image of Navajo Lake State Parks

Navajo Lake State Park

Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in the state, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks. Navajo is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers and sailors. The San Juan River is a world-class fly fishing destination and features a campground, day use areas and a serene trail along the river. Navajo Lake State Park offers some of the best boating, fishing, hiking, and camping in New Mexico.

Park Elevation 5,600 – 6,600 ft

FIRE RESTRICTION ~ Cottonwood Campground

Due to increased fire danger, Navajo Lake State Park is implementing a fire restriction effective immediately, June 27, 2017.  The following restrictions are in place for the Cottonwood Campground and the day use areas along the San Juan River:

Campfires and charcoal are prohibited. An exception is granted where cooking, heating and lighting devices use kerosene, white gas or propane as a fuel in an improved camping area that is cleared of flammable vegetation for at least 30 feet, or has a water source.

  • Smoking is prohibited except in enclosed RV’s or trailers, within vehicles equipped with ashtrays, and on paved or surfaced roads, developed recreation sites, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Fireworks are prohibited at all times.

These restrictions will remain in effect until the fire danger has decreased.
Lake side camp grounds are not affected at this time.  For more information please feel free to call the park office at 505-632-2278.


View Larger Map

Park Alert Image

24 Hours Daily



36 Road 4110 #1
Navajo Dam, NM 87419




Allen Adkins
Chris Smith
Park Superintendent


New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department ©
1220 South St. Francis Drive | Santa Fe, NM 87505
EMNRD Legal Disclaimer