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New Mexico Lakes and Reserviors



Abiquiu Dam
Avalon Reservoir
Bluewater Lake State Park
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Brantley Lake State Park
Caballo Lake State Park
Clayton Lake State Park
Cochiti Lake
Conchas Lake State Park
El Vado Lake
Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Fenton Lake State Park
Hackberry Lake Recreation Management Area
Heron Lake State Park
John Martin Reservoir
Leasburg Dam State Park
Morphy Lake State Park
Navajo Lake State Park
Percha Dam State Park
Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Management Area
Santa Rosa Lake State Park
Storrie Lake State Park
Sumner Lake State Park
Ute Lake State Park

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Description - New Mexico's lakes and reservoirs offer a great diversity of scenery and recreational opportunities. Many of the reservoirs are quite large, allowing cabin cruisers and houseboats, while others are high mountain lakes that offer primitive camping and a peaceful getaway.

Attractions - Visitors to New Mexico's many lakes and reservoirs have options of wide open desert landscapes, high mountain forests, and lush riparian zones.

Recreation - Fishing opportunities are numerous and varied. Other recreation opportunities include boating of all sorts, swimming, water-skiing, and even some scuba diving. Size of the lakes

Climate - This southwestern state is well known for its arid climate. Most areas experience cool winter weather, due to the general high elevation of the region. The southern areas of the state normally don't see much snow in winter and experience very warm summers. The northern regions and higher elevations can see heavy snow accumulate during the winter and many mountain passes are not maintained. The higher elevations offer much cooler summer temperatures and relief from the heat of the lower elevations.

Location - There are lakes and reservoirs found in just about every region of the state.


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Filed By: Joseph Quintero (Albuquerque, NM)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: camping

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: Traveled over 220 miles to A motel, Abes near the outlet of the San Juan. It was TERRIBLE. The room we stayed in the first night was a nightmare. After complaining to the new owner he moved us to another less Hellish room that had a kitchen-ette.(Bring your own pans/dishes). At least there was a swamp cooler. If it gets bad on the lake and you have to bring the boat in, your stuck in a room with 1 TV channel(Barely). For 45.00 a night I would have exspected better. This year we went to Arboles for the 4th of July, actually they had the display on the 30th Sat. The Pinon Hills Motel was worse than Abes, at 65.00 a day, NO swamp cooler, the Diner at the Gas station convenience store had the most nasty food I've ever had.. Best to travel the 13 miles to Ignacio to do your shopping and eating out, luckily our friends were at the Tiffany camp ground and we were able to cook out with them.. Also 1 TV channel. On Sunday about 2:00 a heavy rain storm forced us to stay the rest of the night in the ROOM..In all it really SUCKED. Buy A Camper and stay at the campground!!!


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Additional Information:
New Mexico - This state's public lands consist mainly of BLM lands and National Forests. A few National Park Service sites complete the landscape of desert, forest and canyon.

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