Rye Patch – Nevada is named after a reservoir on the Humboldt River. The area is approximately located 22 miles northeast of Lovelock. It includes the Rye Patch State Recreation Area which is situated on a 22-mile long reservoir that has 72 miles of shoreline and 11,000 acres of water surface when full. Visitors enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming and water-skiing, and fisherman delight in the available white bass, catfish, black bass and walleye. Trails around and throughout the park make it easy to enjoy the waterfowl and wildlife that abound, including hawks, eagles, owls, great egrets, antelope, deer and fox. The park also serves as a popular base camp for off-road vehicles, ghost town exploration and gold prospecting. Land near the reservoir commonly comes up for sale, in 40 acre and larger parcels.