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Heron Lake State Park

640 State Road 95
Los Ojos, NM 87551

575-588-7470

A picturesque lake set among the tall pines of northern New Mexico, Heron Lake State Park has been designated a “quiet lake” where boats operate at no-wake speeds only, making it an excelent locaction for all types of paddle craft. Heron also has amazing sailing, cross-country skiing, and hiking. Heron is a fisherman's pardise with record-size trout and kokanee salmon. Ice fishing is very popular in winter. Several campgrounds line the shore of this scenic lake with primitive and developed campsites are available for every taste.

Wildlife viewing opportunities abound at Heron, where you may see the elusive mountain lion, black bear, elk, deer, marmot, bald eagles and osprey.

Access the hiking and fishing trail along the gorgeous Rio Chama from the dramatic caprock stairway near Heron Dam. The 5.5-mile trail, which crosses the river by suspension bridge, affords panoramic views and an adventurous route to neighboring El Vado Lake.

Activities

Boating:
Motorized (No Wake)
Non-motorized
Canoe/Kayak
Sailing

Camping

Education Programs

Fishing

Picnicking

Swimming

Trails:
7 Miles
Hiking
Mountain Biking

Wildlife Viewing
Birding

Winter Recreation:
Cross-country Skiing
Snowshoeing

Prohibited Activities:
No horses

Amenities

Beach

Boating Facilities:
Boat Dock
Boat Ramp
Marina

Campground Facilities:
250 Developed Campsites
54 Electric Sites
Water in Campground
RV Dump Station
Group Campsites

Primitive Camping:
Beach Camping
Boat-in Camping

Restrooms:
Restrooms with water
Showers
Vault Toilets

Group Facilities:
Group Picnic Shelter
Group Camping

Visitor Center:
Exhibits

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