Prosser Creek Reservoir California Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Prosser Creek Reservoir

Close to Lake Tahoe and situated in a forested paradise, Prosser Creek Reservoir offers a premiere fishing spot, and provides plenty of Sierra outdoor recreation for all ages.

  • Take a side trip from Lake Tahoe to Prosser Creek Reservoir for outdoor fun
  • Easy to access right off California Highway 89
  • The lake is accessible all year
  • Throw in a line to catch rainbow, brown or bass
  • Enjoy boating on Prosser Creek Reservoir
  • Camp out along the western shore


Fishing, boating and camping are popular on the Prosser Creek Reservoir, surrounded by rugged peaks, dense forest and wildlife. It’s a short trip from Lake Tahoe and worth the time to stop by, enjoy the views and relax by the sparkling water.

Location & Information

From Lake Tahoe, take California Highway 89, continuing past the junction with Interstate 80 for 1.5 miles to the turnoff for Prosser Creek Reservoir. Head east one mile to a campground or two miles to a boat ramp.

The area is accessible year-round but the lake is frozen over during winter.

Contact information:
Tahoe National Forest
Truckee Ranger District
10342 Highway 89 North
Truckee CA 96161


  • Fishing
    The best spots to catch fish on Prosser Creek Reservoir are near the boat ramps, in the inlets and around the dam. Find rainbow and brown trout, and sometimes you’ll find bass. In winter, ice fishing is popular.
  • Boating
    Boating on Prosser Creek Reservoir is a great getaway activity, but be aware of the 5 mph speed limit.
  • Camping
    Along the west shore you will discover convenient campgrounds where you can sleep out under the stars and get an early start on other lake adventures the next day.

Fun Facts

The Washoe Project has established this reservoir and dam in order to exchange releases with Lake Tahoe and improve the fishery flows in the Truckee River.