Rye Patch Reservoir

Description:

Rye Patch Dam and Reservoir are on the Humboldt River about 26 miles upstream from Lovelock, Nevada. The Dam, constructed in 1935-36 and enlarged in 1976, is 78 feet high with a crest length of 1,074 feet. The dam is a major feature of the Humboldt Project. Surface area of approximately 12,000 acres at full reservoir storage. Fishing season is year-round. Warm-water fishery with game species including white bass, walleye, white crappie, largemouth bass, bluegill, brown bullhead, and channel catfish. Nevada State record walleye caught at Rye Patch.

Directions:

North on I-80 from Lovelock or south on I-80 from Winnemucca.

Phone:

702-538-7321

Email:

Address:

Rye Patch State Recreation Area Star Rt. 1 P.O. Box 215 Lovelock, NV 89419

Activities:

Boating Camping Fishing Hunting Picnicking Water Sports

Organization:

BOR - Bureau of Reclamation

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