These fun 1/2 day Truckee River rafting trips are the closest white water rafting to most locations in Lake Tahoe and Reno. The Boca to Floriston trip is an exciting guided Class 2-3 adventure usually available all summer. This section of the Truckee River heads east from Truckee towards Reno. The river travels from the higher elevation pine forests and flows into the High Sierra desert, with cottonwoods lining the banks.
Do not confuse these Truckee River rafting trips with the self-guided float out of Tahoe City. Several reservoirs and lakes (Boca, Donner and Stampede) supply the summer water on these sections of river, not just Lake Tahoe. The Boca rafting trip is often available when the raft rentals are closed (due to high or low water). Be sure to call us if in doubt, as unfortunately some seasonal hotel workers are not always so well informed.
RESERVATIONS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED on this popular trip, so please book well in advance. During peak season and particularly around July 4th, the afternoon trips can fill up weeks in advance. Space is limited so larger groups should definitely plan well ahead.
Occasional thunder storms can occur in the mountains in the summer, but they are usually short lived. Splash jackets are available for those times and we do raft rain or shine. A trip will only be cancelled when there is a safety concern, like lightening in the immediate vicinity of the river.
We can sometimes arrange group transportation for a fee from the Reno and Lake Tahoe areas. Contact us about your group plans.
Truckee River Rafting trips Trip Options
Closest Rafting near Lake Tahoe!
Beginner to Intermediate
Rating: Class 2-3+
Minimum Age: 7 years (10 yrs at higher flows)
Length: 7 miles
Time: 9:15am – 12:30pm or 1:30-4:45pm
No food served, drinks at take-out only.
YES THERE IS RAFTING ON THE TRUCKEE RIVER! We often hear that people were told there was no Truckee River rafting. This can be due to high or low water near Tahoe City. The raft rentals only get water from …[ FIND OUT MORE ]
Not running in 2018
Rating: Class 2+
Minimum Age: 7 yrs (9 yrs during higher water)
Length: 8 miles
Time: 9:15am – 12:45pm or 1:30-5:00pm
Price: Starting at $79
No meals, drinks at take-out.
This trip is only available when the Boca run is too high in early season to run trips. We will most likely NOT offer this one in 2018. This Class 2+ Truckee River Verdi Run is usually ONLY offered when …[ FIND OUT MORE ]