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Difficulty I-II(III)
Length 14 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 20 minutes ago 16.1 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/17/2010 5:09 am

River Description

This scenic section of river has multiple access points, several class 2 rapids and one class 3 rapid.  Most of the river is bordered by private property, but there are a number of public parks and some sections of BLM land. 


Getting There:   This section is just to the east of Carson City.


Carson River Aquatic Trail Map 

BRT-Insights Carson River Guide


Other areas of the Carson River near Carson City, Dayton and Fort Churchill State Historic Park also offer kayaking and rafting. Be sure to scout a route and exercise caution.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Boatable flows are typically in April, May and June, but winter flows can also be good.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Action Alert–Support River Access in Nevada!

Megan Hooker

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…


Paul Martzen


Matt Muir


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1197837 06/17/10 Paul Martzen added gauge, coordinates and links
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