Mann Lake Campground

Fields-Denio Road

Overview:

Located below the east face of Steens Mountain, Mann Lake attracts anglers as much for its remote, rugged splendor as for its abundant Lahontan cutthroat trout. These trout are supremely adapted to survive alkaline desert waters and without them fisheries like Mann Lake could not exist. The lake was named for an early rancher and has satisfied fishers for over forty years. Anglers converge as early as March and into October. Shallow throughout its 200 acres, the lake features extensive weed beds and great shorelines for wading.

Know Before You Go:

  • Aside from two vault restrooms, Mann Lake offers no amenities.
  • Bring your own shade, shelter and water and tie everything down. Swift winds are common, and weather conditions are often unpredictable.
  • Two, eight-inch minimum length trout per day limit; artificial flies and lures only.

Point of Interest:

Aside from fishing, visitors enjoy camping, hiking, viewing wildlife such as pronghorn antelope, quail and chukar, and rock hounding for thunder eggs and agates in the area.

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