Corner of Arlington and First Street
89501 Lake Tahoe,
NileGuide Expert tip:
Crowded on summer weekends. Try for weekday afternoons, and follow up with a movie at the nearby theater.
he Whitewater Park features:
- Easy access from all directions
- Large size – 11 drop-pools; total of 2,600 feet in length, or one-half mile. Five drop pools in the north channel; six in the south channel for kayaking maneuvers that decrease slightly in elevation with each successive pool, to keep them supplied with fresh water
- 7,000 tons of smooth flat-top rocks and boulders installed along the river banks and in-stream for easy public access, spectators, and kayaking maneuvers
- Deep pools with continual fresh water provide good habitat for fish, particularly Lahontan cutthroat trout
- Surrounds grassy park with amphitheater and facilities for concerts, festivals, picnics, outdoor sports and recreation
- Kayakers can start anywhere upstream and enjoy a great experience
- Pedestrian walkway beneath Arlington Avenue for convenient mobility between east and west ends of Wingfield Park
- Water temperature ranges between 50 and 70 degrees. It doesn't freeze
- All users need to wear helmets and flotation jackets for protection and safety
- Kayakers, at all levels, including beginners, can enjoy the whitewater park
Length: 2,600 feet, including 1,400 feet in the north channel and 1,200 feet in the south channel or one-half mile.
Difficulty: Class 2 to 3 course. (on a scale of 1 to 6; one being a lake, six being a waterfall)
Users: kayaks, canoes and rafts, inner tubes
Maneuvers: freestyle including front and side surfing, cartwheeling, throwing ends, blunt moves, spoofing and splatting, flat spinning, loops, front flips, slalom racing. Random boulders in channels.