4th:
0800 Coffee, cold breakfast and departure for POM.*
Estimated arrival back to ODR 1500
*Meal stop en route
We will be guided by Kings River Expeditions (KRE), the premier rafting company on the Kings River. Originating high in the Southern Sierra, the mighty Kings River is a beautiful Class 3 river, perfect for both beginning and intermediate rafters. Twin Pines Camp is home base for KRE and lies just above Pine Flat Reservoir, only an hour and a half east of Fresno. All guests of ODR and KRE are responsible for taking a hand in setting up base camp, paddling the raft, navigating the river, and will work as a team for a safe and memorable experience!
Hear what customers are saying about past ODR and KRE guided rafting trips:
"What I appreciate most about the trip was that all of the planning, organizing, communications, maps, directions etc were done for us. It makes a trip like this very 'do-able' in a regular weekend. It’s especially nice to not have to worry about driving... This trip was very well organized, the gear from ODR was in good condition, the food provided was plentiful and it was a very pleasant way to spend the weekend. KRE is a class act company with friendly, experienced staff." - NPS spouse/ dependent
"This was my first time rafting and it was a blast! The price seemed a little high before I went but the trip exceeded my expectations and was well worth the money... [The] guide service was great, the camping gear was great, and the rafting was ridiculously fun. Also, a shout-out to Matt for the great program and putting up with the lot of us." - Spc, A-Co, POM
Full Trip Details:
We will be departing Saturday, July 2, at 0900 from ODR bldg, 228. We will make a food stop en-route to give everyone the opportunity to have a quick bite about 1100. We will be arriving to base camp about 1500 with plenty of time to enjoy the Sierra National Forest and Kings River. All customers are required to participate in setting up tents, base camp, and kitchen. All equipment including tents, sleeping bags, bed rolls, camps stove, etc. will be provided by ODR at no additional cost.
Saturday morning will include breakfast and coffee. Orientation and safety talk begin at 10:00 AM with a hot lunch before hitting the rapids. We will raft approximately ten miles of the middle fork of the Kings River in class 1-3 rapids. This means you should expect to get wet. Rafting requires active participation to guide the raft, and working as a team to overcome obstacles and navigate the river. There are no tracks, no seat belts, and the raft is entirely under the guidance of a certified KRE raft guide and participants (you). All participants and guide will be outfitted with PFD (personal flotation device). ODR and KRE will accept no liability for lost or broken/ submersed personal possessions.
A hot dinner will be served, and guests are welcome to bring any special food/ beverages and dietary needs they might wish to have with them.
Coffee will be served Sunday morning as we break down camp and depart for POM. A food break will be made en-route and we expect to be back to POM by about 1500 giving students and faculty time to prepare for the coming work week.
Please see checklist below for recommended equipment list.
Recommended Equipment List
On river attire:
______ Tennis shoes, sandals, or water shoes with heel straps**
______ Swimsuit and/or shorts
______ Sunscreen and/or hat
______ Sunglasses with tie bands
Off river attire:
______ T-shirts and shorts
______ Change of shoes
______ Lightweight jacket and long pants for evening wear
If in doubt about the weather, bring:
______ Long underwear
______ Heavy jacket
______ Rain Shell
______ Wool/fleece hat and sweater
______ *Sleeping bag, pad and ground cloth
______ *Insect repellent
______ Personal items
______ Fishing pole and tackle
______ Guitar or other musical instrument
______ Skits, songs for campfire show
*provided by Kings River Expeditions and/or ODR at no cost
** available for purchase at ODR building 228
Surf Trip Details
$35 Active Duty/ $40 Civilian
Get the complete California Experience!
Depart POM Outdoor Recreation (Bldg 228) at 1730
Transport to local beach TBD (1-1.5 hours in the water)
Estimated arrival back to POM 2030
There are a number of great surf spots on the Central Coast. We will be surfing at a nearby beach based on weather and surf conditions. Patrons must arrive no later than 1630 on the day of event, or any day prior to be sized for appropriate wetsuit and surfboard. There will be no wetsuit fittings after 1630 on the day of the event.
This is an introduction to surfing group event and all ability levels are welcome. Seats are limited, so don't delay!