This past week I have been traveling around Nevada. This trip, I have some extra time to kill, so I am making it a point to visit various map dots along the way. One of those stops is the Rye Patch Reservoir -- just east of Lovelock, Nevada.
This is an easy-to-find location directly off I-80. There are some brown tourist signs that indicate which exit to get off on. You basically drive north for less than a mile before coming to a pay station. Since I was there in February there were only a handful of other people there. It seems to be primarily a summer destination geared for boating, fishing and perhaps even swimming.
Looking at the maps, it seems like there are some nice trails there. I didn't have time to hike but I would've loved to have spent some time there.
There were picnic spots as well as plenty of boat launches.
I spent a good 30 minutes there driving to various lookout points taking pictures and enjoying the scenery. Once in the park, driving is contained to only a few miles.