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About Truckee River Rafting

Truckee River Rafting is a family-owned business that has been operating since 1973.

We offer self-guided rafting trips on the Truckee River, with commercial-grade rafts available for groups of 2 to 8 people per raft. The leisurely float takes approximately 2-3 hours, beginning in Tahoe City and ending at the River Ranch Restaurant. The rafting trip passes through scenic meadows, mountains, and small rapids, making it enjoyable for all ages (2 years and up). Rafters are encouraged to bring a small cooler with snacks and drinks but styrofoam and glass are not allowed. Our Truckee River Rafting experience is sure to create a fun and memorable adventure for all!

Riverman Season Update

We are OPEN for Summer 2024! Weather & water permitting. Book your reservation now!

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Riverman's Opinion:
200 CFS- Low and Slow
300 CFS- Perfect
400 CFS- Swift

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Testimonials

Family Fun

“Great rafting trip! Well organized from start to finish. Had lots of family fun! Mostly a lazy river, but some fun little rapids and great rapids for a grand finale. Good times!”

- Nancy N.

Best Way to Spend A Sunny Day

“From the first moment we entered the parking lot, we were treated to top notch customer service by every staff member we encountered. Parking was easy, restrooms were clean, and we were on the water within minutes of our arrival. Go early to enjoy a relaxing float down the river. Pack beverages and snacks so you can stop for a picnic. This is a perfect activity for the whole family. Kudos for a well-run operation. Worth every penny. We'll be back”

- Brigitte S.

Unforgettable Experience

“Awesome experience you will never forget. This is a must do in Tahoe. The family story is amazing and the river is truly gorgeous.”

- Ray C.

A Trip To Remember

“Absolutely a must-do trip! The staff is friendly and helpful. The river is beautiful and crystal-clear. This trip is for any age group, and guaranteed to be one you'll always remember”

- Linda D.

Best Thing in Tahoe City

“When visiting in Tahoe during the summer, there is one thing you have to do and that is rafting down the Truckee with Truckee River Rafting (Yellow Paddles). I have been doing this every year for 30+ years and we don't miss it. It is the most relaxing and serene trip. Go early when it's not crowded and you won't be disappointed”

- Patty F

A Family Tradition!

“We have been rafting the Truckee with Truckee River Rafting for over 25 years! We have always had a great time and love the service they provide! I grew up rafting here with my parents and this was my first time bringing our son to do the same. Thanks for a great time!”

- Cullen D.

A Must Do!

“What a BLAST! We had a great time and an awesome experience. The staff was awesome, well organized, friendly, and helpful! We loved that our dogs were able to accompany us on our rafting adventure. Rafts looked to be brand new and the process to book online was simple. We will definitely be back to enjoy this experience again. It was well worth the price. Thanks, Truckee River Rafting!”

- Greg B.

Great Family Fun!

“Our family is a river rafting novice and this was a great experience for us. Fun for all! The river is slow with only a couple of minor "rapids" to navigate. There are many places to stop and enjoy lunch or a dip in the water. Also, the check in and out process with this company was super easy! Fabulous experience!”

- Ryan P.

Well Run Fun

“My family and I had a great time! The process of getting people set up and in rafts was so smooth. From providing parking, easy and fast shuttle services to the actual float and instructions in case of any issues, this company is excellent.”

- Michelle S.