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Prosser Pits

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Other Names

Prosser Borrow Pit, Prosser Dam, Prosser Reservoir, Prosser Ranch, Bocca Hill, Boca Reservoir, Old Reno Road, Tahoe National Forest, Truckee Ranger District

Last Known StatusOpen

This is the southern region of a three-part ride area that is surrounded by three reservoirs; Boca Reservoir, Prosser Reservoir and Stampede Reservoir. The trails here are a bit rocky and dusty but there is a motocross track and a play pit with numerous drops and step-ups near the dam, and various bits of single track to the north.

The area near the dam is mostly an open ride area, but that does NOT extend to the trails in the northern area. You can stage anywhere, check out the pits and motocross track here, or ride up north to find the various woods trails. For additional trails, check out nearby Prosser Hill to the west of 89.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesCA OHMVR stickers required
Dates OpenApril 24 - December 31CA OHMVR red sticker vehicles permitted year round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedYesResidents of any state not listed must purchase a Nonresident OHV Use Permit. (AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IN, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TX, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY)
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust 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)
sensitive about noise/dust - many signs, nearby houses complain
Whip FlagsNot RequiredWhip Flags Recommended For Safety
Maximum Vehicle WidthNo Restriction
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermittedNot Recommended
CA OHMVR stickers required
contact regarding policy
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)PermittedNot Recommended
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
PermittedCA OHMVR stickers required
2 Cycle EnginesCertain TimesCA OHMVR restrictions apply
Motocross Helmet RequiredYeshelmets required by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingNoriding permitted during daylight hours only
Trail BlazingPermitted
AlcoholNo Restriction
Rule EnforcementFew/Periodic
CommentThis is an open area but across the dam (Boca) is NOT, must stay on trails there. Open/free ride area is clearly marked.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size174 acres
Climate TypeForest
Elevation5700 to 5800 ft.
Loose DirtThis track has little loose dirt.Little
Hard PackThe track has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis track has no sandy areas.None
MudThe track has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe track has mostly dust on typical days.Mostly
RocksThis track has some rocks.Some
TreesThe track has few trees.Few
Steep HillsThis track has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe track has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis track has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis track has few large jumps.Few
BermsThe track has few berms.Few
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 few roads.Few
Rider TrafficThe national forest has some rider traffic on typical days.Some
ShadeThis national forest has no shaded areas.None
Ranges/GunfireThis national forest has few shooting ranges or gunfire.Few
HazardsThis track has some hazards.Some(hazards not marked)
Beware of cliffs.
trash, junked vehicles, broken glass
Easy Terrain NoviceThis track has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis track has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis track has no expert terrain.None
Commentdry, hard, open play area, with a dry but somewhat maintained track

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMX Track, Gravel Pit
LandNational Forest
MX TRACK  Motocross Track
FeaturesPublic
Max Engine SizeNo Maximum
Min Engine SizeNo Minimum

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)76 (530) 587-7600
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)76 (530) 587-7600
Potable Water Water1-5 Miles (SW)Coachland RV Park (530) 587-3071
RV Hookups RV Hookup1-5 Miles (SW)Coachland RV Park (530) 587-3071
RV Dump Station RV Disposal1-5 Miles (SW)Coachland RV Park (530) 587-3071
Primitive Camping Campground1-5 Miles (SW)West Shore of Prosser Reservoir
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Safeway (530) 582-7950

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $20.00
RV: $20.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $5.00
Prosser and Lakeside Campground Fee

RATINGS

Prostrack is decent, nearby reservoirs with boating & additional trails
Consdry, dusty, no shade, no services, too close to residenial homes
Our RatingRatingFair
Recommended StayHalf Day
Fall/Winter
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityTruckee, CA
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Track MapGo To Track Map
From: Reno, NV
1) I-80 west to Truckee
2) Take 89 north for .5 mile
3) Turn right on Prosser Dam Road, proceed 2 miles
4) Take the right fork where the pavement ends
5) Continue .2 miles to Prosser Pit OHV sign and turn right
6) Staging area is .6 on the right.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTahoe National Forest - Truckee Ranger District
9646 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161-2949
(530) 587-3558
mailroom_r5_tahoe@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

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When you first enter the pit area there is a kiosk that lists out the rules for the place.

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Prosser Pits Track

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Scenic view of Prosser Pits Track

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Prosser Pits Track

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A trail at Prosser Pits Track

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Dirtbike at Prosser Pits Track

A side view of the motocross track.

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This is a view of the makeshift motocross track. The track is mostly hard packed and a little dusty during dry weather but the views are nice.

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Example of terrain at Prosser Pits Track

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OHV at Prosser Pits Track

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RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Trail Bike at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Off-Road Bike at Prosser Pits Track

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Scenery at Prosser Pits Track

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A trail at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Prosser Pits Track

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OHV at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Motorbike crossing the water at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Motorcycle at Prosser Pits Track

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Honda CRF Dirt Bike at Prosser Pits Track

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OHV at Prosser Pits Track

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There are some side trails to explore.

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