Stampede Reservoir is a beautiful high Sierra lake, popular with anglers and water sports enthusiasts. The reservoir is situated at an elevation of nearly 6,000 feet, east of Donner Summit and 15 miles northeast of Truckee. Neighbored by Boca Reservoir, Prosser Creek Reservoir, and Donner Lake, Stampede Reservoir makes a great base camp for those who want to explore the lakes in the region.
Except for a couple of campgrounds, there is no development around the lake, giving it a secluded, wilderness setting. Draw-downs of water in the late summer and fall make boating more difficult.