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Boca Reservoir

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Alt Names

Boca Dam Reservoir Rd, Truckee River, Tahoe National Forest, Boca Hill, Boca Lake Rd, Woodchoppers Springs, Old Reno Rd

Last Known StatusOpen

The trails along the west side of Boca Reservoir are a great place to take a beginner. With nothing too challenging and a host of boating, fishing and swimming opportunities, it's a pretty good place to bring all the family toys. There is some single track in the connecting areas, but mostly just wide trails and dirt roads surround the campgrounds and day-use areas which line the lakeshore.

This area connects directly to Prosser Pits to the west, Billy Hill OHV Route and Stampede Reservoir to the north, and even Verdi Peak and Bull Ranch Creek (Dog Valley/Long Valley) to the northeast if you are looking for more challenging trails. The area caters more towards the boating crowd than to OHVs but if you are heading out to the lake anyway, why not bring the bikes too?

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHirschdale, CA
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From: Reno, NV
1) Take I-80 west to Hirschdale exit (Exit 194)
2) Turn left (west) on Boca Dam Road
3) Follow this road across the railroad tracks.
4) If Boca Dam is closed, turn left just after the railroad tracks and stage in the gravel parking area. Ride across the narrow steel bridge to reach the trails.
5) If the dam is open, continue up the paved road and turn left at the top of the hill to cross the dam.
6) Staging is available at the large gravel lot on the left, or continue further for various day-use areas.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Prosbeautiful scenic views, close to Boca Reservoir, plenty of camping opportunities, great place to take a beginner, plenty of boating, fishing and swimming opportunities.
Consno single track, most campgrounds are closed until mid-May
Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Summer/Fall
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TERRAIN

Square Miles7
Miles Of Trail10
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5600 to 6600 ft.
Trail MaintenanceNot Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has no steep hills.None
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has few small jumps.Few
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has no single track trails.None
RoadsThis national forest has almost all roads.All
IntersectionsThis trail has many intersections.Many
Rider TrafficThe national forest has few rider traffic on typical days.Few
ShadeThis national forest has almost all shaded areas.All
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis trail has no hazards.None
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenApril 24 - December 31CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)CA OHMVR noise limits apply (1985/older limit 101 dB, 1986/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Permitted
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some AreasCA OHMVR stickers required
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Certain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Helmets RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingYes
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
AlcoholNo Restriction
FireworksProhibited
FirearmsSome Areas
Emergency / Law EnforcementFew/Periodic
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

ParkingNo ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $17.00
RV: $17.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (W)Tahoe Forest Hospital (530) 582-3481
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (W)Texaco (530) 587-6505
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (W)Truckee
Potable Water Water5-20 Miles (W)Truckee
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SE)United Trails RV Campground (530) 587-8282
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SE)United Trails RV Campground (530) 587-8282
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (W)Safeway (530) 582-7950
Swimming Swim AreaOn SiteBoca Reservoir
Body of Water Water BodyOn SiteBoca Reservoir
Boating Launch Boat RampOn SiteBoca Reservoir

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTahoe National Forest - Truckee Ranger District
9646 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-3558
www.fs.fed.us

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