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Nevada whitewater, Truckee River

Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     10 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more forgiving, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The put-in is not too far from Reno-Sparks, as you can see on the road map further down. The scenic beauty of -blank- County and the water flowing gracefully down Truckee River beats anything. The Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park stretch
    of Truckee River in -blank- County is 10 miles long and has been rated as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. There are plenty of other stretches in
this river system that can be paddled as well. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good rivers for that around here. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. When you're paddling down a Northern Sierra Nevada river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. If you hurry you can run this stretch in a day but why not  
make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people.

Briefly about the general area:
Good hiking is available along the Mount Rose Trail; a short trip to Moana Hot Springs is always worthwhile. That right there is a lot of exciting stuff already but it goes on, the Northern Sierra Nevada has it all. At Truckee River you always meet someone from Reno; the skiing at Mt. Rose is perfect. A river like this is too good to miss. If you want to hit the beach, South Beach is close by.

Truckee River, Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Truckee River.
 Whitewater Near Truckee River:
Truckee River, Washoe County, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Truckee River Whitewater Park Reno)
Truckee River, -blank- County, 6 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park)
Truckee River, Washoe County, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Verdi to Mayberry Park)
Truckee River, Nevada/ Sierra/ Washoe County, 16 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Farad Powerhouse to Verdi)
Truckee River, Placer/ Nevada County, 21 miles away
      Class II-III - 27 miles long (Stampede Meadows Road to Floriston)
 Ski Areas Near Truckee River:
Mt. Rose, Nevada , 11 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 60 runs
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 16 miles away, 1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 25 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Granlibakken, California , 30 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Heavenly, California , 32 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 32 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Homewood, California , 33 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 34 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 35 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 37 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Marinas Near Truckee River:
Marina Village, Sparks , 6 miles away
Sparks Marina RV Park, Sparks , 6 miles away
 Beaches Near Truckee River:
South Beach, Washoe , 15 miles away
Incline Beach, Washoe , 17 miles away
Hidden Beach, Washoe , 17 miles away
Burnt Cedar Beach, Washoe , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Truckee River:
Econo Lodge Near Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno , 0 miles away
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno , 1 miles away
Plaza On The River, Reno , 1 miles away
Harrah's Hotel Reno, Reno , 1 miles away
Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno , 1 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Truckee River:
Silver Sage RV Park, Reno, 1 miles away
Boomtown Hotel-casino-rv Park, Verdi, 1 miles away
Reno RV Park, Reno, 1 miles away
 Trails Near Truckee River:
Mount Rose Trail, Washoe , 12 miles away,  5.4 hiking miles, 787 feet elevation difference
Mount Rose Trail, Washoe , 12 miles away,  5.4 hiking miles, 787 feet elevation difference
Mount Rose Trail, Nevada , 15 miles away, 6.2 hiking miles, 1022 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Truckee River:
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Nevada , 16 miles away
Sand Harbor Beach State Recreation Area, Nevada , 18 miles away
Tahoe State Park, California , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Truckee River:
Washoe County Golf Course, Reno , 1 miles away
Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, Reno , 1 miles away
Bunker Indoor Golf Center, Reno , 1 miles away
 Lakes Near Truckee River
Marlette Lake, Washoe , 19 miles away

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