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Prosser Reservoir

Tahoe National Forest, Truckee

Just ten minutes north of Truckee, Prosser Reservoir is a beautiful lake area in the Tahoe National Forest. Its sprawling shoreline is popular for canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. Beach areas depend on lake level and can vary throughout the summer.

Boat launch directions: https://goo.gl/maps/5PB8ss5XLJaYF1Sq9

Photo credit: Paul Hamill

Prosser Reservoir
Tahoe National Forest, Truckee

Hours of Operation

Sunrise to Sunset.

Beach Features

  • Boat Access/Ramps
  • Boating (motorized + nonmotorized)
  • Interpretive Site
  • Swimming

Beach Contact

Tel: (530) 587-3558

Helpful Information

NO FIRES: The Tahoe National Forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions as of July 20, 2022. No wood or charcoal fires outside of official, designated campgrounds and picnic areas. Get updates on the Tahoe National Forest Alerts & Notices page and the Truckee-Tahoe Travel Alert.

SUSTAINABLE TRUCKEE: Toilets and trash facilities are not available at Prosser Reservoir. Be prepared to pack out everything you pack in and pick up any trash. Take care of the beautiful shoreline - please remember to Leave No Trace and Recreate Responsibly. 

BOATING: 10mph speed limit is enforced for power boats. Boat ramp located at Prosser Ranch Group Campground at the end of Prosser and Lakeside Campground Road on the west side of Prosser Reservoir. Boat trailer parking available. Hand-off launching possible at Lakeside campground and other areas on the north and south ends of reservoir depending on water level.

FISHING: Year round fishing available with ice fishing during winter months, depending on conditions. 

PETS: Dogs are allowed in the Tahoe National Forest. Remember to pack bags and pick up dog waste. No trash facilities available - pack out what you pack in.

ACCESS: Snow machine, cross country skis or snow shoes required in winter months depending on snow level. Paved access in the summer months.