Lahontan Reservoir

Description:

Lahontan Dam and Reservoir,on the Carson River store the natural flow of the Carson River along with water diverted from the Truckee River. The dam is a feature of the Newlands Project. There is a powerplant immediately below the dam. Surface area of approximately 11,200 acres at full reservoir storage with 69 miles of shoreline. Fishing season is year-round. The reservoir is a warm-water fishery that supports white bass, walleye, white crappie, catfish, and brown and rainbow trout. A health advisory has been issued by the State of Nevada regarding consumption of fish caught in the reservoir due to mercury contamination.

Directions:

Site is located 45 miles east of Carson City on Nevada 50. Access by paved and improved dirt roads.

Phone:

775-867-3500

Email:

Address:

Lahontan State Recreation Area 16799 Lahontan Dam Fallon, NV 89406

Activities:

Boating Camping Fishing Recreational Vehicles Water Sports

Organization:

BOR - Bureau of Reclamation

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