Truckee River In Reno, Nevada

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Dec 172018


On this spectacular weekday afternoon after having a delicious lunch with a friend there were a few moments to take in this view of the Truckee River. I’m sitting in the same place yet the snapshots are in opposite directions. The water flow was like white noise that you drift off to in a dream state. The clean, crisp afternoon air filling my lungs with breaths of delight. Calmness took over and encapsulated me.

At 121 miles long the Truckee River originates from Lake Tahoe and slithers it’s way through the Interstate 80 corridor between Truckee, California and Reno, Nevada. It is the centerpiece attraction for downtown Reno sans the casinos. The past several years have seen a big development to increase its appeal to both tourists and locals alike. You can find concerts during the non winter months and many high end restaurants or smaller places with delicious food to take with you as you stroll either side of the river walk.

Other numerous activities along the river include but are not limited to river surfing, rafting, fishing and spectacular outdoor photography opportunities.

After leaving Reno, Nevada the Truckee River eventually filters out into the legendary Pyramid Lake while also providing water for farmers in the outlying metro area.

Would you like to visit the Truckee, River in Reno, Nevada?

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Mike Vogler

I have been told (many times) that I really need to write a book about my life. The past 50+ years have been an exciting ride, and these days I find myself with a great many passions. However, I feel that this website is a much more personal way with which to share my musings, stories and commentary.

  24 Responses to “Truckee River In Reno, Nevada”

  1. This sounds absolutely lovely! What a nice moment in time. Thanks for sharing with us all.

  2. Enjoyed reading that. Closest I got was LA and TX.

  3. You are an amazing writer! I could picture myself there! Keep it up!

  4. Like Reno, more and more urban areas seem to be reclaiming river banks formerly used by industries. Instead of vacant, decaying factories, there are multi-use river walks that attract locals as well as tourists. The rivers themselves are also cleaner, thanks to the Clean Water Act. (And, I’ll stop here before I say something political and get myself banned from this blog.)

  5. Lovely photos – what a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing that moment

  6. I would definitely like to see this, Mike. It’s on our list of places to visit. The river looks very clean, too. Sounds like a lovely area to walk around and shop. Lovely photos!

    • That is the one downside….the river walk area is NOT a shopping area whatsoever. Our city government is always 10 years behind the times. *sigh* Have a great week Lisa! πŸ™‚

  7. As a preteen, we lived in Gardnerville, but my orthodontist was in Reno. My mother and my friend’s mother would take turns driving us two girls to Reno once a month to visit the orthodontist. I very clearly remember crossing the bridge over the river to enter downtown – and the Mapes Casino/Hotel was on the right side as we crossed in to downtown. I remember the Mapes had a dining room overlooking the river and it was considered very special occasion to have lunch at the Mapes. Living in Gardnerville from 2nd grade through high school, (we didn’t even have a stop light in town, and no one locked their doors) going to the “big city” of Reno was really something. Does the Mapes still exist?!

    • Oh what an awesome memory to share! Thank you Patti as I loved reading that! Sadly, in another of many numerous moronic moves by the city government since I’ve lived here in 1982, they tore that down. It would be a gold mine tourist attraction today! I actually got to eat in that dining room! πŸ™‚

  8. Sounds like a day well spent! And that river looks beautiful! Nothing like the sound of water running – so peaceful, isn’t it πŸ™‚ ?

    • Oh yes and in hindsight I should have videotaped the river for the sound effect!! *argh* πŸ™‚

  9. I guess we followed the Truckee for a spell years back, en route along I-80 from Sacramento to Reno and on to Salt Lake City….unfortunately we didn’t stop for long to smell the roses! Love the post, and we will definitely check out the river if we’re ever back in the area!

    • The three of us have to at least find a middle ground somewhere to meet someday! Though, when the weather is nice I would love to come up and visit the farm! πŸ™‚

  10. Looks like a great place to visit! The lighting is wonderful in these photos! I love the sound of moving water! So relaxing! It seems the ducks are enjoying it too! Joe and I have never been to Reno. Will certainly have to visit it we ever make it out there!

    • And when you do give me a heads up as I would love to meet you both! I’ve been super lazy lately and not carrying my camera with me. This darn iPHone X (along with using some of the settings) produce the nicest photos. Yet, I took a photography class this Fall so I need to get back with the program. I really appreciate the compliment! πŸ™‚

  11. Looks like a wonderful place to visit, going by your beautiful photos, Mike! Anywhere that produces such a serene effect has to be good. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you so much for the compliment and I hope things are going well for all of you up north, Debbie! πŸ™‚

  12. Beautiful river! You know you were meant to write when you can capture and hold the attention of people with an excellently written post like this – about a river some may never see, but now want to! The pictures were great (more, more please) and the description of restaurants make me want to say, β€œRoad trip”!!

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