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Nevada whitewater, Truckee River

Washoe Storey county, East Reno/Sparks to Pyramid Lake section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Nevada are often more forgiving than in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many of the sections in this state are safe for beginners. The starting location is a short drive from Reno-Sparks, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The wonderful Nevada scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract
    people from near and far. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Truckee River doesn't
have a lot of paddling sections, the East Reno/Sparks to Pyramid Lake section is the only one. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch of Truckee River in Washoe/Storey County is -blank- miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class I-II(III) section.

Briefly about the general area:
 
Truckee River is near Tom Anderson Canyon which is absolutely worth visiting; if you're here you will meet lots of folks from close by Nixon. Truckee River gets very little rain. Of all the months in a year January is the one with the most rain, and July is when it's the driest. Summertime brings highs in the 80's to Truckee River with overnight lows in the 60's. Through the winter this place gets highs in the 40's; overnight lows in the 20's for Truckee River.

Truckee River, East Reno/Sparks to Pyramid Lake 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.
 Ski Areas Near Truckee River:
Mt. Rose, Nevada , 41 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 60 runs
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 46 miles away, 1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 57 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Heavenly, California , 60 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 runs
Granlibakken, California , 62 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 62 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Homewood, California , 64 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 65 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 66 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 68 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
 Beaches Near Truckee River:
Fox Beach, Washoe , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Truckee River:
Comfort Suites Fernley, Fernley , 18 miles away
Super 8 Fernley, Fernley , 20 miles away
BEST WESTERN Fernley Inn, Fernley , 20 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Reno Sparks, Sparks , 25 miles away
Super 8 Sparks/Reno Area, Sparks , 25 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Truckee River:
I-80 Smoke Shop and Campground, Wadsworth, 15 miles away
 Public Lands Near Truckee River:
Lahontan State Recreation Area, Nevada , 31 miles away
Dayton State Park, Nevada , 34 miles away
 Lakes Near Truckee River
Pyramid Lake, Washoe , 14 miles away

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