Galisteo Reservoir (Northeast)

Description:  Just south of Santa Fe, the Galisteo Creek which had a long history of violent floods was controlled with a dam in 1970.  The reservoir holds water only after major flood events draining the 597 square miles of watershed and empties as soon as the water is released thru the uncontrolled outlet work.  If totally full the maximum flood will cover an area about 2 miles long and one mile wide. 

The area is open for day use with a toilet and overlook.

Directions: Thirty one miles from Santa Fe and 44 miles from Albuquerque.  Take Cochiti Exit #264 off I-25  and follow the south side of I-25 six mile long project access road southwest past the railroad bridge and over Galisteo Creek before turning southeast to the day use area.


Water Sports: No access ramps.

Fish: No fish.

Special Boating Considerations: Reservoir Basis  is closed to public access.

Operated by:  US Army Corps of Engineers

Phone:  505-465-0307 

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