Northern California May 15, 2018
This All-Day Float Trip Will Make Your Northern California Summer Complete
There’s no better way to spend a summer day in California than floating down a lazy river. Well, it’s
one of the best ways at least. As the weather continues to warm up, you’ll be looking for ways to cool off and relax. That’s why this all-day float trip should be at the top of your summer bucket list. Spend a few hours totally immersed in one of the most beautiful spots in Northern California and have a blast while traversing this beautiful river. This float trip is sure to become your new summer tradition.
The Truckee River is one of the most popular floating and rafting destinations in Northern California. With the help of Truckee River Raft Co., you can spend all day floating down this gorgeous river. Their rafting excursions are one of the best ways to make some sweet summer memories!
You'll start your journey by parking at a lot across from the River Ranch Lodge in Tahoe City. You'll then take a shuttle to the start of the float trip.
This leisurely, five mile float down the Truckee River is guaranteed to become an experience you remember for years to come. They open for the season in June where you can float daily from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.
The cost of the trip includes parking, shuttle, paddles, a life vest, and the use of their sturdy, large rafts. This section of the river is nice and calm, making it the perfect way to relax and just take in the scenery.
Depending on how quickly you paddle, the trip can take anywhere from 2-4 hours. There are plenty of small beaches along the way where you can pull out and take in the sights or even a grab a bite to eat from a nearby eatery. Restrooms are also provided along the way.
The float trip is great for everyone, including children 2 years and older. The trip down the river is totally tranquil, with only a few small rapids to keep you awake. The water is usually around 65-70 degrees—perfect for a hot day.
Truckee River Raft Co. encourages you to bring food and drinks for picnicking on or beside the river. Dogs are welcome, too! There is a convenience store located at the start of the trip where you can purchase snacks, beverages, and clothing.
The float trip concludes at the patio of River Ranch Lodge & Restaurant. The lodge is the perfect place to end the trip. Hang out, fuel up with some amazing food, and reflect on the awesome day you had. This is definitely a trip that you'll want to take advantage of.
You'll find Truckee River Raft Co. at 185 W River Rd Tahoe City, California. The price of the float trip is $40 for adults and $30 for children. They offer special discounts for groups of 15 or more. For more information, check out their website
Have you completed this float trip before? What’s your favorite lazy river to relax on in California? Check out our list of
9 Incredible Rivers In Northern California for more perfect adventure destinations.