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Truckee River Rafting

Truckee River Rafting in Tahoe City, CA, offers dog-friendly, self-guided rafting trips along a peaceful 5-mile stretch of the Truckee River for you and your pup. The scenic rafting trips are appropriate for nearly all ages and athletic abilities. The rafting trip takes 2-4 hours to complete. You are welcome to bring a small cooler with snacks and beverages to enjoy on your trip. Leashed dogs up to 50 lbs are permitted. Visit Website

Or call (530) 583-1111 or email truckeeriverrafting@gmail.com for more information.


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Truckee River Rafting has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 7 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 102 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Kathy
    May 12, 2024
    River water polluted?

    I would research further as these reviews are older. I just read a brief notice on the internet that EPA considers the river polluted. I'm not going so am not going to research further but so many water ways have some type of pollution going on. I'm not taking any chances.

  • Deirdre
    Jul 21, 2021
    Loved Everything About This Day

    My husband, my 3 yr old son, our 4mo old German Shepherd Charlie and myself absolutely loved this activity. Bring a soft shell cooler with your fav beverages and snacks and enjoy a relaxing day on the river. The company is so cool that they allow dogs, we brought our own life jacket for Charlie since it would be easier to get her back in the boat if she jumped out. We took our time, normally takes 2-3 hours but we took 4 hours by stopping along the river to drink, eat, and take a dip!

  • Sandra
    Jun 29, 2021
    Great fun for both dogs and people

    Truckee River Raft Company allows you to bring your pup on a lazy, self-guided float down the Truckee River by Lake Tahoe. In other places I have visited, dogs are not welcome on rafts, so this is truly special. The water is crystal clear, and there are plenty of places to stop and swim or eat your lunch along the way. They even allow you to bring coolers and alcohol (just no glass or styrofoam, please).

  • Nettie
    Aug 29, 2019
    Great For Our Aging Dog

    This was an awesome activity to do with our 12 1/2 year old lab. The river was mostly calm and had a bunch of different spots you could pull off to the side and let her swim. There are portable bathrooms on the side of the river every mile down. The entire trip took us just over 2 hours. The staff was friendly and made sure we were comfortable before we left down the river. 100% must do activity to do with your dog!!

  • Stacy D
    More than a year ago
    Awesome Adventure

    Even though we read that this was pet friendly we were still hesitant. However once there we were very welcomed along with our furbaby. This was probably the most fun we had on our entire vacation. Pet friendly and a blast.

  • Samantha
    More than a year ago
    More than I expected...

    I was very nervous about rafting because of my fear of water. I'm great at swimming but I guess I just thought there were be crazy rapids. There was still enough excitement on our trip, but it was calm enough that the door was not in danger. Would love to go back.

  • Ryan
    More than a year ago
    Dog Day on the Truckee River

    This is a great river trip for dogs of all sizes. I rate it a "10" out of 10 wags!

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