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Lahontan State Recreation Area

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Lake Is Full To The Brim & Fish Are Jumping!

This lake hasn't been this full in years. We were there just yesterday May 24, 2017 and the wild... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
John B
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
Pretty area but very dry

Great area to 4wd and explore but it very dry right now so a lot of the wildlife has gone... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2015
Louisville, Colorado
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  • Average0%
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  • Terrible16%
25 May 2017
“Lake Is Full To The Brim & Fish Are Jumping!”
13 Mar 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

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 fifty miles East of Carson City, Nevada...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Great lake this year. Water level is full to over full. lots of remote camping fires, OK. Will try the fishing this summer. Camping for trailers and motorhomes available.,

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Roger H
Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Great area to 4wd and explore but it very dry right now so a lot of the wildlife has gone elsewhere. Seems like it would be a great place in a year the drought isn't so severe. There are still rangers I the area so...More

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Reviewed February 15, 2015

A great lake when there is water, 2015 will not be a banner year!! But there are still wild horses, and a great dam built in the early 1900's.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Tom W
Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were driving across country and had picked out this park for one night's camping. It took about 30 minutes to reach the park from I-80 and we were looking forward to staying in the rural area. When we got there, we found that not...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Julie D
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stopped by this park on the way to Lake Tahoe as it is off Hwy 50 west of Fallon about 17 miles. It has a number of fee paid by envelope entrances ($7 for 7 day pass) since it encompasses such a large area. The...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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