Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: Topaz Lake, In Topaz Nevada, Jewel of the Eastern Sierra

Topaz Lake, In Topaz Nevada, Jewel of the Eastern Sierra

Topaz Lake, In Topaz Nevada, Jewel of the Eastern Sierra.  Driving Topaz Lake Nevada  Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentinesouth from Gardnerville, Nevada ... Just 40 minutes from Carson City, Nevada, the first glimpse of Topaz Lake is breathtaking no matter how many times you’ve done it before.  With the snow capped Sweetwater Mountains in the background, and framed by the Red Hills and Wild Oat Mountain, the oasis of Topaz Lake stands out beautifully.

Fed by the West Walker River, this man made beauty is bisected by the Nevada/California State Line and was built as a reservoir to control water flow for the farmers irrigating downstream in Smith Valley, Nevada and farther on into Yerington, Nevada and Mason Valley. Its natural setting and look, however, make it look like it was naturally created.

Topaz has great fishing (up to 10 pound trout!), boating and jet skiing.  The water is much warmer than Lake Tahoe making for pleasant recreation fun.  There is a public campground maintained by the Douglas County Parks Department at the north end of the lake, a couple of boat Topaz Lake Nevada  Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentinelaunch ramps, and areas where you can camp and launch on public land. In addition there are a couple of restaurants, our favorite ... The Topaz Lodge ... and casinos just off the highway that afford spectacular views while you dine, table games, food and beverage, and great water recreation – Rural Nevada at its finest.When it comes to choosing professionals to assist you with your real estate needs ... Experience is Priceless! Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine, CDPE, SFR, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 775-781-5472 carsonvalleyland@hotmail.com, www.carsonvalleyland.com  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

When it comes to choosing professionals to assist you with your real estate needs ... Experience is Priceless! Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine, CDPE, SFR, RE/MAX Realty Affiliates, 775-781-5472 carsonvalleyland@hotmail.com, www.carsonvalleyland.com

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Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine are the authors of this blog.  Lisa, Jim and Jessie are experts in Carson Valley , Carson City and the tri-county area of Douglas County, Carson City and Lyon County. Call our team anytime at 775-781-5472 or 775-781-3704.  To Search for Homes go to: Carson Valley Listing Book or visit our website at www.CarsonValleyLand.com

 

Comment balloon 4 commentsLisa Wetzel • September 16 2011 10:57AM

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Lisa ~ Terrific article about Topaz Lake! My father - in -law loves to fish and camp there! It is so close to Reno I am surprised more locals don't venture up there.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) almost 7 years ago

Lisa ... Topaz Lake is a wonderful addition to the South Douglas County area.  Folks travel from all over to fish in the lake and to water ski.  The county park is a great place to camp or for day use!  Local and travelers all find the food at the Topaz Lodge a tasty and affordable fare.

Posted by Jim Valentine (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 7 years ago

Wow...your description of Topaz Lake is so inviting that I will plan for a stop the next time I drive by the area. Usually we just zoomed through without giving it much thoughts.

Posted by Ann Nguyen, Lake Tahoe Truckee Homes For Sale (eXp Realty) almost 7 years ago

Terrie ... Thanks for stopping by.  Glad your father-in-law loves the fishing.  It's quite goodout there!

Jim ... One of the best features in Douglas County!

Ann ... Take your time and maybe even stop in the Topaz Lodge for Lunch!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) almost 7 years ago

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