Eagle Valley Reservoir

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History

Eagle Valley Reservoir was impounded in 1965 and is located within Spring Valley State Park.

Pertinent Information

Eagle Valley Reservoir has a maximum depth of 43 feet and has 61 surface acres. The fishery is made up of rainbow, tiger trout (brown trout x brook trout hybrid) and brown trout, which are stocked annually. Other fish in the reservoir include desert suckers, speckled dace and golden shiners. Crayfish are also present. The reservoir is managed as a put-and-take fishery. The recent angler questionnaire survey found an average catch rate of 4.19 fish per angler day. Creel surveys found rainbow trout average about 10 inches, while the tiger trout averaged nearly 11 inches. Best fishing months are April through June and September through October. Ice fishing is popular during cold winters. There are 2 campgrounds, one having 36 sites with tables, grills, and ramadas. This same area has three restrooms, two with showers. The overflow campground has 6 sites with tables, grills, and pit toilets. Both campgrounds have access to water. Camping and day use is allowed year around. There are picnic tables, grills, a launch ramp, and a fish cleaning station for day use. Fees for both day use and camping are posted in the park. Summer temperatures range between 85 degrees F and 45 degrees F, while winter temperatures can drop below zero.

Stocking

Approximately 5,000 tiger trout (brown x brook trout hybrid) and 19,500 rainbow trout are scheduled to be stocked between March and June. In the fall, 19,500 rainbow trout are scheduled for stocking.

Regulations

General regulations prevail. Limit is 5 trout daily and in possession. Season is open year around, any hour of the day or night.

Boating Regulations

General statewide regulations. However, vessels are prohibited in areas designated by signs or buoys at Eagle Valley Dam at Spring Valley State Park.

Access

From Las Vegas, travel 21 miles north on I-15, then turn north on Highway 93 to Pioche, then east on State Route 322 (18 miles) to Spring Valley State Park and Eagle Valley Reservoir.


Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Tiger Trout

  • Regions

  • Southern Nevada

  • Counties

  • Lincoln