Boca, Stampede and Prosser Lake Reservoirs

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Many people come to the Tahoe basin to enjoy watersports on beautiful Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. However, north of Truckee, there are also several reservoirs that are perfect for hiking, fishing, boating and paddleboarding.

These hidden gems provide an opportunity to enjoy nature and engage in various recreational activities in the beautiful surroundings of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Boca Reservoir

Boca Reservoir was constructed in 1939 as part of the Boca Dam project. The dam was built on the Little Truckee River to store water for hydroelectric power generation and irrigation purposes.

Boca Reservoir is situated approximately 10 miles northeast of Truckee, California. The lake offers opportunities for fishing, boating, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Common fish species found in Boca Reservoir include rainbow trout, brown trout, and kokanee salmon. The surrounding area also has hiking and camping options.

Stampede Reservoir

Stampede Reservoir was built in 1970 as a water storage facility for the Truckee River Basin. The reservoir was created by the Stampede Dam on the Little Truckee River.

Stampede Reservoir is located about 15 miles northeast of Truckee, California, and is also formed by a dam on the Little Truckee River.

It is known for its scenic beauty and recreational activities. Fishing is popular at Stampede Reservoir, with anglers targeting species such as kokanee salmon, rainbow trout, and mackinaw (lake trout).

Boating, water skiing, camping, and picnicking are other popular activities enjoyed at the reservoir.

Prosser Creek Reservoir

Prosser Creek Reservoir was constructed in 1962 by the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir was created by the Prosser Creek Dam, which was built on Prosser Creek.

Prosser Creek Reservoir is situated just north of Truckee, off Highway 89. It is a popular destination for fishing, boating, and other water activities. The reservoir is known for its serene setting and beautiful mountain views.

Fishing enthusiasts can find a variety of fish species in Prosser Creek Reservoir, including rainbow trout, brown trout, smallmouth bass, and catfish. The lake is regularly stocked with trout to enhance the fishing experience.

Boating is allowed on Prosser Creek Reservoir, and there are boat ramps available for launching watercraft. Kayaking, paddleboarding, and canoeing are also popular activities enjoyed by visitors.

The area surrounding Prosser Creek Reservoir offers opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and wildlife viewing. Additionally, there are campgrounds nearby for those who wish to stay overnight and explore the natural beauty of the region.


The neighborhood of Glenshire is centrally located to enjoy easy access to these reservoirs. My 4 bedroom, 3 bath listing in Glenshire sits on a greenbelt and is an award-winning retro classic.

10390 Manchester Drive

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