Rafting Season Around Tahoe City, CA
Posted by: Squaw Valley Lodge
175 River Road
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Daily, through September 3rd
Adults (ages 13+) – $24-$35
Kids (ages 6-12) – $19-$30
Kids (ages 2-5) – FREE!
Dogs (under 50lbs, leashed) – FREE!
The water's warm, sky's bright, and sun's shining. That's right, it's that time of year again. Truckee River rafting season lasts through early September, just after Labor Day, and no one does it better than Truckee River Rafting, "Tahoe's original raft company" and home of the "Riverman!" Serving the North Lake Tahoe area for 40 years now, they offer self-guided river tours to groups of 2-40+ rafters.
Where Does the Tour Go & What Should I Know?
Starting in Tahoe City, the tour stretches 5 miles before ending at the mouthwatering River Ranch Restaurant, home of "The Best Happy Hour in North Tahoe." Most of the water is calm, offering rafters a serene, peaceful ride through some of the most majestic scenery the country has to offer, from towering mountains to sprawling, flower-filled meadows. There's no time limit, but the whole tour takes approximately 2-4 hours. Though you should save room for a bite at River Ranch Restaurant, it's a good idea to bring some drinks and snacks in a small cooler to enjoy along the way (no styrofoam or glass, though). Paddles, vests, and a return shuttle ride are included. "Early Bird" and online purchase discounts are available, so be sure to book yours today!