East Fork Carson River: Hangman’s Run
(Class II Whitewater)
• Unforgettable high desert scenery •
• Perfect Beginner Trip •
• Natural geothermal hot springs •
• Historical wild west awaits •
• A true wilderness experience •
For those who feel no guilt in relaxing and indulging all their senses, a true wilderness experience awaits on the East Fork of the Carson River. Being 1 of 3 naturally flowing rivers in the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, this 21 mile section of class II whitewater truly captures the experience of floating down a wild river. In 1988 the East Fork Carson River was added to the California Wild & Scenic River System due to its remarkable surroundings. Situated close to South Lake Tahoe, this river makes for the perfect full day trip on you vacation. Starting in the stunningly beautiful Alpine County, the trip begins in pine forests as spectacular snow capped peaks encompass your surroundings. This river is swift and exciting as it flows continuously through the first 9 miles opening into the Nevada High Dessert. Natural geothermal hot springs greet you halfway down inviting you to sink into yet a deeper level of bliss as your guides prepare a delectable lunch. Once back in the boats the river slows down, meandering through a changing landscape of enchanting dessert scenery. Stretches of quiet floats encourage you to breathe in the fresh air and soak in the sun. A trip down the East Fork of the Carson River will sure to give everyone in your group a memorable experience. Its tranquil beauty, fun rapids, and hot springs are perfect for first time rafters and veterans alike. Join us on this exquisite escape into nature’s wonderland.
The Truckee River
In the 1980’s and 1990’s the Truckee river was not considered a place for paddle sports recreation. At the time government ordinances were in place prohibiting whitewater rafting. In 1997 Tahoe Whitewater Tours owner Mike Miltner fell in love with the Truckee River and began a long quest to allow permitted use, giving river runners the freedom to experience this beautiful river. Opposed by many, he fought an uphill battle against local, state, and federal opposition, later succeeding and opening the doors to recreational opportunities. Thanks to his efforts, Tahoe Whitewater Tours has been able to show thousands of people all the amazing elements the Truckee River has to offer.
- 6 Years and above recommended
- Everyone paddles
- Everyone should be in good physical shape (weight limit 250 lbs.)
- No experience necessary
Meeting Time: 8:30AM In South Lake Tahoe
Meeting Location: The South Tahoe pickup location for our full day tours on the Carson and South Fork of the American Rivers is at the Heavenly Village Transit Center located at: 2 Transit Way, South Lake Tahoe, Ca, 96150.
Available: April – June
Length: 21 Miles, All Day
Maximum Passengers: 7 passengers Per Boat. Occasionally Maximum 9 Passengers, Plus A Guide. Ask For Details.
Available Trip Dates: Everyday all Spring into early Summer!
Price: $130.00 per adult and $120.00 per child 12 or younger. Includes lunch, transportation, equipment, and guided trip. Discounts for groups of 12 or more
Other Full Day Rafting Adventures:
East Fork Carson River provided under a Special Use permit with the Humbolt-Toiyabe National Forest