Wilson (Sink) Reservoir

Located 83 miles north-northwest of Elko via SR-225, SR-226, and county roads; the last 16 miles are gravel. The Reservoir provides over 800 surface acres.


CLIMATE: At this low elevation summers are warm and typically dry. Winters, however, can make roads impassible and snow can cause problems. Roads may also be impassible after a heavy rain.

CAMPING: This is a BLM campground/15 Fee campsites with picnic tables and fire rings/vault toilets/RV dump station/hand-pump water.

OFF ROAD VEHICLES: The majority of Elko County is classified as "open" to off-road vehicle use. Opportunities vary from well maintained gravel roads to hundreds of miles of primitive, back country "two-tracks". There are some Wilderness Study Areas and the areas within the Special Recreation Management Areas have a "limited" ORV (Off Road Vehicle) designation and all vehicles are required to stay on existing roads and two-track routes-in these areas NO cross country travel is permitted.

BOATING: The BLM has a 16 ft boat length restriction on the current boat ramp. Small boats and windsurfers enjoy using the Reservoir. All boating regulations apply to this reservoir.

FISHING: During the early spring, fishing is best at the spillway, if it is spilling. Using corn, worms or power bait. It is also good from the boat ramp to the dam along the rocky shore. Mepps spinners, daredevils or flies from shore or trolling from a boat are productive. Check the Fishing Regulations for limits as to catch and size.

ICE FISHING: Ice Fishing can be good, but be aware that winter wether can be severe in this area. Snow can drift and make roads impassable in a short time. Also, these roads can be very bad when wet or muddy.

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