Conchas 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.
Until Further Notice: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam Project would like to inform you that the Southside Recreation Area Boat Ramp will remain temporarily closed until the water level rises and boaters can launch safely. Click here for latest updates.
The Southside Recreation Area Campground, Juniper Day Use Area, Boat Ramp Parking Lot, and walk-in shoreline access will all remain open for recreation and public use.
For additional information, contact the Conchas Lake Project Office at 575.868.2221.
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!
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.