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:
- 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
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.
Three easy steps: Clean, Drain & Dry
• Step 1 – Clean: Remove all visible mud, plants, fish/animals. Examine all your equipment, boats, trailers, clothing, boots, buckets.
• Step 2 – Drain: 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 – Dry: 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!
New Mexico Specific information:
Aquatic Invasive Species Decontamination Unit Locations in N.M.