Lake McAllister - New Mexico Game & Fish

Description: The refuge contains a number of lakes used by wintering waterfowl. The refuge offices are open on weekdays so stop at the refuge headquarters (3) for a map. The tour route through part of the refuge is open in the fall only. NM281 is open year round as is the dirt road behind McAllister Lake and by Brown's Marsh. McAllister Lake (6) is owned by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department. The area is open for boating, fishing, and camping in the spring, summer, and fall, but is closed in the winter. If the area is open, a dirt road leads around the bottom and up the west side.

Directions: Seven Miles SE of Las Vegas, New Mexico. Take the University Exit from I-25 (the middle exit) for Las Vegas. Turn east (toward Tucumcari) on NM 104. After 1.5 miles turn sourh on NM281 and follow it to the refuge.

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Bitmap of directions to the lake

Water Sports: Boating and Fishing only. Boats may be used only during fishing season and restricted to trolling speeds; no anchors.

Fish: Trout, Season is noon March 1-Oct 3.

Special Boating Considerations Boats may be used only during fishing season and restricted to trolling speeds; no anchors; no campfires are allowed.

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