Rafting the Truckee River

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by Jglassb311 on May 11, 2005

The Truckee River rages during the Tahoe summers. A favorite activity of ours, floating down the river is a mellow, sun-drenched lazy Saturday adventure. We always pack a bag full of sandwiches (no mayo) and beer and make our way to the rental place right at the first stoplight in Tahoe City.

The rapids in the Truckee river are probably about a class two and don't require a guide. They outfit you with lifejackets, paddles, and a boat and get you going. Lie back and enjoy the floating, and minimal paddling is actually required. The water in the river is refreshing and pretty cold all year-round, so make sure that when you jump in, you are at a place you can easily climb right back in. Beware of the scores of men in boats looking to meet women on the river by drenching them with water guns. In fact, you might want to arm yourself and bring along your own Supersoakers. It's all good fun, though. Along the way are plenty of places to "dock," lay out a towel, and enjoy the sun and serene setting of Tahoe. The journey ends at the River Run restaurant, where barbeque are going, people are drinking, and fun awaits.

Truckee River Rafting
185 River Road
Lake Tahoe, California, 96145
(530) 581-0123


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