COCHITI LAKE, N.M. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Albuquerque District announced today that the Tetilla Peak Campground is open to the public for the 2022 recreation season which ends October 15, 2022. Reservations can be made online at www.Recreation.gov.
Tetilla Peak Campground consists of Cholla Campground (“Loop A”) and Coyote Campground (“Loop B”).
The Cholla Campground is comprised of nine acres. Facilities in this campground include 34 individual campsites, each with an electric hook-up, a concrete table, and a grill. All electric campsites have shelters. Water spigots are located throughout the campground. The entrance road is paved. This campground has one sanitary dump station and a large water borne restroom/shower building.
A partially paved road extends throughout the Coyote Campground area. There are 10 camping spaces in this loop, each with a table and grill. There are no electric hook-ups. Water spigots are scattered throughout the loop. The restroom/shower building is centrally located for easy access.
Other recreation opportunities available in the Tetilla Recreation Area on the east side of Cochiti Lake include a boat ramp, a day use area which includes a picnic area, and an overlook area.
The Tetilla boat ramp is open through Oct. 15, 2022, and is accessed by a paved road. The ramp has four loading/unloading concrete lanes. The Tetilla boat ramp area consists of a gravel parking lot and a courtesy dock. Wind-warning light systems are located on hilltops near the boat ramps. When the wind-warning lights are flashing, it is best to get to shelter or off of the lake.
There is a $5.00 fee for boat launching, or an annual pass can be purchased for $40 at the Park Office. Unfortunately, there is no fee machine located on the Tetilla side at this time.
Boaters are required to register their vessels with New Mexico's Vehicle Department according to the size and type.
As a reminder, Cochiti Lake is a NO-WAKE lake.
The Pinon Picnic Area is comprised of 47 uncovered shelters with tables. This area provides day use picnic facilities; there is no user fee. A paved road leads to the facilities that have centralized parking. There are pedestal grills, water spigots, and a water borne restroom within the area. Handicap accessible parking is provided.
The Santa Cruz Day Use Area is open daily from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
The overlook area, which lies east of the lake, is comprised of about two acres. Operation is on a day use basis. Facilities available in this area include a circular concrete overlook; a concrete sidewalk leading to the Overlook; a large, paved parking lot; and water borne restrooms. Access is by paved road.
For more information on all the recreational facilities at Cochiti Lake, please visit our website: https://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/Cochiti-Lake/