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El Vado Lake State Park

Located in New Mexico’s northern mountains, El Vado Lake State Park offers fishing, boating, camping, hiking, winter cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. A 5.5-mile scenic trail along the Rio Chama connects El Vado with nearby Heron Lake. Quiet coves around the lake are great places to catch trout and kokanee salmon. The lake and surrounding area are a major wintering ground for bald eagles and other birds.
Park Elevation 7,209 ft

NOTICE: The New Mexico State Parks closure has been extended through April 30, 2020. This includes day-use, overnight camping, fishing, hiking and boating.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this public health crisis.

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24 Hours Daily
Closed in Winter


State Road 112
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575



David Ford
             Park  Superintendent                     David.Ford@state.nm.us 


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