Lake Tahoe and Reno White Water Rafting Trips for all levels

Lake Tahoe Rafting | Trip Planning

Rafting Near Me – Lake Tahoe and Reno Raft Trip Planning Guide

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.

The closest options to Lake Tahoe include:

  • The Truckee River (mid-May to Sept.)
  • American – South, Middle, North and Lower Middle Forks of the American River (March to Sept.)
  • Yuba (March to June/July in a big year)
  • East Fork Carson River (March into early July in a big year)

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!

Local Lodging Partners

For the South Fork American

For the Middle and North Forks of the American

For the Truckee

For the East Carson River

Our Most Popular Lake Tahoe Rafting Trips

American River Rafting, California White Water Rafting
Half Day
Truckee River Boca Run

This closest and most popular river rafting trip for near Lake Tahoe and Reno! Great for first-time rafters as well as experienced paddlers, families with kids, groups of friends, and company team building outings. Book well in advance as trips typically fill up 1-2 weeks in advance in peak summer season!

White Water Rafting California, American River Rafting Trips
One Day Gorge
South Fork American

This is our most popular American River rafting trip, and for good reason! It’s a wonderful day of rafting, excitement, fun and relaxation in a beautiful river canyon with lunch along the riverbank. Family-friendly and great for group outings!

American River Rafting, California White Water Rafting
One Day
Middle Fork American

All summer long Class IV trip! This is a full day trip Minimum that requires all participants to to swim and a minimum age of 12. Check out this amazing river nestled in the canyons of the Auburn State Recreation Park!

Local Weather

Chance of Rain
Monday 05/21 50%
Chance of Rain
Showers possible early. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Tuesday 05/22 80%
Thunderstorms likely. High 64F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Wednesday 05/23 80%
Thunderstorms likely in the morning. Then the chance of scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.