Sheep Creek Reservoir

Sheep Creek Reservoir is in the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. The reservoir is a great place to fish and birders will be satisfied with an array of shorebirds!

Summary

Sheep Creek Reservoir is located on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation. It sits approximately 12 miles outside of Owyhee, just off of State Route 225 and road 2 BIA. Sheep Creek Reservoir boasts opportunities to fish, camp, and view plentiful wildlife. Open year round, the reservoir provides opportunities for anglers to catch rainbow trout, bass, and yellow perch. Wildlife enthusiasts will want to keep an eye out for shorebirds, raptors, and other mammals and reptiles that can be found along the shorelines of the reservoir.

NAME
Sheep Creek Reservoir
Region
Eastern
County
Elko
Type of destination
Tribal/Reservation Land
Fees - camping
Yes
Adventure Rating
4

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Facilities/Amenities

  • Boat Ramp(s)
  • Campsites
  • Pets Ok
  • Restrooms

Special Notes and Resources

A special fishing permit is required for fishing on the reservation. The Tribal Grocery Store (i.e., Our Store) only sells fishing and camping licenses when the Owyhee ACE Hardware store is closed. Owyhee ACE Hardware can be reached at (775) 757-2305. Hours for both stores can be found on the website. Cell phone service is available, however, if you have an emergency and have to dial 911, you will need to tell the dispatcher your location so they can connect you to local emergency services at (775) 757-3624. Lastly, 14 electric campsites and online fishing licenses will be coming soon!