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Conchas Lake Project Office

Phone: 575.868.2221


Mailing address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

PO Box 1008

287 Bell Ranch Road

Conchas, N.M. 88416-1008

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Welcome to Conchas Lake Recreation Area

Conchas LakeConchas Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed lake, however the campgrounds and most recreation areas are managed by New Mexico State Parks.  If you have any questions about closures due to water levels, please call us at 575.868.2221

Federal Recreation Passports for these areas are not accepted.

Conchas Lake provides excellent fishing. The lake is stocked with bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, large mouth bass, and walleye and is open all year to fishing.

The Conchas project office offers a free group shelter in the Day Use Area that includes the following: picnic tables, BBQ, two horseshoe pits, six-hole disc-golf course and a volleyball court.

To reserve the group shelter call the Conchas project office at 575.868.2221

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

N.M. fishing regulations and weekly fishing report: New Mexico fishing licenses and copies of fishing regulations.

Conchas Lake Weather

Protect Your Waters and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!

Zebra mussel in a circle with a line through it surrounded by this text: "Spread the message not the mussels"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 Conchas 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.