Squaw Creek Reservoir

Map of Squaw Creek Reservoir


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History

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.

Pertinent Information

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.  Although the 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.

Stocking

Stocking Updates

Regulations

Nevada Fishing Regulations

Boating Regulations

No special regulations apply.

Access

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. 


Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Cutthroat Hybrid
  • Bullhead Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Largemouth Bass

  • Regions

  • Western Nevada

  • Counties

  • Washoe