Truckee River | 1/2-Day White Water Raft Trip

The Class 2-3+ Truckee River rafting trips are guided whitewater trips, NOT to be confused with the raft rentals out of Tahoe City. Trips are suitable for first timers, non-swimmers and kids ages 7+. The trip lasts about 3 hours and we offer 2 meeting times at 9:15am and 1:30pm. We meet our clients east of downtown Truckee. 

Truckee River | 1/2-Day Raft Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Closest white water rafting to Lake Tahoe and Reno
  • Great for families, groups, and first timers
  • All summer long! From Mid-May thru the end of September
  • Exciting rapids
  • Convenient meeting location in Truckee, California
  • Boca run and Verdi run (section will depend on flows)


$79 – adult
$74 – youth (7-17)
$74 – senior (62+)


Price is subject to an 8% state/county river access fee.
Group discounts for groups of 6+.

Departure Times

9:15 AM and 1:30 PM

River Rating

Class II-III+ (Beginner-Intermediate)
7 Miles long!


  • Arrive at the Truckee River RV Park
  • Meet and greet your guides and load the shuttle for a quick ride to the put in
  • At put in you will be outfitted with PFD, helmet and paddle, and a safety talk will be given before you get on the river
  • Rafting! (for about 2.5 hours)
  • At take out the guides load the equipment and we shuttle you back to the meeting location with a beverage in hand!


Truckee River RV Park – 10068 Hirschdale Rd, Truckee, CA 96161


Travel time is approximately 1.5 hours from South Lake Tahoe, 30 minutes from Reno and 10 minutes from Truckee.


From Downtown Truckee:

  • Take I-80 E for approximately 8 miles
  • Take exit 194 for Hirschdale Rd
  • Turn into the Truckee River RV park, enter the 2nd driveway after getting off the freeway

From South Lake Tahoe:

  • Head north on US-50 E for about 15 miles (This takes you around the east side of Lake Tahoe which is the best way to go)
  • Turn left onto NV-28 S, follow that to Kings Beach
  • Turn right onto CA-267 W/N Shore Blvd (in Kings Beach), continue for 11.6 miles
  • Turn right to merge onto I-80 E toward Reno
  • Follow I-80 E for 5.1 miles
  • Take exit 194 for Hirschdale Rd
  • Turn into the Truckee River RV park, enter the 2nd driveway after getting off the freeway

From Reno:

  • Take I-80 W towards Sacramento for 24 miles
  • Take exit 194 for Hirschdale Rd
  • Turn right onto Hirschdale Rd
  • Truckee River RV park is the first property on the right after you cross back under the freeway, enter the 2nd driveway

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!.

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