Being so close to Tahoe is a huge advantage for Reno in the way of outdoor activities and recreation. Fishing, golfing, kayaking, mountain biking, rafting, hiking, horseback riding and skiing are all available in Reno/Tahoe.


Nearby Truckee River Whitewater park is open year round. The park is located in downtown Reno, and offers 11 drop pools and class 2-3 rapids. There is a variety of whitewater activities for people of all skill levels.


Kayaks can be rented from Tahoe Whitewater Tours or Inflatable Kayaks and Rafts, or guided tours are available in the area as well.


Mayberry Run is a two-hour trip that travels 5.5 miles. This trip is appropriate for even the first time rafter, and is a class II run. Stops along the way give plenty of excitement, but also peace and quiet while floating down the river. In spring and early summer, this route is done in rafts. After the water settles and warms up, "inflatable kayaks" are used instead for this guided tour.


Crissy Caughlin Run is three miles of mild class II rapids, and on this route people are allowed to rent inflatable kayaks and go on their own. 


Boca Run is for those seeking more excitement. This route is a half-day, 5.5 mile tour. This tour starts gently, then the rapids build to an exciting finish of class III rapids. Only 25 minutes away from Reno, this route is easily accessible to those visiting Reno.


Reno also offers the unique sport of sandboarding. This activity resembles snowboarding, but, as the name suggests, it is done on sand slopes.

You can try archery at Wasting Arrow Indoor Archery, 8975 Double Diamond Parkway A8, Reno NV