Reno Tahoe Activities and Recreation
Activities & Attractions
You won't have enough time to experience all the exciting activities Reno Tahoe has to offer! You'll discover fully-accessible museums, performing art events, great shopping and dining and Nevada's very own, legendary casino action. Reno-Tahoe has all the nocturnal excitement you can imagine. From conventional reel to the newest multi-coin, multi-game videos including poker, blackjack and keno to table games like blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, baccarat and even pai gow. Test your luck at nickel payback or multi-million dollar progressive jackpots. Reno-Tahoe is also well-known for its user-friendly and accessible year-round events including The Great Balloon Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, the Reno River Festival and the Mighty Tour de Nez, which was proud to host the 2006 National Criterium Hand Cycling Championship in downtown Reno!
Kayaking and Rafting
Tahoe Whitewater Tours
has rafting frames with seats that are placed in the raft for quadriplegic guests and guests that are able to paddle. Blind paddlers always have a guide accompanying them; hearing impaired paddlers sit in the back of the raft so they can copy the paddlers in front of them. Call for reservations:
The Reno Tahoe/Carson City area is known for its many bike parks and paths and its adventurous mountain trails. Plan your next cycling getaway by visiting our biking page on our website, http://www.visitrenotahoe.com/reno-tahoe/what-to-do/land-adventures/bike.
Tour de Nez
One weekend each June, Reno welcomes the Mighty Tour de Nez. Three days of cycling events, pro racing, fun rides and activities are just some of the fun packed into this celebrated, annual event. In 2006, the Mighty Tour de Nez was the proud host of the National Criterium Hand Cycling Championship.
Disabled Sports USA Far West
leads the way in adaptive sports and recreation for people with disabilities. With over 30 years of experience, their trained staff and volunteers guide you in discovering life without limits. The Far West chapter is the founding chapter of Disabled Sports USA. Enjoy winter activities like skiing and snowboarding and summer activities including hand cycling, kayaking, 4WD excursions, water sports and weekend outings at Donner Lake.
Heavenly ski resort
Heavenly ski resort offers an outstanding program that is designed to provide the fun of skiing to guests with disabilities or in need of special assistance. Heavenly adaptive coaches meet the needs of individuals through specialized equipment or teaching methods. Each session guarantees a one-to-one student-teacher ratio. Coaches are selected based on the student's specific disability and skiing experience. All coaches are full time professionals who can provide instant feedback and personal attention.
offers guests in need of special assistance great adaptive private lessons, a professional ski and snowboard staff and a true mountain experience.
Rink on the River
Adaptive ice skating is available at the Rink on the River located on the corner of First & Virginia Streets in downtown Reno. Sit down sleds are available allowing seated sledding/skating. The rink is open Thanksgiving to the end of February, weather permitting. Use of the sleds is free with paid admission of $5.
Genoa Lakes Golf Resort
Offers a single-rider accessible golf cart that can be reserved by people with disabilities. Also available are golf professionals who can provide guests with adaptive golf lessons. Call for complete details and to reserve your tee time:
(775) 782-GOLF (4653)
offers a single-rider accessible golf cart. The cart can be reserved by people with disabilities to use during lessons or practice and on the course. Rosewood Lakes golf professionals can provide adapted golf lessons to both individuals and groups of people with disabilities. Call 24 hours in advance for reservations, (775) 857-2892.
has a single-rider accessible golf cart that can be reserved by people with disabilities. Call for complete details:
12850 Northwoods Blvd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(blind bowling rails wheelchair bowling ramps)
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 East Second Street
High Sierra Lanes
3390 S. Virginia St.
National Bowling Stadium
T he only facility of its kind in the world, is dedicated to the sport of bowling. Opening in 1995, The Los Angeles Times called it the, Taj Mahal of Tenpins. Living up to its name, the Stadium was elegantly designed with the tournament bowler in mind and has tournaments for guests with disabilities and annually holds the Northern Nevada Area Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.
Parks and Trails
The Reno-Tahoe area has many accessible parks. A sampling of three parks (a city, state and county park) are listed below:
Oxbow Nature Study Area
Just one mile from downtown, this 30-acre urban nature park is home to wildlife including mule deer, beavers, and coyotes. This peaceful park represents what the Reno area looked like more than 100 years ago. For more information call (775) 334-3808.
Bowers Mansion is located in Washoe Valley, on Franktown Road, 19 miles south of Reno, on the way to Carson City. The mansion has guided tours during the summer months. The grounds are beautiful and accessible. To get there, access Franktown Rd. from US 395; the junction is marked with a "Bowers Mansion" sign. For further information on hours and house tours, call (775) 849-0201 or (775) 849-0644.
Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park offers access to a number of different areas for visitors to enjoy. Sand Harbor is the most popular, with sandy beaches, a boat launch, picnicking and group use facilities. Sand Harbor is located three miles south of Incline Village on State Route 28 (east side of the lake). For more information contact (775)831-0494.
Camp Lotsafun offers children, teens and adults with Autism a chance to experience the adventure of attending summer camp, just like Mom and Dad did when they were kids. Our program integrates a progressive curriculum with an exciting recreational environment to encourage independence, develop friendships, and improve physical health. Join us at one of our many locations this summer. Visit Camplotsafun