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Conchas Lake State Park
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Conchas Lake State Park
Description - Conchas Lake State Park is located at an elevation of 4,200 feet, covering 9,600 acres of land in addition to the 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 sites, some with electric hookup, RV dump station, restrooms, and showers.

Conchas Lake is growing in popularity with bird-watchers, especially in winter when the lake attracts a variety of waterfowl.

Attractions - One of the state's largest lakes includes 60 miles of varied shoreline, secluded coves, canyons, and sandy beaches. Ancient rock formations date back to the Age of Dinosaurs. Observant visitors may discover the fossils of ancient sea creatures.

Recreation - Conchas Lake State Park offers a wide variety of water sport activities including boating, fishing and water-skiing at this refreshing, 25-mile long reservoir.

Anglers can catch walleye, largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, and crappie.

Climate - Annual precipitation is 15.8 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 63 to highs around 92. Winter temps range from lows of 25 to highs around 54.

Location - Conchas Lake is located in the east-central region of the state, north east of Tucumcari, off of State Highway 104.


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Filed By: Michelle (Albuquerque, NM)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We camp every summer at Conchas Lake. We prefer the North campgrounds since it has a VERY large beach area right next to the water. Conchas is a great lake, very family oriented and provides wonderful fishing and recreation.


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Contact Information:
Conchas Lake State Park, P.O. Box 976 , Conchas Dam, NM, 88416, Phone: 505-868-2270

Additional Information:
New Mexico Lakes and Reserviors - The wide range of terrain and climates found in the state of New Mexico creates diverse settings for the state's lakes and reservoirs.
New Mexico State Parks - The park system includes many lakes and reservoirs, trail systems connecting the parks with federal lands, botanical and geological interpretive sites, botanical gardens, and even a zoo.

Links:
New Mexico State Parks - Official State Parks Web Site
New Mexico State Parks - Park Map
New Mexico State Parks - Official Agency Website

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