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Navajo Lake State Park
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Navajo Lake State Park
Description - Park amenities include a visitor center, group shelter, marina, playground, restrooms, and showers. Camping facilities include 251 developed sites, many with electric hookup. The park is comprised of 21,00 acres of land and 15,590 acres of lake surface. It is seated at an elevation of 6,100 feet.

Attractions - Explore some of the many side canyon primitive areas. Evidence of some of the earliest known villages in the Southwest are found in the area. The varied terrain and vegetation attracts all kinds of creatures. Watch for sun-basking lizards in summer and soaring bald eagles in winter.

Recreation - Three separate recreation areas comprise Navajo Lake State Park. Pine River, the most developed area along the lake, includes a visitor center with interpretive exhibits. Sims Mesa is across the lake, accessible by NM 527. The San Juan River area below the dam is world renowned for excellent trout fishing and includes wheelchair-accessible fishing facilities.

Fishing, sailing, waterskiing, and scuba diving are all available on the lake. Other recreation opportunities include hiking on the area trails, hunting, and camping at one of the park's 251 sites.

Climate - Annual precipitation is 8.52 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 57 to highs around 88. Winter temps range from lows of 27 degrees to highs around 66.

Location - Navajo Lake State Park is located in the north western region of the state just northeast of the junction of Highways 64 & 44.


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Filed By: james (Durant, OK)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Camped overnight in the park in route to the san juan river in late may. Lots of RV'rs but there are plenty of more secluded camping areas; Excellent facilities,Beautiful scenery,It got down to about 55 degrees after dark and up to 90 during the day -good sleeping, ...a great over-nighter!


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Contact Information:
Navajo Lake State Park, 1448 NM 511 #1 , Navajo Dam, NM, 87419, Phone: 505-632-2278

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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