Squaw Creek Reservoir
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Squaw Creek Reservoir is a private reservoir
constructed in 1952. At that time,
negotiations with the landowner resulted in public access to the reservoir. Th4e Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked
cutthroat trout for angling and for use as a brood stock source, providing eggs
for hatchery rearing. However, egg
harvest was never very successful and the effort was abandoned. Since then, the reservoir has been managed as a
put-and-take trout fishery and a general warmwater fishery.
At maximum pool, the reservoir is 48 surface acres
and is 45 feet deep. There are two
tributaries, with one providing warmwater to the reservoir. Largemouth bass, green sunfish, bullhead,
channel catfish, rainbow trout, brown trout, and bowcutt trout (rainbow x
cutthroat trout hybrid) are the sport fish occurring in the reservoir. The best time to fish is in the spring, with
trout ranging between 10 and 12 inches, largemouth bass between 10 and 14 inches,
and catfish between 10 and 12 inches.
reservoir is located on private property, primitive camping is allowed. There are no restrooms or trash facilities,
but to ensure this fishery remains open to the public, please respect private property
and leave the area cleaner than you found it.
No special regulations apply.
From Interstate 80, take the Wadsworth exit and travel north on State Route 447 for approximately 95 miles to Squaw Creek Reservoir which is located on the west side of the road.