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Contact Abiquiu Lake

Abiquiu Project Office

Phone: 505.685.4371


Mailing address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

PO Box 290

4731 State Highway 96

Abiquiu, NM 87510-0290


$55,000 Reward in Abiquiu Lake Shooting

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Welcome to Abiquiu Lake Recreation Area

Abiquiu Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed lake, with recreation areas and a campground.  Federal Recreation Passports are accepted.  The lake is a 5,200-surface-acre reservoir and offers some of the finest fishing in northern New Mexico. The area includes a fine panoramic view of the Cerro Pedernal (Flint Mountain) from the dam. The scenery of the area includes Pinon (Pine), Juniper and Sage among colorful rock formations.  Reptile fossils 200 million years old have been found in the area.

Surrounding attractions include: Abiquiu Lake Recreation Area

  • Ghost Ranch
  • Georgia O'Keefe Museum
  • San Pedro Wilderness
  • Cumbres Toltec Railroad
  • Chaco Canyon
  • Bandelier National Moument
  • Taos and Santa Fe, N.M.


Geocaching is permitted on Corps lands only with express knowledge and approval of the project manger.  Contact Abiquiu Lake for details.   

N.M. fishing regulations and weekly fishing report

Abiquiu Lake weather


Zebra mussel in a red circle with a line through it surrounded by this text: "Spread the Message, not the mussels"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. Click here for more information.

Every Kid in a Park Initiative

Every Kid in a Park

Attention fourth graders!

Click on the image to the left to obtain a pass for free entry for you and your family to Abiquiu Lake and more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters nationwide for an entire year starting September 1, 2015.

The pass includes fee-free access for one year to all federal lands and waters. The pass does not cover expanded amenity fees such as camping, boat launching, parking, special tours, special permits, or ferries. In addition, at certain locations, private concessionaires and resorts manage some facilities and activities; the pass is not valid for these services. For questions about pass acceptance and fees at specific locations, please contact the site directly.

The Every Kid in a Park invites children of all backgrounds to discover their public lands and all they offer, including opportunities to be active and spend time with friends and family. As living classrooms, these outdoor places and historic sites also provide hands-on, real-world opportunities to develop critical skills and learn about the natural world.

For more information, click here.