Lahontan Dam and Reservoir on the Carson River store the natural flow of the Carson River along with water diverted from the Truckee River, released waters from Lake Tahoe. With a surface area of approximately 11,200 acres at full reservoir storage and 69 miles of shoreline. the reservoir is a warm-water fishery that supports white bass, walleye, white crappie, catfish, and brown and rainbow trout.
The Lahontan Reservoir area offers swimming, picnicking, camping, and boating facilities. In 1992, over 116,000 visitor days were recorded at Lahontan Reservoir. Overnight lodging accommodations are located nearby. Recreational activities at Lahontan Reservoir are administered by the Nevada Division of State Parks and the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District.
Location: 18 miles west of Fallon via U.S. Hwy 50