Camping fees at Abiquiu and Cochiti lake campgrounds to increase April 15

USACE-Albuquerque District public affairs
Published April 2, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Camping fees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District campgrounds at Abiquiu Lake and Cochiti Lake, N.M., will increase for the 2024 recreation season, starting April 15, 2024.

The Albuquerque District conducts biannual fee comparability studies at each project to ensure recreation fees are fair and equitable with surrounding recreation facilities. Throughout the region, visitation has continued to increase and the cost of maintaining recreation facilities has continued to rise with inflation.

Riana Campground at Abiquiu Lake:

  • For primitive tent sites with no utilities, the fee will increase from $8 to $10.
  • For trailer accessible sites without utility hookups, the fee will increase from $12 to $15.
  • For camp sites with full electrical and water hookups, the fee will increase from $16 to $20.

The Riana Campground is located on a 150-foot rock bluff overlooking the lake at 6,400 feet above sea level and has 54 campsites. Several sites include electric and/or water hookups, shelters, grills, lantern holders, and tent pads. Other facilities include a play structure, showers, dump station, and picnic and fishing areas.

The Riana Campground is open annually April 15-Oct 15. Campsites need a reservation. In-advance or same-day reservations can be made at On sites 1-39 only, you can have two camping units. Two motorized, wheeled units are allowed at these sites, but must fit into the confines of the site. Sites 40-54 are primitive tents sites only with two tents allowed per site. Lake shore access for boat launching is 1 mile from the campground. During the open season, there is an attendant available at 505-685-4561.

For Abiquiu-specific inquiries, please contact John Burman: 505-685-4371 or

Cochiti Campground at Cochiti Lake:

  • For camp sites with running water, the fee will increase from $12 to $15.
  • The fees for other camp sites at Cochiti Lake will remain the same.

Information on the different campsite loops and their amenities at the Cochiti Campground is available on our website:

Please note that all camping at Cochiti Lake, including the group camping site, is by reservation only. First-come, first-served sites are no longer available. To make reservations please visit or call 1-877-444-6777 to speak to a reservation specialist.

Tetilla Peak Recreation Area at Cochiti Lake:

  • The Santa Cruz Day Use Area is scheduled to open on April 15, 2024. 
  • The Santa Cruz Road is scheduled to open on April 15, 2024.
  • The Tetilla Peak Campground will remain closed for the 2024 recreation season. 
  • The Tetilla Peak Boat Ramp is scheduled to open on April 15, 2024.

For Cochiti Lake/Tetilla Peak-specific inquiries, please contact Benjamin Massey: (505) 465-0307 or

Get the latest updates and news on what’s happening at Abiquiu Lake and Cochiti Lake on their official Facebook pages.

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For current information about recreation status please visit  


Mike Bullock

Release no. 24-004