Boulder Reservoir

Located 190 miles north of Reno, Boulder Reservoir was constructed in 1950 as a private irrigation reservoir. In 1957, an agreement between NDOW and the landowners allowed trout to be stocked and anglers to access the pond. In 2010, the reservoir was acquired by BLM. In 2014, a fishery and recreational improvement project was completed by deepening the reservoir, adding boulder piles to improve fish habitat, developing a campground, installing a fence around the reservoir and campground to exclude livestock, and planting trees and other vegetation. In 2019, a vault toilet was installed.

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Region
Western
County
Washoe
Type of water
Lake or Reservoir

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1001Rainbow Trout10.205-27-20221001

Pertinent Information

At maximum pool, the reservoir covers approximately 8 acres and is a little over 12 feet deep. Runoff and a perennial spring keep the reservoir cool and oxygenated for good trout fishing, even during the summer. Aquatic vegetation provides habitat for insects that become food for trout. Fish grow fast and are healthy. Rainbow trout are the only fish in the reservoir and generally range between 12 and 14 inches. Use flies and small spinners for best results, and fishing from a float tube or canoe is popular. Roads may be muddy in spring or following wet weather, so check conditions before going. Camping is available in a designated area with picnic tables and fire rings.