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 and fish are stocked and caught quickly by anglers.  It is a great place for kids to fish since few trees interfere with casting.  Use bait such as nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, or Power Bait, or lures such as small spinners or spoons.  Fly-fishing is also popular.  The pond is surrounded by a large, well-maintained lawn with lots of room for kids to play.  It also has an outhouse, tennis and volleyball courts, and picnic areas.  


Stocking Updates


Nevada Fishing Regulations

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