Lake Farmington

(shown as Beeline Reservoir on older maps)

Description: The 250-acre Lake Farmington, is open from May 1st - September 30th. It offers fishing in 55 degree water. It is fed by water both from a canal coming from the Animas River and from a pump station.

Directions: Lake Farmington, shown as Farmington Lake or Beeline Reservoir on some maps, is located east of Farmington on Main Street/NM 516, offering a fishing oasis just minutes from the center of the city.  The turn of for Lake Farmington is accessed from NM 516/Main Street, across the street from the Farmington Flea Market (mile marker 7.)  PLEASE NOTE: Google Maps and MapQuest directions list a route via Flora Vista, Road 3535 and Road 3544.  We do not recommend this route.


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Water Sports: Only non-motorized watercraft will be allowed on the lake.

Swimming is not permitted.

Current Conditions:  Water Levels are generally constant due to use as a public drinking water reservoir.

Ramps: Yes, Concrete.

Docks: No

Marinas/Rentals:  None

Wind Warning Lights: None.

Prevailing Winds: Out of the West.  Farmington Airport Weather

Fish: Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, and Catfish

Special Boating Considerations:  All watercraft will be AIS inspected prior to accessing the park. The inspection is fee based.

Service for Boats: Farmington....Check the Yellow Pages.

Managed by: Animal Control l (505) 599-1098  Eleven full-time rangers provide for all types of animals for the Farmington community, as well as San Juan County. They are also responsible for the enforcement of all ordinances governing Farmington Lake.

Annual cleanup of Farmington Lake. To volunteer, contact Mike McFarland at 505-793-6453 or email him at
Volunteers may also contact the New Mexico School of Diving at 505-325-2728.

Land Information:  City of Farmington


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