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Topaz Lake

This is the other lake shared by Nevada and California. It has a cluster of bright lights overlooking the sun-spangled waters below, and the steep crags of the Sierra Nevada tower photogenically above, but for some reason it’s Tahoe that gets all the attention. Maybe it’s the trees.

Nevertheless even without a lot of trees Topaz is an exceedingly pleasant place to visit. Deer browse down the mountainside, birds decorate the sky, and rainbow trout lure anglers down to the lake in season. At roadside, a mini-casino — more like a fishing lodge with a gambling motif — caters to travelers on US 395.

Facilities at Topaz include boat launch ramps, boats for rent, campsites with trailer hookups near the lake and more formal lodgings near the highway. On a sunny day in springtime, when the snow is still clinging to the Sierra and the rainbow are hitting the hook, you’re liable to have a good time.



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Carson Valley Events Calendar

Aug 2021
07 August 2021
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 920 Pinenut Road
Gardnerville, NV 89410 United States
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Free – $10

Antique Engine and Tractor Show – Gardnerville

NORTHERN NEVADA’S EARLY DAY GAS ENGINE & TRACTOR CLUB (EDGE&TA) TO HOLD 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW, SWAP MEET AND DEMONSTRATION TRACTOR PULL. Northern Nevada’s Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Club (EDGE&TA) will hold its 25th anniversary Antique Engine and Tractor Show Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8, 2021 at the Douglas County Nevada Fairgrounds, […]

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Sep 2021
25 September 2021
Genoa, Nevada, 2289 Main Street
Genoa, NV 89411 United States
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Genoa Candy Dance & Faire

  A number of special events occur throughout the year in Genoa, but none are more significant than the annual Genoa Candy Dance Arts & Crafts Faire. This event, which boasts over 300 arts and crafts, activity, and food vendors, draws thousands of people to Genoa during the two-day event. The original Genoa Candy Dance […]

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Jun 2022
24 June 2022
Carson City Off Road, 101 N Carson St
Carson City, NV 89701
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Epic Rides: Carson City Off-Road

Epic Rides comes to Carson City in June. The Event features iconic Sierra trails and landmarks like Spooner Lake, Marlette Lake, Tahoe Rim Trail, Sunflower Hill, Snap Dragon Trail, Red House Flume and "Kings to Ash", the Carson City Off-Road is sure to serve up a gritty soulful mountain bike experience to beginners, seasoned amateurs […]

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