Truckee River Rafting | Class II-III White Water Near Lake Tahoe

1/2 day Truckee river rafting – closest rafting to Lake Tahoe!


The 1/2 day Truckee River raft trips are the closest white water rafting to Lake Tahoe and Reno. Join us for our AM or PM trip (about 3 hours each) for a family friendly Class 2-3 white water rafting adventure!

Our typical summer run is on the Boca section of the Truckee River from Boca Reservoir down to Floriston. Here are the details of that run:

  • Class 2-3+
  • Ages 7+
  • 7 mile trip (first 6 miles are class 2 with several class 3’s in the last mile)
  • AM or PM trips daily! (9:15am-noon or 1:30pm-4:00pm)
  • Meets at the Truckee River RV Park
  • Drinks provided at take out
  • There are no meals included, but you should try the East Side Deli located at the meeting location
  • A professional photograph will typically capture you coming thru the last big rapids, you can view and purchase your photos at

RESERVATIONS ARE ALWAYS REQUIRED and this is a popular trip, so please book well in advance. During peak season and particularly around Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day the afternoon trips can fill up weeks in advance. Space is limited so larger groups should definitely plan well ahead.

This IS NOT the self-guided float out of Tahoe City…that is a self guided mellow river float – our trip is a guided white water rafting adventure! 


The Boca run is a 7 mile Class II-III run suitable for non-swimmers, first timers and kids and young as 7 years old. We run 2 trips a day meeting at 9:15am or 1:30pm – the trip lasts about 3 hours long.


Reservations are required and trips book up well in advance, especially in the peak summer season and holidays.

truckee river – 1/2 day verdi run



This Class 2+ Truckee River Verdi Run is usually ONLY offered when the water flows on the Boca Run are too high. We cannot always guarantee which of the 2 rafting trips will be offered on any day, as it will be dependent of water levels which can change unexpectedly. So on occasions Truckee River rafting trips booked on the Boca Run will be switched to the Verdi Run.


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