There is a wide open feeling...
This reservoir is located in open sagebrush country with smaller pines scattered near the lake. There is a wide open feeling, perhaps too much so when the lake is drawn down.
Normal capacity 29,800 Acre Feet.
Elevation: 5741’ with a season of June though October. The lake is drawn down by late summer.
Travel one mile north of Truckee via Highway 89; the Prosser Dam Road intersects on the right (east). The dam is 3 miles to the east via the Dam Road.
There are no campgrounds on this road. Campground access: continue north for about 4 miles north of Truckee. Turn right (east) on the signed road.
See East Slope Map.
There are three campgrounds on the peninsula between the two arms of the reservoir. Directions: Travel 4.0 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89. Turn east at sign onto Forest Service road # 18N74 and follow for 1.4-1.9 miles, depending on your choice of campground.
Prosser Campground: West shore peninsula, 29 campsites. This is a fee use area.
Prosser Group Campground: West shore peninsula, 50-person site, space for 40 trailers in parking area, 5 tables, 3 fire rings, 1 large BBQ. Fees and reservations required.
Lakeside Campground: 30 undesignated sites, space for trailers. This is a fee area and no reservations accepted
Catchable and fingerling rainbows planted, and naturally reproducing brown trout, plus some smallmouth bass. Not as popular as Boca and Stampede, but offers good fishing -- even when the lake is drawn down, thereby concentrating the fish. Inlets provide some good bank fishing. Nice place for pan-size fish for kids.
No water skiing, power boating, or individual jet craft. All craft have a 10-mph speed limit. Paved boat ramp near Prosser Campground, although it is not usable at low water.
An unimproved boat ramp is on the north shore. Drive 4.8 miles north from Truckee on Highway 89, turn right (east) at Hobart Mills (no services) road and continue to the right past the old mill site. There are no camping facilities on the north shore.