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Nevada whitewater, Truckee River

Washoe county, Truckee River Whitewater Park Reno section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     0.5 miles
  This stretch of Truckee River in Nevada is 0.5 miles long and is a class II-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The nature scenery of Washoe County and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Nevada are easier than the national norm, so better not forget that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. The beautiful Northern Sierra Nevada scenery is an added
    bonus. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Truckee River Whitewater Park Reno stretch is just one of them. You might
be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other places for that. This is a very short stretch so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. If you're coming from Reno-Sparks it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available  
very near the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking is a popular thing to do around Truckee River; Mount Rose Trail is a great local trail. Mt. Rose is a good local ski area, and Truckee River is not far at all from Reno. This is such a fun river. At Truckee River you donít see much rainfall. Most of the rain falls throughout January; August on the other hand is the driest. Through the summertime months at Truckee River temperatures are generally in the 80's while nighttime lows are typically in the 40's.

Truckee River, Truckee River Whitewater Park Reno 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, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 0.5 miles long (Truckee River Whitewater Park Reno)
Truckee River, -blank- County, 5 miles away
      Class I-III - 10 miles long (Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park)
Truckee River, Washoe County, 11 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, 20 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 , 26 miles away, 2280 foot drop, 17 lifts, 70 runs
Granlibakken, California , 31 miles away, 300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 1 runs
Tahoe Donner, California , 32 miles away, 600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 14 runs
Heavenly, California , 33 miles away, 3500 foot drop, 31 lifts, 94 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 , 16 miles away
Incline Beach, Washoe , 18 miles away
Hidden Beach, Washoe , 18 miles away
Burnt Cedar Beach, Washoe , 18 miles away
 Hotels Near Truckee River:
Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno , 0 miles away
Harrah's Hotel Reno, Reno , 0 miles away
Eldorado Resort Casino, Reno , 0 miles away
Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, Reno , 0 miles away
Circus Circus Casino Reno, Reno , 0 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Truckee River:
Boomtown Hotel-casino-rv Park, Verdi, 0 miles away
Chism Trailer Park, Reno, 1 miles away
Keystone 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 , 13 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 , 17 miles away
Sand Harbor Beach State Recreation Area, Nevada , 18 miles away
Tahoe State Park, California , 19 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Truckee River:
Bunker Indoor Golf Center, Reno , 0 miles away
The Bunker Indoor Golf Center, Reno , 0 miles away
Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, Reno , 0 miles away
 Lakes Near Truckee River
Marlette Lake, Washoe , 20 miles away

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