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South Fork State Recreation Area

353 Lower South Fork Road, Spring Creek, Nevada 89815 USA

“Explore the Wildlife Rich Meadows!”

South Fork Reservoir covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow lands and rolling hills. It is popular for hunting, camping, boating, picnicking, winter sports and wildlife viewing. The park is best known for its trophy-class trout and bass fishery. Facilities include a boat launch, campground, trailer dump station and picnic area. South Fork State Reservoir is located by traveling seven miles south of Elko on State route 227, 5.5 miles south on State route 228, and 3.5 miles southwest on Lower South Fork Road. The basic premise of South Fork Reservoir is storage of excess flows of the Upper Humboldt Drainage system to provide a recreational reservoir for water based recreation. With constant water levels, South Fork Reservoir has become a highly productive fishery. Trophy size Rainbow and Brown Trout, Cutt-bow Trout, Small mouth and Largemouth Black Bass, Wiper hybrid Bass and Channel Catfish are the dominant game fish species in South Fork Reservoir. These species are thriving in what were productive and densely vegetated meadows. Most fish caught are of exceptional girth compared to length. The Nevada Division of State Parks, Nevada Division of Wildlife and Nevada Division of Water Resources share the operations and management of South Fork Reservoir.

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Reviewed by
michelle.jeffries.587

  • 1 Review
  • 2 Helpful
August 12, 2014
Rated 4.0

We ended up here unexpectedly after underestimating how long it would take us to get to out planned stop for the night and were pleasantly surprised! We stayed on the west shore and the camping spots were nicely appointed with a grill, tent site, shade, and picnic tables. Bathroom and shower facilities were clean and very convenient to most, if not all the sites. We stayed in site #16 which had a nice walkway down to the water. Would definitely stay here again passing through!

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Reviewed by
sarareynolds1

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
April 04, 2017

I love South Fork. It's very close to where I live and we spend a lot of time out there in the Summer. BUT I have to say that the photo on this page is most definitely NOT what South Fork looks like at all. It would be great if there was any trees out there but there aren't any. I wish I had some actual photos to post. We're talking high desert, sage brush and dirt. Before you go, google "south fork reservoir nevada" and see what it really looks like and bring shade and sunblock.

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South Fork State Recreation Area

353 Lower South Fork Road
Spring Creek, Nevada
89815 USA

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