Adams-McGill Reservoir

Nevada Dace Fish

An oasis for birds, waterfowl, fish and wildlife in the midst of Nevada’s Great Basin desert surrounds little-known Adams-McGill Reservoir. This nearly 15,000-acre wetland is located in the White River Valley of Nevada’s Silver Trails Region. Although planned for wildlife…

South Fork Reservoir

South Fork Reservoir is located on the south fork of the Humboldt River about 16 miles south of Elko in northern Nevada. Although the South Fork Dam was completed in 1988, the reservoir was not completely filled until 1995, making…

Washoe Lake

State Park at Washoe Lake

Washoe Lake, along with the smaller Little Washoe Lakes, is located in western Nevada between Carson City and Reno. Nestled in peaceful Washoe Valley, the lake has stunning views of both the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Carson Range. The…

Ruby Lake

Fishing at Ruby Marsh

Perhaps the last thing one would expect to find in the deserts of northeastern Nevada is a marsh. But Ruby Lake is just that: a 17,125 acre marsh and national wildlife refuge that is home to hundreds of wetland species.…

Wild Horse Reservoir

Fishing at the Dam at Wild Horse Reservoir

Wild Horse Reservoir, also known as Wildhorse Reservoir, is located along the Owyhee River in the deserts of northeastern Nevada near the Idaho border. The reservoir was originally built in 1937 to provide water storage for irrigation for the Duck…

Walker Lake

Shore View of Walker Lake

Walker Lake is a natural lake located in rural Mineral County, Nevada about 75 miles southeast of Reno, Nevada. It is one of several freshwater terminus lakes in the Great Basin, meaning it has no outflows. The lake is fed…

Rye Patch Reservoir

View of Rye Patch Reservoir

Rye Patch Reservoir is located on the Humboldt River in Pershing County, Nevada. The reservoir was completed in 1936 and provides flood control and irrigation to the surrounding area, along with two smaller reservoirs on its eastern edge, the Upper…

Lahontan Reservoir

Lahontan Reservoir is located about 45 miles northeast of Carson City, Nevada, on the Carson River. The Lahontan Dam was completed in 1915 and impounds a portion of the Carson River, along with diversions from the Truckee River, to store…

Pyramid Lake

Shadows on Rocks Formation at Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake is a true natural wonder located in the Pyramid Lake Paiute Indian Reservation in western Nevada. Covering 117,400 acres, it is the third largest of the remaining salt lakes in the United States, after Great Salt Lake, Utah…