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Fishing At Washoe Lake

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Fishing for channel catfish, white crappie, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Washoe Lake in Nevada.

With a maximum depth of twelve feet, Washoe Lake is managed as a warm-water fishery. When full, the lake has 5,800 surface acres and about 20 miles of shoreline. Visit this gem in the west central part of the state, 5 miles north of Carson City, Nevada, and enjoy the great outdoors and water-sport activities. Anglers pursue catfish, crappie, white bass and hybrid stripers by fishing from the bank or from all types of fishing boats. Washoe Lake State Park has a public boat ramp, picnic areas, campsites, and restrooms. Water levels can fluctuate significantly from season to season.

Primary fish species residing in Washoe Lake

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Channel catfish White crappie White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Washoe Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Washoe Lake State Park Campground - 775 687-4319

Washoe Lake NV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Washoe Lake State Park
4855 Eastlake Blvd
New Washoe City, NV 89704
775 687-4319

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