Less than one hour west of Reno near world-famous Lake Tahoe, Martis Creek Lake is the hidden facet in the jewel of Lake Tahoe. The dam, 113 feet high and 2,670 feet long, holds back a lake with a capacity of 20,400 acre feet of water. When full, its surface covers 770 acres. The lake is normally maintained at minimum pool covering 70 acres.
There is a scenic campground with quiet, shaded, well spaced campsites and Saturday night campfire programs. The campground is first come, first serve, handicapped sites may be reserved by calling the park ranger 2 weeks in advance.
Martis Creek Lake features catch-and-release trout fishing and is a great spot to canoe or kayak. No motorized boats are allowed. Martis also has miles of hiking and biking opportunities and is adjacent to Northstar at Tahoe's mountain bike park. Martis is also close to historic Truckee and is a central location to enjoy all the summer fun that the Lake Tahoe area offers.
Location: Hwy 80, Exit 188b 4.5 m S. Left at MCL Rec Area