Lahontan State Recreation Area, Silver Springs

3.6
#46 of 49 in Wildlife in Nevada
Lahontan State Recreation Area is a public recreation area surrounding Lake Lahontan, a 17-mile-long (27 km) impoundment of the Carson River, located approximately 18 miles (29 km) west of Fallon, Nevada. The reservoir features 69 miles (111 km) of shoreline and 11,200 acres (4,500 ha) of water when full. Much of the park lies below 4,000 feet (1,200 m) in elevation and is dominated by high desert sagebrush. Wooded areas of native cottonwoods and willow trees can be found along the shore of the lake. Primary access points to the park are along U.S. Route 50 near the Lahontan Dam and off U.S. Route 95 in the town of Silver Springs. A corridor known as Carson River Ranches connects Lahontan with Fort Churchill State Historic Park.
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  • Great party place in the summer time don't go there looking for peace and quiet! camping is ruff and bring your own everything.  more »
  • This lake hasn't been this full in years. We were there just yesterday May 24, 2017 and the wild life is returning and the fish were jumping. This is an Oasis in the middle of nowhere located about...  more »
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  • Love camping here! Soft Sandy beaches, No Mosquitos! Quiet hours enforced. Flush toilets kept clean & supplied! $15 a night you can't go wrong! Easy boat launch, large boat trailer parking.
  • My first time at Lohontan. What a fun place to fish. You never know what's on your hook! Walleye, smallmouth bass, wiper and more. Large enough lake to fish without competing with pleasure boats. Lots of friendly folks just having a good time on the lake. Loved seeing all the birds too. Launch fee is a little steep compared to other lakes we go to, but Lahontan is much closer to home.

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