There are many summer activities in the Tahoe area for adventurers, but if you’re looking for a relaxing adventure, look no further than the lazy float down the Truckee River.
Flowing out of the northwest corner of Lake Tahoe in Tahoe City is a peaceful stretch of the Truckee River which is very popular for tourists and locals alike. You can bring your own floating devices or rent rafts from Truckee River Rafting and they will also provide a shuttle back to your car after the 2-3 hour float.
The trip will take you along Highway 89 where you will see gorgeous meadows and beautiful cabins along with occasional mountain views. There are deeper parts of the river along the way so you can jump in to cool off. A shallow river bottom and plenty of accessible banks afford the opportunity to stop and soak up the setting along the way. The take out is located at River Ranch Inn near Alpine Meadows.
See what it’s like for yourself:
Have fun on your float!