Monthly Archives: August 2013

Tour the Upper Truckee River Ecosystem by Kayak


Tour the Upper Truckee River Ecosystem by Kayak

The Lake Tahoe Water Trail Association, The Sierra Nevada Alliance and Kayak Tahoe are teaming up to offer a tour of the Upper Truckee River riparian ecosystem for the Sierra Nevada Alliances 20th Annual Conference attendees. The entrance to the largest river estuary at Lake Tahoe is an easy two-mile paddle from the Kayak Tahoe shop at Timber Cove, South Lake Tahoe, CA. We’ll paddle along the south shore of Lake Tahoe and negotiate the shallow sandbars at the entrance to the Upper Truckee. Then head upstream for about a mile. You’ll have opportunities to observe Caspian terns, Forster’s terns, bald eagles, osprey, common mergansers, and a variety of shorebirds as we penetrate into this secluded and protected area.


Timber Cove is 1.7 miles west on State Highway 50 from the Annual Conference site, accessible by car or by BlueGo Transit.


Sunday, September 15, 2013


The tour begins at 9:00 a.m. and brings you back to the shop at noon


$45.00 per person includes kayak, life vest, safety lesson, and guide (A discounted rate provided by Kayak Tahoe!)

What to Bring:

Water, sunscreen, sunglasses/hat, light snack, clothes that can get wet including a light jacket. If you bring binoculars, camera, or cell phone, be sure to bring waterproof bags for protection.


A prior reservation is required for this tour. Contact Kayak Tahoe at (530) 544-2011 to reserve your place today. (A 10 person minimum exists for this tour, so please make your reservation by September 13, 2013)