The Truckee River Whitewater Park is located in the heart of Reno’s bustling downtown hotel-casino and booming arts district. It features 11 drop pools for kayak play, as well as a kayak racing course. Every May, professional kayakers from around the world flock to Reno and compete in the Reno River Festival. Spectators can watch from the Arlington Street Bridge and the river banks as the kayakers perform front flips, cartwheeling, and slalom racing.
You can also enjoy kayaking, canoeing and other water toys in the open waters of our surrounding lakes, including Lake Tahoe! To help you make a splash, here are some resources. Also, check out our water activities page for more fun on the water!