Rafting Near Lake Tahoe

Rafting near me – Lake Tahoe & Reno White Water Rafting

Looking for rafting near Lake Tahoe or Reno? look no further!

We have so many options for whitewater rafting near the popular Summer vacation spots around Lake Tahoe and Reno! 1/2 day, 1 day and multi-day trips of varying ability (beginner to advanced) are available from March into September.

These are also good options if when travelling from the San Francisco and Sacramento areas since they might be on your way to or from Lake Tahoe.

So whether you’re looking for an intermediate family adventure, or want to go wine tasting and rafting with friends. We have something for everyone – come and experience a whitewater rafting trip on one of our Class 2 to Class 5 white knuckle runs!

Closest rafting to Lake Tahoe – Summer Trips

For all river trip options please visit our California Rivers Page

  • Class 2-3+
  • 1/2 day rafting trip
  • 7 miles
  • Ages 7+
  • Non-swimmers welcome
  • Meets in Truckee, CA (located just 25 minutes North of Lake Tahoe)
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • Available May thru September!
  • Class 2-3+
  • 1-2 days
  • 11-21 miles
  • Ages 7+
  • Non-swimmers welcome
  • Meets in Lotus, CA (1.5 – 2 hours) 
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • Available March thru October!
  • Camping available!
  • Class 2-4+
  • 1-2 days
  • 17-25 miles
  • Ages 14-16+
  • Swimming skills required
  • Meets in Auburn, CA just 1 hour from north Lake Tahoe
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • Available May thru October!
  • Class 2-2+
  • 1/2 day & overnight trips
  • 7 miles
  • Ages 4+ 
  • Meets in Auburn, CA just 1 hour from north Lake Tahoe
  • Guaranteed dam controlled river
  • Available May thru September!
  • Camping available!

Closest rafting to Lake Tahoe – Spring Trips

  • Class 2-2+
  • 1-2 day rafting trips
  • 21 miles
  • Ages 4-5+ 
  • Hot Springs on river!
  • Meets in Markleeville, CA (25 minutes South of Lake Tahoe)
  • Spring run – availability depends on snowpack run-off.
  • Typically available April into June!
  • Class 4-5
  • 1-4 day rafting trips
  • 9-42 miles
  • Ages 14-16+ (flow determines)
  • All participants must swim
  • Meets in Camptonville, CA in Tahoe National Forest (about 2 hours from the Lake)
  • Spring run – availability depends on snowpack run-off.
  • Typically available March thru mid-June, sometimes into July!
  • Class 4+
  • 1 – 2 day trips
  • 11 miles
  • Ages 14-16+ (depends on river flow)
  • All participants must swim
  • Meets in Auburn, CA (about 1 hour from North Lake Tahoe)
  • Typically available April thru mid-June, sometimes into July!

Local Lodging Partners

For Vacation rentals in Truckee, CA and other Lake Tahoe Locations check with Vacasa Rentals first!

For the South Fork American

For the Middle and North Forks of the American

For the Tuolumne

  • Groveland Hotel: (209) 962-4000 or (800) 273-3314
  • Hotel Charlotte: (209) 962-6455
  • All Seasons Groveland Inn: (800) 595-9993
  • Yosemite Rose: (866) 962-6548
For the Kaweah River

ABOUT RAFT CALIFORNIA

With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Raft California invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures!

We have whitewater rafting trips on over 12 rivers in Northern California, Oregon, and into Nevada! Rivers include the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, North Yuba, Truckee, Tuolumne, Kaweah and more!.

CONTACT US!
Raft California
6500 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651-9764
(530) 626-7385
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