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Morphy Lake State Park
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Morphy Lake State Park
Description - Hidden among a forest of pine trees, Morphy Lake State Park is found at the end of a three mile road that is steep and may be rough at times. Located in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, privacy is easily found throughout this secluded park.

Park elevation is 7,800 feet, the lake covers 15 acres with an additional 20 acres of park land surrounding. Visitors are reminded this is a PACK-IN, PACK-OUT park. Amenities at Morphy Lake are limited, though restrooms are provided.

This undeveloped area is accessible by foot or by high-clearance vehicle. Low-clearance vehicles and motor homes should call ahead to the park manager for road conditions.

Attractions - This small, scenic lake is stocked with trout, in winter visitors frequent the lake for ice fishing.

Recreation - Fishing is the main recreation use at Morphy Lake with ice fishing in winter. Boats are limited to electric motors. Camping and picnicking are also options.

Climate - Annual precipitation is 22 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 52 to highs around 87. Winter temps range from lows of 15 degrees to highs around 49.

Location - Morphy Lake State Park is located in the north eastern region of the state, south of Taos.


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Filed By: Brad (Cannon AFB, NM)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I thought it was a great park. I like the fact that you need a truck to get up there. Make sure you have everything you need because it's a drive to the closest store.

Filed By: Teresa (arlington, tx)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: we visited this beautiful park some 2 yrs back, and plan another visit in the coming months. very peaceful, and scenic. highly recommend to anyone. take your fishing poles and sunscreen.

Filed By: manuel (los lunas, n.m.)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: morphy is a great place to visit and very beautifull caught my limit with a #10 black pistol pete about an hour before sun set.The road is steep might want to a running start on the last hill

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: MORPHY LAKE WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE STOPS ALONG OUR TRIP 2 YEARS AGO, SO WE ARE COMING BACK THIS YEAR TO BRING MY PARENTS.THANK YOU FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.


More Information

Contact Information:
Morphy Lake Stae Park, P.O. Box 477 , Guadalupita, NM, 87722, Phone: 505-387-2326

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

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