Resources for our rafting clients coming on a Truckee River rafting trip. Places to stay, and play!
The closest lake side lodging is in Kings Beach 20 minutes S. Tahoe City and Incline Village are just 30 minutes away. For casinos and more bustling night life, Reno is 35-40 minutes to the east and South Lake Tahoe is approx. 1.25 hrs to the south.
There are many campsites along the Truckee River corridor and at Prosser & Boca Reservoirs, some with no reservations. To reserve camp sites (which is highly recommended during the peak season) go to www.recreation.gov/. Select CA and Tahoe as the park or facility for the best range of options.
Lots of options – these are our favorites!
Other North Lake Tahoe Dining options are available the GoTahoeNorth website has a great tool to help you select the perfect experience.
Activities include mountain biking, hiking, golf, fishing, kayaking and motor boating on Lake Tahoe. Check out www.tahoeactivities.com for some more information. The town of Truckee has a rich history and the chamber (see below) has maps for a walking tour of downtown and there are many interesting shops, restaurants, and wine tasting. Area events include the fireworks display for July 4th, and Music & Shakespeare Festivals in July & August.
For bus shuttle transportation services covering the North & West shores of Lake Tahoe and Truckee, from the Reno Airport and points in between, check out www.northlaketahoeexpress.com and www.laketahoetransit.com.
We love dogs and take them on the river when we can, but that is not always possible on commercial rafting trips. Fortunately there are some great places in the area that will care for your dog while you raft. These places are not just vet kennels and will provide fun for your dog while you are on the river.
Stand Up Paddle (or SUP) boarding is increasing in popularity for Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Lakes and Rivers! There are many places to explore around the lake and a SUP board gives you access to places motor boats cannot take you!
South Lake Tahoe
North Lake Tahoe
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Tributary Whitewater Tours
6500 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651-9764
TOLLFREE: (800) 672-3846
LOCAL/INT'L: (530) 346-6812