5 Things to do On, In, or Around the Truckee River

It’s finally warm enough to head down to the Truckee River without a chance of snow but what exactly can you do besides take in the beautiful view? Here are 5 things to do on, in, or around the Truckee River.

1. Tubing
Tubing is a great way to spend the day on the Truckee River. Sierra Adventures in downtown Reno allows you to rent an inner tube for $19 a day. Sierra Adventures is also right across from Truckee River Whitewater Park, so you don’t have to walk far to get to the river. They also offer a shuttle that will take you up the river and drop you off, saving you a parking hassle. We recommend starting at Mayberry Park, which leads right into Downtown Reno and, depending on the speed of the water, gives you about two hours of float time. Get more information about tubing the Truckee River here.

2. Rafting
For the more daring adventurers out there, you can raft the Truckee River. Though there is no age limit to those rafting the Truckee River, it’s important to enter into this with caution. Read up on Truckee River rafting safety in this list of FAQs from Truckee River Raft Co. They also provide rafts for you to use, life jackets, and even rafts with a guide. For more information, go here.

3. Fishing
Fishing along the Truckee River is a great summertime activity. However, there are many regulations that you need to follow, along with purchasing a fishing license, so before you gather up your fishing rods and head down to the river, be sure to read this overview of fishing in Nevada from the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

4. Swimming
Swimming is a great and relaxing way to take in Reno’s gorgeous, but hot, summer afternoons. However, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. Look for calm areas of water, which are perfect for swimming in. Gettting into the rapids could be dangerous.

5. Needlepoint?!
We once saw a woman in Mayberry Park sitting alongside the Truckee River crosstitching, a form of needlepoint. This only goes to show that the possibilites of what to do on or along the Truckee River are endless. You can run, hike, bike, raft, tube, picnic, fish, and even do needlepoint.

For more information about recreational activities you can do along the Truckee River, check out Truckee Water Authority’s Truckee River Recreational Map.