Whitewater Rafting near Lake Tahoe & Reno

Whitewater rafting near Lake Tahoe and Reno is available usually from April into September. The Truckee River (mid-May to Sept.) and East Fork Carson River (late April into early July in a big year) are the closest options if staying in the Lake Tahoe area.

However if looking for longer trips and/or more difficult rapids, the American River and Yuba River might be worth the drive. Also these can be good options if travelling from the San Francisco and Sacramento areas as they might be on your way up or back down the mountain.

We offer half day, 1 day, and multi-day overnight rafting adventures of varying difficulty.

Whitewater rafting near Lake Tahoe and Reno – planning your trip:

Whitewater rafting near Lake Tahoe can be combined with other activities to make a great getaway for any age. The area information page for each of the rivers provides links to visitor information for places to stay, wineries, restaurants, casinos, hiking and other recreation.  You can also access these area information resource pages through the site map.

PLEASE BOOK YOUR TRUCKEE RIVER TRIP AT LEAST 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE TO SAVE DISAPPOINTMENT!! 

Popular North Lake Tahoe locations:

  • Truckee
  • Olympic Village
  • Tahoe City
  • Kings Beach
  • Crystal Bay
  • Incline Village
  • Kings Beach
  • Dollar Point
  • Carnelian Bay

Popular South Lake Tahoe locations:

  • Camp Richardson
  • South Lake Tahoe
  • Stateline
  • Zephyr Cove
  • Emerald Bay
  • Meeks Bay

River Rafting Trips near Lake Tahoe:

Truckee River Rafting trips

Closest rafting near Lake Tahoe!
May-September
Beginner to Intermediate
$74-$79

South Fork American River Rafting

Rafting for all ages!!
April-September
Beginner to Intermediate
Starting at $89

Lower Middle Fork American River Rafting

Wilderness rafting trip for young kids!
May-September
Beginner
$89-$109

Middle Fork American River Rafting

Summer Adrenaline Rush!
May-September
Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate
Starting at $139

North Fork American River Rafting

Spring Adventure Rafting!
April - June
Intermediate to Advanced
Starting at $108
North Fork Yuba River - Maytag Rapid - Class 5

North Fork Yuba River Rafting

Best Spring Rafting!
April - July depending on snow pack
Intermediate to Advanced
Starting at $138

East Fork Carson River Rafting

Spring rafting near South Lake Tahoe!
Late April into early July in a big year
Easy Beginner to Beginner
Starting at $88