Truckee River Whitewater Park
The Truckee River Whitewater Park is located in the heart of Reno's bustling downtown hotel-casino and booming arts district. It features 11 pools for kayak play, as well as a kayak racing course, and it plays host to the annual Reno River Festival, one of the country's premier competitive kayaking events.
Whitewater Park Attributes
- Located in the heart of Reno's downtown resort area
- Walking distance from 24-hour hotel/casinos
- Open year-round with constant flow of clean, fresh water
- Large size -11 drop-pools; total of 2,600 feet in length (a half mile)
- Large variety of whitewater activities for different skill levels
- Easy public and spectator access
- Accommodation of low-water flows during dry spells
- Easy access to other mountain adventures, including skiing, golf, and mountain biking
- Easy to reach, close to Reno/Tahoe International Airport and Interstate 80
- Easily accessible from all directions
- Five drop pools in the north channel; six in the south channel.
- 7,000 tons of smooth flat-top rocks and boulders installed along the river
- Deep pools with continual fresh water provide good habitat for fish
- Surrounds grassy park with amphitheater and facilities for concerts, festivals, picnics, outdoor recreation
- Whitewater park removed dangerous dam, created safer recreation attraction
- Boaters can start anywhere upstream and enjoy a great experience
- Beginners can enjoy the whitewater park, which is engineered to be safe
- Length: 2,600 feet, including 1,400 feet in the north channel and 1,200 feet in the south channel, or one-half mile.
- Class 2 to 3 course (on a scale of 1 to 6; one being a lake, six being a waterfall)
- Users: kayaks, canoes and rafts, inner tubes
- Maneuvers: freestyle, front and side surfing, cartwheeling, throwing ends, blunt moves, spoofing and splatting, flat spinning, loops, front flips, slalom racing. Random boulders in channels