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California whitewater, Truckee River

Nevada Sierra Washoe county, Farad Powerhouse to Verdi section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III     8 miles
I believe this stretch is from Boca to Floriston Says Randall B

The beautiful scenery of Nevada/ Sierra/ Washoe County and the water flowing gracefully down Truckee River are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This stretch of Truckee River in Nevada/ Sierra/ Washoe County is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III section of whitewater. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with
    mother nature have a lot of people coming here. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. On this section you do get some distance, it's good
length for a morning trip. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in California tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The put-in is not too far from Reno-Sparks, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. The wild scenery of the Northern  
Sierra Nevada is great. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
On a beautiful day you can go to Secline Beach right next door to Truckee River, and when you're here it's always fun to take a look at Kings Beach State Park. That right there is a lot of cool stuff already but it goes on, the Northern Sierra Nevada has it all. During your journey to Truckee River you'll meet some folks from Verdi for sure. Hiking along the Mount Rose Trail is great fun, and pleasant skiing awaits you at Mt.

Truckee River, Farad Powerhouse to Verdi road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


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These outdoors activities are available near Truckee River.
 Whitewater Near Truckee River:
Truckee River, Nevada/ Sierra/ Washoe County, 3 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Farad Powerhouse to Verdi)
Truckee River, Washoe County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Verdi to Mayberry Park)
Truckee River, Placer/ Nevada County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 27 miles long (Stampede Meadows Road to Floriston)
Truckee River, -blank- County, 9 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park)
Truckee River, Washoe County, 14 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Truckee River Whitewater Park Reno)
Yuba River - South Fork, Nevada/ Placer County, 30 miles away
      Class IV-V - 5.2 miles long (Kingvale to Cisco Grove)
 Ski Areas Near Truckee River:
Mt. Rose, Nevada , 12 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 60 runs
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 13 miles away, 1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 13 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 18 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Granlibakken, California , 19 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 21 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 22 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Homewood, California , 23 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 23 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 24 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
 Marinas Near Truckee River:
North Tahoe Marina, Tahoe Vista , 12 miles away
Tahoe City Marina, Tahoe City , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Truckee River:
Burnt Cedar Beach, Washoe , 12 miles away
Secline Beach, Placer , 12 miles away
Atagam Beach, Placer , 12 miles away
Moondunes Beach, Placer , 12 miles away
Incline Beach, Washoe , 13 miles away
 Hotels Near Truckee River:
Best Western Plus Boomtown Casino Hotel, Verdi , 4 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites - Reno West NV, Reno , 9 miles away
Northstar Resort, Truckee , 12 miles away
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, Truckee , 12 miles away
Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, Tahoe Vista , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Truckee River:
Gold Ranch RV Resort, Verdi, 2 miles away
Males Station Campground, Sierra County, 4 miles away
Reno KOA, Verdi, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Truckee River:
Mount Rose Trail, Nevada , 4 miles away, 6.2 hiking miles, 1022 feet elevation difference
Mount Rose Trail, Washoe , 8 miles away,  5.4 hiking miles, 787 feet elevation difference
Mount Rose Trail, Washoe , 9 miles away,  5.4 hiking miles, 787 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Truckee River:
Kings Beach State Park, California , 12 miles away
Sand Harbor Beach State Recreation Area, Nevada , 15 miles away
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Nevada , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Truckee River:
Crystal Peak Golf Course, Verdi , 3 miles away
Somersett Country Club, Reno , 7 miles away
Canyon Nine Golf Course, Reno , 8 miles away
 Lakes Near Truckee River
Marlette Lake, Washoe , 17 miles away
Lake Tahoe, Placer , 18 miles away
Donner Lake, Nevada , 19 miles away

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