Located in the 'heart of downtown', at the site of an island in the river. A $1.5 million project created this whitewater park. A dam was removed, and 7000 tons of flat-top rock and boulders was brought in and strategically laid to create whitewater features. While it boasts a half mile length, in truth it is two channels, one being 1400' (with 5 drop/pools) and the other 1200' (with six drop/pools).
Each May the Truckee River Whitewater Park hosts the Reno River Festival. This is a multi-day celebration of the river, featuring competition, expo and entertainment. This is a great time to come and visit Reno. See www.renoriverfestival.com for more info.
Runnable year round.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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Enjoying the River
Youth Water Safety Class
Daniel playing around
Reno Whitewater Festival
Freestyle event in Reno
Reno Festival Marketplace
Reno Whitewater Festival Boatercross
Kirk in the Reno Festival
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On Thursday, March 28th, the Nevada Assembly Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on AB 396, which is a bill that will ensure access for recreation on Nevada's lakes and streams. Strong access laws are especially important if you enjoy spending time on rivers, and paddler's voices are important in this process for Nevada. You can participate a number of ways…
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