a body of water that is really quite cool and almost completely forgotten by recreationists is Rye Patch Dam, about 100 miles north of Sparks and 25 miles north of Lovelock via 80. this dam on the Humboldt River creates the greenish blue water of Rye Patch Reservoir, and right now, it’s full and very handsome. if you’re a boater, this place is basically yours. imagine having your own serpentine lake for waterskiing, a lake that extends for at least 12-15 miles. it’s really kind of nuts how gorgeous this place is, and also how empty it is. not just awesome for water skiers, but jet skiers, kayakers, canoeists, trolling anglers, etc. etc. etc.
featuring a very nice campground down river from the dam, Rye Patch is friendly to both car campers and r.v.s. The water above the dam is warming a little every day, which means it will be, by the time you read this little blurb, perfect for both camping and swimming and everything associated with these two activities. .