In the summer and fall we enjoy fishing for trout here. We have fished both from shore and from a boat. Rentals are available on the lake. We have also gone hiking.
Convict Lake got its name as the result of an ambush here September 17, 1871, where a group of inmates escaped from prison in Carson City. Sheriff George Hightower caught up with the convicts and a shoot out took place.
There is a resort as well as camping nearby. At the resort there is a very good fine dining restaurant called The Restaurant at Convict Lake.
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