California’s Great Beyond


Popular activities include watersports on Topaz Lake, fishing on Topaz Lake, horseback riding, hiking, birdwatching, cycling on back roads and ATV riding.

Welcome to Topaz

The most northern town in Mono County, Topaz provides services for visitors to Topaz Lake. Known for it's prize-winning trout, nine-month fishing season, and water sports, Topaz Lake is a recreation paradise.  Visitors can also try their luck at the casino, located just over the Nevada border overlooking the lake. 

Winter Fishing on Topaz Lake 
- January 1 - September 30

Popular fishing spot on the California-Nevada border, Topaz Lake, hosts its annual Topaz Lodge Fishing Derby beginning New Year's Day and going through mid-April 2014, in which anglers catch tagged fish for
cash and prizes. Great way to start the new year!
full service marina offers boat rentals, fishing gear and shoreline camping for those who like to brave the icy chill of winter fishing. Success is sweet with trophy size trout on the other end of the line! Fish Jan. 1 – Sept. 30 (permits are required).

How to get to Topaz

Topaz is easy to find on Highway 395. It is at the border of California and Nevada between Bridgeport, California and Carson City, Nevada. It’s roughly halfway between Lake Tahoe (70 minutes) and Mammoth Lakes (80 minutes).

Fishing on the West Walker River

Designated "Wild and Scenic," the West Walker carries brown, rainbow and Lahontan trout through its winding bends and rocky troughs that extend from Sonora to Topaz Lake. Fishing access is available from various points off Highway 395 from the last Saturday in April through Nov.​

ATV Jamboree

The only all-terrain vehicle event in the Golden State is held every June on the varied alpine trails of Northern Mono County. A family favorite!​

Wildlife Viewing & Hunting

Relatively mild winters make the Antelope Valley a natural stopping off point for wildlife; home to one of California's largest herds of mule deer.  

Fall Colors

In late September and early October the Walker River Canyon and Monitor Pass landscape (Hwy. 89) are sights to behold with lively golden, orange and red fall colors. 

Lodging and Food

Topaz Lodge Resort & Casino offers games, dining, an RV resort and hotel rooms.

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