Boating In Abundance, Whatever Your Vessel of Choice May Be
If you want to get out on a larger body of water, Donner Lake is a great choice! With sandy beaches, a fully-equipped marina, and an impressive depth of 328 ft, you can spend a whole day or a whole week here having the time of your life. Boca Reservoir is surrounded by campgrounds so you can camp, boat, and fish during your stay. So, get that camping stove ready because you can bring your hot coffee straight from the campsite to your boat!
Try stand up stand up paddleboarding or renting a kayak, hydrobike, or pedal boat! You’re bound to have a great time and you might see some interesting wildlife along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for osprey and bald eagles (ready to dive for fish from the sky) and beaver dams along the shoreline.
Drift Downstream and Let Your Worries Drift Away
Nevada County also offers abundant opportunities for river-lovers. The Truckee River is a great, mellow river experience. You can start near Tahoe City and end at the River Ranch, enjoying a nice float to beat the summer heat. Don’t forget to “Leave No Trace” and bring plenty of water to drink. Rafts can be rented at several locations near the put-in. Lower down in the county, you can embark on an epic adventure on the water with guided rafting; professional guides are dedicated to keeping you safe while offering the best day ever! Whitewater rafting allows us to be more connected to our rivers, our environment, and our state of (of mind). You can enjoy the sport for a day, an overnighter, or even multiple days! For expert whitewater kayakers, there are several famous world-class stretches of river.