Dodge Reservoir, located approximately 17 miles northeast of Ravendale, California, is a 480 acre water impoundment that was constructed in 1937 by the Dodge Brothers for irrigation. Title to the land under and adjacent to the reservoir is a combination of Private and Federal ownership. The Dodge Ranch holds the water rights to the reservoir with no minimum pool requirement. We recommend calling the Eagle Lake Field Office, for current water conditions before planing a fishing trip.
The reservoir, located at approximately 5,600 feet in elevation, in a high desert setting of sagebrush hills with scattered junipers has traditionally been stocked with Rainbow Trout, Lahontan Cutthroat throat and brown trout by the California Department of Fish and Game. The prime time for fishing this reservoir is spring and early summer when the water levels are the highest.
Located adjacent to the reservoir is an 11 unit campground managed by the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office. Facilities include picnic tables, fire rings, one vault toilet, and a dirt boat launch ramp. There is no potable water or trash removal. There is no fee for the use of the campground but a donation is requested to assist with the routine maintenance costs. The surface in the campground is packed earth and gravel. There is not much shade in the campground, therefore the most enjoyable time to visit is during the cooler months of the year. Campground is open all year, however, access is limited during wet weather.
Access to Dodge Reservoir
From Susanville: Travel 54 miles north on Highway 395 to Ravendale, turn right on Lassen County Road 502 for 12 miles, turn right on County Road 506 for 11 miles, turn left and drive one mile to the campground. County Road 506 is an unimproved dirt road that can become impassable as a result of wet weather. The roads are passable by vehicles pulling trailers but can be rough and dusty.
Bureau of Land Management
Eagle Lake Field Office
2950 Riverside Drive
Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 257-0456
Fax: (530) 257-4831
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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