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The Best River Rafting Adventure in Tahoe, CA

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River Rafting on the Truckee River in Tahoe City

2–3 Hours • Adults: $55 • Children: $35

This leisurely raft ride takes you five miles down the beautiful Truckee River! Enjoy the amazing scenery and feel free to pack a lunch and drinks.



TRUCKEE RIVER RAFT COMPANY is the original Lake Tahoe rafting outfitter. We are located on River Road/Highway 89 in the heart of Tahoe City, California less than 60 minutes south of Reno. Our signature raft excursions consist of a leisurely, self-guided, five-mile float down the Truckee River. Get ready to cruise through serene waters featuring picturesque mountain views and lively little rapids, punctuated here and there by swimming holes and sand bars.

Boasting nothing more than a gentle Class I ripple, this Truckee River rafting journey is perfect for guests of all ages and experience levels. Soak in the sun and trail your fingers through these tranquil waters that can be navigated by almost any kind of boat, from kayaks to inflatable rafts. Take a break at one of the many picnic spots along the banks or take a swim in the river’s refreshing swimming holes. 

We happily welcome dogs and encourage you to bring lunch and drinks (but please no Styrofoam or glass!). We also have an onsite convenience store where you can purchase all the rafting essentials you might need for your trip, including but not limited to food, snacks, beverages (including beer), and sunscreen. 

This relaxing adventure takes two to three hours to complete. We are the ONLY rafting concession that exits directly onto the River Ranch Patio, where you can enjoy a delicious outdoor lunch after your calming Truckee River float. We also have convenient parking right on site and door-to-door service. Not only does our friendly staff put you in a boat to start your adventure, but at the end of the day, they help you exit your boat, retrieve all your belongings, and ensure you have a great rest of your day.

Where to Find Us

We have a large parking lot across from the River Ranch called Hidden Valley.  All Rafters must park at the Hidden Valley parking lot! Our Truckee River Raft Company Shuttle Bus will take you right to the launch site and bring you back to your vehicle once your float concludes. Our shuttle bus serves patrons from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All of our trips Include: Free parking, shuttle bus, paddles, and life jackets for rafters 2 years and older. All rafts are large, sturdy, commercial white water grade and comfortable for 2-20 people!

There will be NO PARKING AT THE  LAUNCH SITE (185 River Rd.); ALL RAFTERS must report to our Hidden Valley parking lot at 2200 River Rd. Once parked we will check you in, we’ll have you sign your paperwork and put you on a shuttle to the launch site. After your trip a shuttle will be waiting at the River Ranch Lodge to return you to your vehicle.

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