Lake Tschida is managed locally by Tri-Cities Joint Job Development Authority (TCJJDA) in a non-profit cooperative agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation.

All fees collected at the lake are reinvested in to the lake. The Lake is being managed without the use of tax funds as a self-supporting nonprofit venture. 


There are 10 boat ramps on the lake & 10 campground areas, which offer lots of opportunities. The most popular fishing methods are crankbaits, jigs, & spinners. Look shallow early & late in the year, as more fishing is done on the west end.

As the water temperatures rise, you’ll find more fish closer to the channel in deep water, which is found on the east side towards the dam. Historically, it has been known for smaller fish but those who fish it year-round will tell a different story. 


Ten recreation areas provide numerous campsites. Some campsites offer picnic tables, grills, shelters, restrooms, & potable water.

An RV dump station is provided at the Rimrock Recreation Area near the office and at the Schatz's Point Area. Advance reservations online are available for all campsites.

Handicap accessible campsites are available; please call the office for more information.