An artesian spring in Santa Rosa delivers 3,000 gallons of clear water a minute to an 80-foot-deep opening in rock formations. With water delivered at 61 degrees, it is open year-round for swimmers (cold water), qualified scuba divers and scuba classes. No swimming fee, a modest fee for scuba
... Blue Hole Lake
Bluewater Lake is situated on the north flank of the Zuni Mountains in the Las Tusas Basin. The 1,200 acre reservoir is located at 7,400 ft in a valley carved in shale and limestone. The latter of which contains snail and brachiopod fossils.
Facilities at the park include a visitor center,
... Bluewater Lake
In 1933 the bottomless lakes area was set aside as New Mexico's first state park. Lea Lake is the deepest at 90 feet and is the only lake where swimming is allowed. During summer, visitors can rent paddleboats for a small fee. Devil's Inkwell is 32 ft. deep and is named for its steep sides and
... Bottomless Lakes State Park
Brantley Lake is the southernmost lake in New Mexico, offering water sports and year-round camping to visitors. It also is New Mexico's newest state park.
Park amenities include a visitor center, group picnic shelter, shower, restrooms, and a playground. Camping facilities at the park include 51
... Brantley Lake
The Caballo Mountains serve as a majestic backdrop for Caballo Lake State Park, which boasts a full array of water sports, winter waterfowl watching, and cactus gardens in bloom.
Major water sports are waterskiing and windsurfing near the dam. It has two paved ramps at the main state park area
... Caballo Lake
The City of Carlsbad administers this small impoundment on the Pecos River. An upper lake has a sand beach for swimming with lifeguards on duty (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day). Boating, waterskiing and jetskiing are the principal water sports. The lower lake is reserved for fishing.
... Carlsbad Lake
This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers impoundment is a no-wake lake with a paved boat ramp and campground with showers on each side. It has a slip-rental marina with no services. Top water activities at the lake are sailing and wind surfing (April-October), followed by swimming in warm
... Cochiti Lake
With its ample camping and picnicking facilities, boat ramps, marina, bait and tackle supplies, food services, and playgrounds, Conchas Lake offers visitors a variety of services. An airstrip and golf course are located at the south recreational area.
Campgrounds at the park offer a total of 101
... Conchas Lake
There is a boat ramp at the north end of reservoir, via State 95, limited to high water use. The lake is not serviced by concessionaires and there is no lodging within park. Nearest lodging is 23.5 miles from the lake headquarters to Chama.
Year-round fishing for rainbow and brown trout. State
... El Vado Lake
The largest and most popular lake in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake State Park provides a setting for every imaginable water sport, including boating, water-skiing, fishing, scuba diving, and canoeing. The lake has sandy beaches, quiet little coves, full-service marinas, and enough open water
... Elephant Butte Lake
A picturesque lake set among tall pines, Heron Lake State Park has been designated a "quiet lake" where boats operate at no-wake speeds only. This park is known for its excellent sailing, fishing, cross-country skiing, and hiking.
The park covers 4,100 acres of land in addition to the 5,900 acre
... Heron Lake
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
... Lake Abiquiu
This 15,000-surface-acre lake dominates water recreation in the Four Corners Area. The main body is formed at the confluence of the Pine River flowing from the north, San Juan River from the northeast and France Creek from the east. A paved ramp serves boaters where the Pine River enters the main
... Navajo Lake
Surrounded by low rolling hills dotted with juniper and pinyon, this attractive lake is not only popular with anglers but also attracts water skiers, canoeists, and wildlife enthusiasts. The panoramic views seem to go on forever.
Park amenities include a group picnic shelter, restrooms, and
... Santa Rosa Lake
Favorable summer breezes attract colorful windsurfing boards to Storrie Lake State Park, which is also popular for fishing and boating. The visitor center features historical exhibits about the Santa Fe Trail and 19th century Las Vegas.
The park is comprised of 80 acres of land and 1,100 acres
... Storrie Lake
This sparkling blue lake with a rocky shoreline and gently rolling hillsides of juniper provides a refreshing change from the flat grasslands of New Mexico's eastern plains. Sumner Lake State Park offers fishing for a variety of species including, bass, crappie and channel catfish, and is a winter
... Sumner Lake
Known for its numerous little coves and inlets, Ute Lake is among the state's longest lakes, almost 13 miles long, though only 1 mile wide at its widest.
A popular family camping destination, this boating and fishing park also has good swimming spots, a hiking/ nature trail, and wildlife.
... Ute Lake