Prosser Creek Reservoir

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Prosser Creek Reservoir


(530) 587-3558

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Prosser Creek Dam and Reservoir, completed in 1962, are located on Prosser Creek about one and a half miles above the confluence of Prosser Creek and the Truckee River. The dam and reservoir are features of the Washoe Project. Area is open year-round (frozen during winter). A surface area of approximately 750 acres at full reservoir storage. About 11 miles of shoreline. A five-miles-per-hour speed limit on the reservoir. Access by paved road. Year-round fishing.

Map of Prosser Creek Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 39.380355, -120.146313



  • Boating

    A five-miles-per-hour speed limit on the reservoir.

  • Camping

    Access by paved road.

  • Fishing

    Fishing allowed in the summer, Ice fishing during the winter. Available species include rainbow and brown trout.

  • Hiking

    Backpacking and day hiking trails are both available.

  • Hunting

    Big game, small game, game bird, and trapping are all permitted. Please contact park services for more information.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is generally permitted in all areas of the forest. Although there is a substantial amount of private lands within the forest boundaries--please respect the rights of property owners. The forest also has a number of designated picnic areas with tables, restrooms, fire rings and potable water. Some campgrounds also have day use areas suitable for picnicking.

  • RVing

    Please contact park services for more information.

  • Water Sports

    Motorized and non-motorized boating, swimming, tubing, waterskiing, and windsurfing may all be available. Please contact park services for more information.

  • Winter Sports

    Winter is a great time to explore the Sierra Nevada. Many miles of roads and trails on the Forest offer excellent cross-country skiing and snowmobiling routes. Several commercial downhill ski resorts are operated with special-use permits on National Forest land. Snowplay and sledding can be enjoyed near many of the major highways.



Located three miles east of California 89 N., near Truckee.

Phone Numbers


(530) 587-3558