ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Albuquerque District, invites the public to enjoy the upcoming Fourth of July weekend at one of our lakes and reservoirs in New Mexico and southern Colorado.
To ensure everyone has a fun and safe visit this weekend, please abide by the following:
All vessels must carry a U.S. Coast Guard approved wearable life jacket for each person on board, plus one U.S. Coast Guard approved throwable floatation device.
State boating, hunting and fishing regulations apply to visitors at Corps sites. Hunting is allowed only in designated areas.
Abiquiu Lake, N.M.:
Recreational activities include excellent fishing; hiking; picnicking; a swim beach (No pets or glass are allowed on the beach); water sports; wildlife viewing; and camping.
Riana Campground: The 54 campsite campground (some primitive sites) is open April 15-Oct. 15. Fees range from $5-14. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance.
For more information call 505-685-4371 or visit http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Abiquiu-Lake/
Cochiti Lake, N.M.:
Cochiti Lake is located within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Nation on the Rio Grande about 50 miles upstream from Albuquerque.
Amenities include two public recreation areas, each with a boat ramp and campgrounds (some sites have electric hook-ups); a public information center; scenic overlooks; and a swim beach. The Cochiti Recreation Area on the west side of the lake is open year-round; the Tetilla Peak Recreation Area is open April-October. Cochiti Lake is a No-Wake lake.
Please note that alcohol is banned at Cochiti Lake so all visitors will have a safe and enjoyable recreation experience.
For more information call 505-465-0307 or visit http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Cochiti-Lake/
Conchas Lake, N.M.:
Recreational activities include camping; excellent fishing; hiking; picnicking; swimming; boating and water sports; as well as tours of Conchas Dam. Please call ahead (575-868-2221) or visit the USACE Information Center to make reservations.
While Conchas Lake is a USACE managed dam and lake, some of the recreation areas (including campgrounds) are managed by New Mexico State Parks. For information on areas managed by USACE, please visit our website at http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Conchas-Lake/
For information on areas managed by New Mexico State Parks, please visit their website: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/conchaslakestatepark.html
Santa Rosa Lake, N.M.:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates an information center open 8:00-4:00 Mon.-Fri. It features exhibits on dam construction, archaeology, flora and fauna, and recreational opportunities at the dam. For more information about the dam, visit: http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Santa-Rosa-Lake/ or call 575-472-3115.
While the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the dam, the campgrounds and most recreation areas are managed by New Mexico State Parks. Please visit their website for recreation information: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/santarosastatelakestatepark.html
John Martin Dam and Reservoir, Colo.:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates an information center open 8:00-4:00 Mon.-Fri. For more information about the dam, visit: http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/John-Martin-Reservoir/ or call 719-336-3476.
While the US Army Corps of Engineers manages the dam at John Martin, the campgrounds and most recreation areas are managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Please visit their website for recreation information: website: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/JohnMartinReservoir
Trinidad Lake, Colo.:
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates an information center open 8:00-4:00 Mon.-Fri. For more information about Trinidad Dam, visit: http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Trinidad-Lake/Recreation-Trinidad/ or call 719-846-7990.
While the US Army Corps of Engineers manages the dam at Trinidad, the campgrounds and most recreation areas are managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. Please visit their website for recreation information: website: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/trinidadlake
More information on USACE, Albuquerque District recreation areas is available on our website: http://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/
USACE is the nation’s largest federal provider of water-based outdoor recreation, managing more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states and hosting more than 250 million visits per year. They provide a diverse range of outdoor activities close to home and to people of all ages. For more information on USACE recreation sites and activities across the nation, visit www.CorpsLakes.us.