Stampede Reservoir Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
The stunning scenery throughout its twenty-five miles of shore is one of the reasons this is a popular boating and camping spot during the summertime. Unfortunately the reservoir can become congested with park visitors and boat traffic on summer weekends.
Stampede Reservoir provides a peaceful and scenic environment to paddle and camp. Designated sandy swimming beach areas are located near the campgrounds. Unfortunately, the one boat launch access does not allow novice paddlers to paddle the reservoir in sections, unless they paddle back and fourth along the southern shore.
There are also sizable 12 inch rainbow trout, and brown trout in the 2-4 pound range which you’ll have more success hooking immediately after the ice melts off the lakes’ surface, up until the lake’s water temperature warms up. Brown trout and kokanee salmon plus catchable rainbow trout are planted yearly.
Open: The reservoir and campgrounds are closed during the winter due to snowfall or when the water freezes over. The reservoir is usually accessible beginning around mid to late May. Boating is allowed daily.
Fees: There are fees to camp at Logger and Emigrant Group campgrounds, but there aren’t any fees at Davis Creek campground.
Reservoir Facilities: The facilities include swimming, fishing, hiking and bicycling trails, sailing, power boating, windsurfing, jet and waterskiing, and two boat launches. Pets are allowed on a leash. All watercraft are allowed, but low water limits power boat utility in late summer. Sail craft enjoy southwesterly winds running the length of the reservoir. Captain Roberts Boat Ramp, is located 2 miles west of the dam is still usable during low water level conditions. Truckee Ranger District Ph: 530 587-3558