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