Topaz Lake


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Fishing, boating, water skiing, camping and picnicking…Topaz Lake reservoir, formed by diverting waters from the West Walker River, is located on the California-Nevada border about 25 miles south of Gardnerville on US Highway 395.  On the northwest shore of the lake are Topaz Lodge, The Topaz Park and RV Lodge and a residential area. The Eastern shores are popular for day use, with picnic tables, shore fishing and undeveloped campsites.

Boating enthusiast should know there are no restrictions to boat size or motor use. Water skiing and use of personal watercraft is a popular recreation when the weather begins to warm.

Fishing season runs from January 1 to September 30 and is stocked with trout by the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the California Department of Fish and Game. Topaz produces many trophy rainbows in the 4 to 8-pound range (and bigger) throughout the season. Rainbow trout is the dominant sport fish, but brown trout and, to a lesser extent; largemouth bass, bowcutt trout, and catfish inhabit Topaz Lake. California or Nevada licenses are valid anywhere on the lake.

Camping is available around most of the Lake. Topaz Lake & RV Park offers 15 full RV hookup sites (electric, water and dump station) and 40 developed dry camps along with many undeveloped campsites. The park also offers: cable TV, Wi-Fi internet, clean restrooms & showers, laundry facilities, on-premise store, mailboxes, fishing cleaning station, large shade trees, boat docks & moorings, courtesy boat launch, propane sales, and on-premise owners.

Grab the family, the poles and a picnic basket and head out for a day of fun.

For more information:

Sierra Nevada Realty Group

Topaz Lake

Biolocigal Information on Topaz Lake

Topaz Lake Recreation Map

Topaz Lake Park (Parks and Recreation Fees)

Topaz Lake Park & RV Camping

Topaz Lodge

Fish The West

Nevada Department of Wildlife

California Department of Fish and Game

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