Echo Canyon Reservoir

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History

Echo Canyon Reservoir was constructed in 1969 in the Meadow Valley Wash, approximately 10 miles downstream from Eagle Valley Reservoir in Lincoln County.  The reservoir is located within Echo Canyon State Park.

Pertinent History

The reservoir covers 70 surface acres to a maximum depth of 27 feet.  The sport fishery comprises rainbow and brown trout, white crappie, largemouth bass, and black bullhead.  Anglers catch white crappie averaging about 8 inches and largemouth bass about 9 inches.  Unstable water levels and a short growing season lead to fish being small, but occasionally large fish are caught.  Anglers generally use Power Bait for trout, although lures and flies work equally well.  Crappies take small worms, flies, and jigs.  Largemouth can be caught with spinner baits, crank baits, flies, and worms (both rubber and live).  Echo Canyon State Park has campsites with water, ramadas, grills, tables, flush toilets, and an RV dump station.  The boat ramp becomes available at a high water level, but boats can be launched from shore when the water level drops.  Summer temperatures may reach 90°F, while you might experience snow in the winter.

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Regulations

Nevada Fishing Regulations

Boating Regulations

A vessel must be operated at a speed that leaves a flat wake, but in no case be operated at a speed in excess of 5 nautical miles per hour.

Access

From Las Vegas, travel 21 miles on I-15 north, then north on Highway 93 to Pioche, then east 7 miles on State Route 322, turning south for 5 miles on State Route 323. The entrance road is paved.


Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Bullhead Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappie

  • Regions

  • Southern Nevada

  • Counties

  • Lincoln