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.
North on I-80 from Lovelock or south on I-80 from Winnemucca.
Rye Patch State Recreation Area Star Rt. 1 P.O. Box 215 Lovelock, NV 89419
Boating Camping Fishing Hunting Picnicking Water Sports
BOR - Bureau of Reclamation