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Fenton Lake State Park
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Fenton Lake State Park
Description - A popular year-round retreat surrounded by beautiful ponderosa pine forests, Fenton Lake State Park features a cross-country ski and biathlon trail and wheelchair accessible fishing platforms.

The park sits at an elevation of 7,900 feet and covers 700 acres of land in addition to the lake. Facilities include a group shelter, 40 developed campsites (some with hookups), restrooms, and a playground.

Attractions - Prior to becoming a state park, Fenton Lake was purchased by State Game and Fish as a resting and nesting area for migratory waterfowl, and a refuge for other wildlife. Now more of a fishing haven than a duck drop, waterfowl, turkey, deer, muskrat, elk and bobcat can still be observed.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities include camping, picnicking, fishing, ice fishing, hand powered boating, wildlife viewing, and cross country skiing. Area trails offer hiking.

Climate - Annual precipitation is 18.39 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 54 to highs around 78. Winter temps range from lows of 20 degrees to highs around 41.

Location - Fenton Lake is located in the north western region of the state, west of Los Alamos, on Highway 126.


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Contact Information:
Fenton Lake State Park, 455 Fenton Lake , Jemez Springs, NM, 87025, Phone: 505-829-3630

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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