Water Sports & Play
Truckee River Rules to Play By
The Truckee River in Reno becomes a magnet for a wide variety of recreational activities during the warm months of the year. With so many people coming to the Truckee River to pursue their own brand of recreation fun, it's important for everyone to share our beautiful river by being polite and considerate of other users.
Avoid a Truckee River Tragedy with Safe Water Play & Common Sense
The Truckee River runs swift and cold in spring, even after warm weather arrives. Safe, common sense precautions will help keep a day of enjoying the water from turning tragic. This is especially true when small children are involved. They are least likely to be aware of the danger lurking in the alluring water of the Truckee River.
Reno / Tahoe Water Play
The Reno / Tahoe combination of high elevation and hot summers results in some rigorous outdoor conditions. The arrival of summer heat doesn't necessarily mean area waters have warmed up. Learn how this works and your visits to area lakes and rivers will be enjoyable rather than tragic.
Top Free Places to Cool Off Around Reno / Tahoe
Reno residents head for the water when the heat is on. We may live in a desert, but there is plenty of water-based recreation in the Reno / Tahoe region thanks to our proximity to the Sierra Nevada and the cool water that flows our way from its many streams.
Let's Go Fishing in Reno
The Reno / Tahoe area has numerous places for kids and families to enjoy fishing, as well as challenging waters for experienced anglers.
Pyramid Lake Recreation
Pyramid Lake is a recreation destination north of Reno, Nevada, featuring boating, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing, bird watching, photography. It is completely within the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe reservation.
Beat the Reno / Tahoe Heat
Reno / Tahoe has hot summers and a high elevation, creating health concerns for people sensitive to high temperatures and exposure to UV radiation from the sun.
Public Swimming Pools in Reno and Sparks
Both Reno and Sparks maintain public swimming pools. Indoor pools operate year round and outdoor pools are only open during the summer season.
Reno River Festival
The Reno River Festival at the Truckee River Whitewater Park is a major event attracting thousands to downtown Reno, Nevada. Kayaking is the main event, but there is much more to this family friendly festival.
Register for Reno River Festival Events
Register online for events at the Reno River Festival - open freestyle kayaking, slalom, boatercross, and stand-up paddleboard.