This 5,200 surface acre reservoir offers some of the finest fishing in northern New Mexico. Reptile fossils 200 million years old have been found in the area. The area includes a fine panoramic view of the Cerro Pedernal from the dam. It is surrounded by red sandstone formations on Hwy 84 and adjacent to historical Pedernal Mountain to the south on Hwy 96.
Two paved boat ramps are on the north side. Popular water sports include waterskiing (June-August) near the dam and at the north end, jetskiing near the boat ramp, and pontoon boat cruising. Principal lake recreation is swimming (July-August).
Fees: Lake Fees do apply, please contact for current fees
Location: 7 miles northwest of Abiquiu via US 84 at NM 96
Contact: Operations Manager, Abiquiu Lake
P.O. Box 290, Abiquiu, NM 87510