BIG WAVES little river!

No Riverwalk would be complete without a river. The Truckee River starts its 121 mile journey at the majestic Lake Tahoe in California and snakes its way through the Sierra Nevada Mountains before pushing its way right through the heart of the city and ending at Pyramid Lake, Nevada. The Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield opened in 2004 as a Reno redevelopment agency project and has become a focal point of the Riverwalk.

Kayakers of all skill levels (including beginners) can enjoy the one-half mile park which includes: easy access points from all directions, class 2 – 3 rapids, 11 drop-pools, 7,000 tons of smooth flat-top rocks, and boulders along the river banks, in-stream and convenient pedestrian walkways between both the east and west ends of Wingfield Park.

The water temperature ranges between 50 and 70 degrees. The deep fresh water pools provide a good habitat for fish, including the Lahontan cutthroat and rainbow trout.

For safety purposes, all users need to wear helmets and flotation jackets for their protection.

Technical Details:

Length: 2,600 feet, including 1,400 feet in the north channel and 1,200 feet in the south channel or one-half mile.

Difficulty: Class 2 to 3 course.

Users: kayaks, canoes and rafts, inner tubes

Maneuvers: Freestyle including front and side surfing, cartwheeling, throwing ends, blunt moves, spoofing and splatting, flat spinning, loops, front flips, slalom racing. Random boulders in channels.


This live webcam is located in Wingfield Park in Downtown Reno, right next to the Truckee River Whitewater Park.

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To find out more about the Truckee River Whitewater Park please visit:

For kayak rentals we recommend the following:

Tahoe Whitewater Tours
775-787-5000 | 800-442-7238

Wild Sierra Adventures
775-323-8928 | 866-323-8928


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