Published June 6, 2014

COCHITI LAKE, N.M., -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announces that the swim beach at Cochiti Lake will re-open Saturday, June 7, 2014, after being closed for construction purposes.

The construction was to repair and improve day-use shelters and other infrastructure damaged in last year’s September flood event.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff urges visitors at Cochiti Lake to always wear a life jacket when near the water as it can save your life!

Cochiti Lake offers camping, hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating and other outdoor recreation at two public recreation areas: the Cochiti Recreation Area on the west side of the lake and the Tetilla Peak Recreation Area on the east side. Each recreation area has a boat ramp for launching vessels. A visitor center is open to the public near the park headquarters. Scenic overlooks are on both sides of the lake. For more information and to make reservations visit our website at:

Elizabeth Lockyear

Release no. 14-004