Truckee River Rafting

The Truckee River Rafting trip floats you through tranquil stretches of scenic meadows, mountains and small rapids.

Truckee River Rafting is Tahoe’s original raft company, family owned and operated since 1973. You begin your leisurely float in Tahoe City, along a peaceful stretch of the Truckee River, ending at the River Ranch Restaurant where you can end the trip with a delicious meal. Truckee River Rafting is a self guided raft trip offering commercial grade rafts (2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 person rafts) to spend the day on the river.

  • Hours Operating Daily 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. Last bus at 6:00 pm
  • Address 175 River Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Phone 530-583-1111
  • Website Truckee River Rafting
  • Best Feature After your trip, relax and enjoy dinner or drinks at the River Grill, their riverfront restaurant in Tahoe City, adjacent to the raft launch
  • Rafting
  • Restaurants
  • Rentals

From Truckee: Take Highway 89 south 13 miles, to Tahoe City. Proceed all the way to the “Y”, turn just before the stoplight under the green and yellow “Raft Parking” banner.

From North Tahoe: Take Highway 28 (North Lake Blvd.) west to Tahoe City. Proceed straight through stop light and turn left under the green and yellow raft parking banner.

From South Lake Tahoe: Take Highway 89 OR 50/28 around Lake Tahoe to the North Shore and Tahoe City. From Tahoe City, proceed all the way to the “Y”, turn just after the stoplight under the green and yellow “Raft Parking” banner.

From River Ranch: CALL THEM IN ADVANCE when parking at take-out area (Bell’s Landing/River Ranch).


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    Truckee, CA
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