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:[column-group] [column]
- Olympic Village
- Tahoe City
- Kings Beach
- Crystal Bay
- Incline Village
- Kings Beach
- Dollar Point
- Carnelian Bay
Popular South Lake Tahoe locations:[column-group] [column]
- Camp Richardson
- South Lake Tahoe
- Zephyr Cove
- Emerald Bay
- Meeks Bay