Visitors to Cochiti Lake must have reservations this Memorial Day weekend

USACE-Albuquerque District
Published May 28, 2021
Cochiti Lake and Dam as seen from the Visitor Center.

Cochiti Lake and Dam as seen from the Visitor Center.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District has announced that all visitors to Cochiti Lake this Memorial Day weekend must have reservations made at least 24 hours in advance of their visit to the lake. Visitors without reservations will be turned away at the gate.

Visitors can make reservations at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

The Cochiti Lake campground, boat ramp, and swim beach will be open this Memorial Day Weekend, with a reservation. Please note that the Tetilla Peak entrance and recreation area are closed at this time.

“We want to see people out here enjoying the recreation, enjoying the nice weather and fresh air this weekend. But we still have to abide by our federal guidelines, and work well with our state partners and our Cochiti Pueblo partners. We ask that you please help us by making your reservations so we don’t have to turn anyone away. We want people to enjoy a fun and safe weekend out here,” said Trevor Wallin, Cochiti Lake project manager.

As a reminder, alcohol is not permitted at Cochiti Lake. Remember life jackets float and you don’t! Please bring and wear your lifejacket when visiting Cochiti Lake, especially as the Loaner Life Jacket program is not in operation at this time.

For information about lake operations and recreation statuses at all USACE-Albuquerque District managed lakes – Abiquiu, Conchas, Cochiti, and Santa Rosa lakes in New Mexico, and John Martin and Trinidad lakes in Colorado – visit:


Release no. 21-001