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  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019.
  • Cochiti Lake swim beach closed due to blue-green algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today (Aug. 22, 2019) that effective immediately the Cochiti swim beach is closed due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom in the lake. Other recreation areas remain open, including the boat ramps and the campgrounds. The closure will last until levels no longer pose an increased threat to humans and animals.
  • Portions of Abiquiu Lake reopened

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that the lake has reopened except for swimming along the Cerrito Recreation Area shoreline. Open areas include the boat ramp and land areas within the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area. However, the swim beach is still closed and swimming along the Cerrito shoreline is not allowed due to the presence of a toxic blue-green algae bloom.
  • Access to Abiquiu Lake closed due to blue-green algae

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that effective immediately the Cerrito Day-Use Recreation Area, at Abiquiu Lake, N.M., including the boat ramp and the swim beach, are closed after tests showed the presence of a blue-green algae bloom in the reservoir.
  • Cochiti Lake swim beach open for 4th of July

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that the swim beach at Cochiti Lake is open again after being closed due to a higher than normal spring runoff. The swim beach is scheduled to be open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
  • Fishing heating up at John Martin Reservoir as new reservation system awaits campers

    A few weeks ago, staff at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s John Martin Reservoir State Park watched as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates on the massive 70-year-old dam for the first time since Nov. 1. This is big news to anglers who covet fishing in the stilling basin at the base of the structure. [Editor's Note: This news release is from Colorado Parks & Wildlife]
  • Day-use recreation areas at Cochiti Lake closed due to high water

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District, announced today that some of the day-use areas at the lake – including the Cochiti swim beach – are closed due to high water levels.
  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day use fees at recreation areas in observance of Veterans Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,800 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11 and 12.
  • USACE Albuquerque District Invites Public to Celebrate Independence Day at Corps Lakes

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 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.
  • Road closure at Conchas Lake due to construction

    The Lodge Road at Conchas Lake, N.M., will be closed for road construction March 27 – May 19, 2017. During this time, there will be no access to the south recreation boat ramp.