Fishing & Camping Information
Seasons & time
All fisheries can only be fished from two hours before sunrise until one hour past sunset.
Mountain Lake Reservoir: Open year round
Lake Billy Shaw: Open from April 1 to October 31
Sheep Creek Reservoir: Open from April 1 to October 31
East Fork Owyhee River: Open from April 1 to October 31
Owyhee ACE Hardware & Tribal Headquarters - Owyhee, NV ** Sportsman's Warehouse Meridian, Nampa, & Twin Falls ** Bruneau One Stop - Bruneau, ID ** Gus' Gas - Grandview, ID ** Idaho Angler, Cabela's - Boise, ID ** East Cleveland Beverage - Caldwell, ID
|*All Fisheries||$15.00 per day|
|Mountain View & Sheep Creek with 2 Poles||$20.00 per day|
|Child Fishing (14 years & under for all fisheries)||$3.00 per day|
|Daily General Camping|
|Camping Fee (non electrical sites)||$6.00 per day|
|Daily Camping with Electricity & Water Hook Up (purchased at "Our Store" only (775) 757-3301|
|Mountain View Electrical Sites||$15.00 per day|
|Discounted Mountain View Electrical Sites (with any valid annual permit)||$10.00 per day|
|Additional Vehicles||$2.00 per day|
|Annual Permits (April 1 - March 31) Includes General Camping|
|*All Fisheries, Individual||$85.00|
|Mountain View/Sheep Creek Individual with 2 Poles||$125.00|
|*All Fisheries, Family||$150.00|
*All Fisheries include: Mountain View, Sheep Creek, Lake Billy Shaw & East Fork Owyhee River (on reservation)
*FAMILY (for the Annual Family Permit) is defined as parents and their minor children who are younger than 18 years old
Group Rates - To be determined by Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff with approval from the Tribal Administration
Camping fees are charged per camp vehicle not campsite. See the permit costs and types available above. Most campsites are general non-electrical sites and require a Daily General Camping Permit. However, 18 sites at Mountain View Reservoir have electrical power pedestals. These sites are only available (must be reserved and paid) through the Owyhee ACE Hardware store located 1 mile south of the state line. Please call (775) 757-2305 for site availability.
"BY EXECUTION OF A TRIBAL HUNTING, FISHING, TRAPPING, AND CAMPING PERMIT THE APPLICANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND VOLUNTARILY CONSENTS TO CIVIL OR CRIMINAL ADJUDICATION IN THE SHOSHONE-PAIUTE TRIBAL COURT, FOR ANY INFRACTIONS OF THE CURRENT DUCK VALLEY HUNTING AND FISHING ORDINANCE, AND EXISTING FEDERAL STATUTES."
While fishing and camping here on the Reservation, we encourage you to enjoy the large numbers of bird species. Bring binoculars to see different water and shore birds at the lakes. You may also drive around the reservoirs to see more birds but please stay on the main roads.
Please remember that your stay here is a privilege. Understand that the area is governed by a sovereign body and respect for our land is critical.
Please be extremely careful with campfires. Ensure that campfires are attended at all times or fully extinguished when not watched. The local Fire Department may put into effect burn bans or other restriction at their discretion.
Please help us maintain the beauty of Duck Valley by cleaning up after yourself. Please pick up and throw away your trash in proper areas. Do not litter.
Snakes such as rattlesnakes, gopher snakes, racers, and garter snakes are common from late spring to late summer. Be cautious where you walk and keep your pets safe. If you encounter a snake, remember that it is more afraid of you than you are of it. Just leave it alone and back off slowly.
Please be considerate of others by keeping your pets on their leashes and cleaning up after them.
Cell phone coverage is currently available on the Reservation. However, please be aware that if you have an emergency and call 911, you may be connected with Elko County Dispatch instead of being connected to the Owyhee Police Department, depending on your cell phone service carrier. Please inform the dispatcher of your location so they can get you assistance. If you need assistance or an emergency arises you may contact the local emergency services at (775) 757-3624 or going to the police station (in Owyhee) and/or talking to one of the game wardens.
Enjoy your stay here on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation!
Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department
P.O. Box 219
Owyhee, NV 89832
Office: (208) 759-3246
Toll Free: (800) 761-9133
Fax: (208) 759-3248