Boca Reservoir - Water Recreation

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Boca reservoir is a popular spot for water recreation of all kinds. Heavy motorized boat and personal watercraft use, and water skiing on summer weekends. Also popular for wind surfing on the east shore. Kayaking and canoeing when the water is calm (morning and evening). Swimming and fishing too. Year round fishing. Ice fishing during winter depending on conditions.

Camping on both the east and west shores of Boca Reservoir. A boat ramp is located near Boca Campground on the southwest end of the reservoir, but may be subject to closure during low water levels.

Most single family sites and group campgrounds can be reserved at www.recreation.govor (877) 444-6777.

NO CAMPING OR CAMPFIRES ALLOWED OUTSIDE OF DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS.

Directions: From Truckee take Interstate 80 east for six miles to the Hirschdale exit. Go north and under I-80 for approximately one mile to Boca Reservoir.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Open Season: April/May depending on snow conditions
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: NO CAMPING OR CAMPFIRES ALLOWED OUTSIDE OF DEVELOPED CAMPGROUNDS.
Closest Towns: Truckee, CA

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Fishing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Water Activities

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Amenities

Interpretive Site Boca Townsite Interpretive Trail nearby
Toilets Vault
Parking
Boat ramp Subject to closure during low water levels
Fee charged for some activities
Tent camping
Accessible Vault toilets, some rustic campsites, Boca Townsite Interpretive Trail nearby
Camping trailer
Areas & Activities

Highlights

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.397855

  Longitude : 
-120.108383

  Elevation : 
5600

 

A boy holding a fish

A Boy Fishing

 



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