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Attention Conchas Lake Enthusiasts

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Contact Conchas Lake

Conchas Lake Project Office

Phone: 575.868.2221 / 575.868.2421


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.

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.

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, etc.

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.

Conchas Adobe Bell


Cancellation of Notice of Availability for Lease No. DACW47-9-12-00002,
287 Bell Ranch Road, Conchas Dam and Reservoir Project, Conchas Dam, NM.

Please be advised that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District (the "Corps"), has cancelled the Notice of Availability for Lease No. DACW47-9-12-00002. The Corps is reassessing its options with regard to this area. The link will be updated once the lease application period is re-opened.

Click here for latest information and look under "South Recreation Area"