Nationally, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 4,340 recreation sites at 456 lakes and reservoirs. Check out Corps Lakes Gateway to find a recreation site near you!
Reserve your favorite U.S. Army Corps of Engineers campsite any time, day or night, online at: The National Recreation Reservation Service
The National Recreation Reservation Service web site is a non-government commercial site maintained in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
You can also reserve by phone, toll free, at 1.877.444.6777
Phone lines are open from 8:00 a.m. to midnight (EST), seven days a week.
Click here for Discount Pass information
Recreation for the following is a partial list of lakes managed by the State of New Mexico: Conchas, Elephant Butte, El Vado, Heron, Navajo, Santa Rosa, Storrie and Sumner. If you need information please call (505) 476-3355 or go to their webpage at http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/FindaPark.html to locate a full list.
Protect Your Waters and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!
As Americans, we love to spend time on the water. Protecting these resources is an important part of our overall enjoyment. A concern we must all address is the spreading of harmful plants, animals and other organisms. These aquatic nuisance species can hitch a ride on our clothing, boats, and items used in the water. When we go to another lake or stream, the nuisance species can be released. And, if the conditions are right, these introduced species can become established and create drastic results.
So what can we do? By following a simple procedure each time we leave the water, we can help stop aquatic hitchhikers.
Clean your boat and equipment to remove potential invasive species.
Drain your boat so invasive species don't have a place to hide until your next trip to the lake.
Dry your boat and equipment to kill any invasive species too small to see.
Knowing which waters contain nuisance hitchhikers is not as important as doing the procedure every time you leave any lake, stream or coastal area.
Three easy steps:
Step 1 - Remove all visible mud, plants, fish/animals. Examine all your equipment, boats, trailers, clothing, boots, buckets.
Step 2 - Eliminate water from all equipment before transporting anywhere. Much of the recreational equipment used in water contains many spots where water can collect and potentially harbor these aquatic hitchhikers.
Step 3 - Clean and dry anything that came in contact with the water, such as boats, trailers, equipment, dogs, boots, clothing, etc.
Check out Protect Your Waters for more information and details!
Colorado and New Mexico Specific information:
Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Unit Locations in N.M.
Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Unit Locations in CO
Geocaching is permitted on Corps lands only with express knowledge and approval of the project manger for that project. For project manager contact information please click the project's contact link.
Water Safety Tips
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