NorCal Roadtrips

An Explorer's Guide to Northern California

Indian Creek Reservoir

Indian Creek Reservoir

Description: A 129 surface acre lake at 5,600 feet managed by the Bureau of Land Management with fair fishing for trout. Boating of all types is permitted but the size dictates small boats only. Eagle Lake trout are stocked. Grover Hot Springs State Park is in the neighborhood; click the link. Unfortunately, virtually all of the surrounding land has been clear-cut by loggers so a mature tree is not to be found, which makes this a homely spot. If you must, fish here and camp somewhere else, either at the state park or any of the many national forest campgrounds scattered along Hwy. 4 or Hwy. 88. Food and supplies can he had at nearby Markleeville. The east and west forks of the Carson River are also nearby offering pretty fine trout fishing.

Location: Take Hwy. 89 north about 4 miles from Markleeville and turn east on Airport Road to the lake.

Nearest Town: Markleeville.

Camping: 19 sites for tents or RV's to 30 feet. 10 walk-in tent sites. 1 group site for up to 40 people. Picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water and flush toilets with showers. Some sites with wheelchair access. Reservations not accepted. Open late April-mid November, weather permitting.

Fishing: Stocked trout.

Boating: Small boats. Boat ramp.

Other: Picnicking, hiking.

Day Hikes in Area: 1 mile to Summit Lake.

Information: Bureau of Land Management. 775-885-6000. Grover Hot Springs. 530-694-2248. Alpine Chamber of Commerce. 530-694-2475.