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
Price: Starting at $69, youth & group discounts
No food served, drinks at take-out only. Wetsuits included when necessary.
Our Truckee River rafting trips are guided whitewater trips, not to be confused with the float trip raft rentals out of Tahoe City. These rafting trips are scheduled 2 times a day in the morning and in the afternoon. We meet our clients …[ FIND OUT MORE ]
Available May/June in 2017
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 $69
No meals, drinks at take-out. Wetsuits included if necessary.
We will be offering this downstream Truckee River Verdi run instead of the usual Boca rafting trip for some time into June. This is due to the large volume of water being released as the huge snow pack melts! Its …[ FIND OUT MORE ]