Wilson Common Pond

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Wilson Common Pond was constructed in 1994 and the park is managed by Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space. The Nevada Department of Wildlife first started stocking the pond with rainbow and bowcutt (rainbow x cutthroat hybrid) trout in 1995, at which time it was opened to the public for fishing.

Pertinent Information

The pond covers approximately one surface acre, is 15 feet deep, and receives water from Franktown Creek. It is managed as a put-and-take fishery, meaning that fish are stocked and are expected to be caught quickly by anglers. Fish checked during creel surveys averaged 9 inches in length. Recently, crappie have been illegally introduced and are caught occasionally. The pond is surrounded by a large, well-maintained lawn with lots of room for kids to play. It also has tennis and volleyball courts and picnic areas. It is a great place for kids to fish since few trees interfere with casting.


Wilson Common Pond will receive 4,000 rainbow trout in the spring and 500 rainbow trout in the fall. The spring plantings are spread out over a 4-month period starting in March.


General regulations apply: Season is open year round, during public park hours. Limit is 3 game fish.

Boating Regulations

No boats or float tubes are allowed.


Wilson Common Pond is located in Washoe Valley between Carson City and Reno. The park is approximately 1 mile south of Bower’s Mansion on old 395. Turn east on William Brent Drive. Keep your eyes open … it is easy to miss.


  • Rainbow Trout
  • Crappie

  • Regions

  • Western Nevada

  • Counties

  • Washoe