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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. 

Activities

Boating:
Motorized
Non-motorized
Canoe/kayak/Board
Personal Watercraft
Sailing
Water Skiing

Camping

Equestrian:
Trails

Fishing
Ice Fishing

Hunting
Northwest side - Waterfowl

Picnicking

Scuba Diving

Swimming

Trails
5.5 Miles
Hiking
Mountain Biking

Wildlife Viewing
Birding

Winter Recreation
Cross-country Skiing
Sledding
Snowshoeing

Amenities

Beach

Boating Facilities
Boat Dock
Boat Ramp
Boat Rentals
Marina

Campground Facilities
8 Campgrounds
80 Developed Campsites
17 W+ E Sites (30 amp)
2 W+E+S Full Hookup Sites (30 and 50 amp)
Water in Campground
RV Dump Station
4 Group Campsites

Primitive Camping
Beach Camping
Boat-in Camping

Restrooms
Restrooms with water
Showers
Vault Toilets

Group Facilities
1 Group Picnic Shelter
4 Group Camping

Historic Sites

Playground

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