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Nevada whitewater, Truckee River

Washoe county, Verdi to Mayberry Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-III     8 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Washoe County and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Reno-Sparks, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often easier than elsewhere, so don't forget that many runs in this state are very easy. There are some good hotels near the river, but if you donít
    have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The Verdi to Mayberry Park stretch of Truckee River in Nevada is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-III section of whitewater. Whitewater
paddling here in the Northern Sierra Nevada is a great experience. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. The Verdi to Mayberry Park stretch is one of many paddling stretches in this river system. There's camping available near Truckee River. On this section you do get some distance, suitable for an afternoon trip. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out  
on the river for a while have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
On a beautiful day you can stop at Burnt Cedar Beach close to Truckee River, and there are plenty of people from Verdi here. Be careful coming to the Northern Sierra Nevada, you might not ever want to return back home again. Go for a hike on the Mount Rose Trail, and a journey to Incline Beach is always a great idea. This river is always fun. Blue Ravine is near Truckee River and is undeniably a magnificent site to have a look at, and a day on the slopes of Mt. Rose is just what you need.

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


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Truckee River.
 Whitewater Near Truckee River:
Truckee River, Washoe County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 8 miles long (Verdi to Mayberry Park)
Truckee River, -blank- County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park)
Truckee River, Washoe County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Truckee River Whitewater Park Reno)
Truckee River, Nevada/ Sierra/ Washoe County, 8 miles away
      Class III - 8 miles long (Farad Powerhouse to Verdi)
Truckee River, Placer/ Nevada County, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 27 miles long (Stampede Meadows Road to Floriston)
 Ski Areas Near Truckee River:
Mt. Rose, Nevada , 10 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 60 runs
Diamond Peak, Nevada , 14 miles away, 1840 foot drop, 6 lifts, 30 runs
Northstar at Tahoe, California , 19 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 24 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Granlibakken, California , 24 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Squaw Valley, California , 27 miles away, 2850 foot drop, 33 lifts, 177 runs
Homewood, California , 28 miles away, 1650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 56 runs
Alpine Meadows, California , 28 miles away, 1802 foot drop, 14 lifts, 100 runs
Donner Ski Ranch, California , 29 miles away, 750 foot drop, 7 lifts, 52 runs
Sugar Bowl, California , 30 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 13 lifts, 85 runs
 Marinas Near Truckee River:
Marina Village, Sparks , 14 miles away
Sparks Marina RV Park, Sparks , 15 miles away
North Tahoe Marina, Tahoe Vista , 17 miles away
 Beaches Near Truckee River:
Burnt Cedar Beach, Washoe , 14 miles away
Incline Beach, Washoe , 15 miles away
Hidden Beach, Washoe , 16 miles away
Secline Beach, Placer , 16 miles away
Moondunes Beach, Placer , 16 miles away
 Hotels Near Truckee River:
Best Western Plus Boomtown Casino Hotel, Verdi , 2 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites - Reno West NV, Reno , 3 miles away
Desert Rose Inn, Reno , 8 miles away
Travelodge Reno, Reno , 8 miles away
Circus Circus Casino Reno, Reno , 8 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Truckee River:
Reno KOA, Verdi, 2 miles away
Gold Ranch RV Resort, Verdi, 4 miles away
Males Station Campground, Sierra County, 7 miles away
 Trails Near Truckee River:
Mount Rose Trail, Nevada , 9 miles away, 6.2 hiking miles, 1022 feet elevation difference
Mount Rose Trail, Washoe , 9 miles away,  5.4 hiking miles, 787 feet elevation difference
Mount Rose Trail, Washoe , 10 miles away,  5.4 hiking miles, 787 feet elevation difference
 Public Lands Near Truckee River:
Sand Harbor Beach State Recreation Area, Nevada , 16 miles away
Kings Beach State Park, California , 16 miles away
Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Nevada , 17 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Truckee River:
Somersett Country Club, Reno , 1 miles away
Canyon Nine Golf Course, Reno , 2 miles away
Northgate Golf Club-Reservations, Reno , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Truckee River
Marlette Lake, Washoe , 18 miles away

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