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El Vado Lake State Park

State Road 112
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

575-588-7247

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 Features: 

  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Birding
  • Fishing
  • Equestrian
  • Winter Activities

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