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Description - The reservoir is on the Little Truckee River, 27 miles southwest of Reno, Nevada. Open year-round (frozen during winter). A surface area of approximately 980 acres at full reservoir storage. Fishing season is year-round, with ice fishing during the winter. Available species include kokanee salmon, rainbow, brook, and brown trout. Access by paved road. Handicap access ramp with platforms for fishing opportunities when the reservoir level is high enough.

Attractions - Fishing is available in the Boca Reservoir and the Truckee River that feeds it. Camping is offer at the Boca Rest Campground and the Boca Spring Campground.

Recreation - Boca Reservoir offer fishing, boating, swimming, camping and picnicking. Boca Boat Ramp provides boating access to the reservoir.

Climate - The Tahoe generally experiences warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Weather can change rapidly during all seasons of the year. A snow pack from 5-10 feet or more is usually present from December to May at elevations above 6,500 feet. Winter temperatures below zero and summer temperatures above 100 degrees indicate the normal seasonal spread. Clouds can build up during the summer to produce spectacular thunderstorm activity. It is wise to pack for any season with clothing that can be "layered", ready to peel off or add on as the thermometer dictates. Always include some kind of rain gear.

Location - Boca Reservoir is located in the eastern region of the Truckee Ranger District in the Tahoe National Forest. It is located approximately 4 mile northeast of Truckee.

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Filed By: Monica Fultz (reno, NV)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: We've been going to Boca Springs for the last 15 years. It used to be a quiet place to gather our thoughts and get away from the city. On 6/15, we pulled up, got out of the truck, only to be "greeted" by 4 unleashed dogs barking and running towards us. The owners got a handle on them after a few minutes and we decided to walk up the hill. On our way down, I noticed an old man driving a 4 wheeler around. He was yelling at us to, "get over here". He was dressed in a t-shirt and shorts, but the way he was yelling scared me. He came staight towards us on his quad. Honestly, if I were alone and was armed, I would definitely drawn it on him. He was yelling at us to get out of there. He has a very stong accent that I would believe to be of Irish or Scottish decent. Beware. I'm in the process of looking for the right area to lodge a complaint.

Filed By: Bill Clark (Rocklin, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Lots of fun camping close to the water with other nice people, the campground host was great and we had great weather. Warm days and cool nights. Lots of stars. Enjoyed visiting the old site of the town of Boca.

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Contact Information:
Boca Reservoir, c/o Truckee Ranger District, 10342 Hwy. 89 N. , Truckee, CA, 96161, Phone: 530-587-3558

Additional Information:
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.
Truckee Ranger District - The Truckee Ranger District is located in the central eastern region of the Tahoe National Forest. This region offers, hiking, biking, horseback, riding, camping, boating, fishing and OHV riding.

Boca Reservoir - Official site for the Boca Reservoir


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