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Cochiti Lake is now open for day use. Click here for more information.

Planing to visit the lake? Read this before you go!

Visitors to the lake must make a reservation by purchasing a ticket at least 24 hours in advance through


Tickets and reservations will NOT be sold at the lake. The ticket cost consists of a $3.00 personal vehicle fee and a $2.00 non-refundable reservation fee, for a total of $5.00. The cost of the ticket is the day use fee and applies to entry to the park.



Interagency passes will be accepted through The visitor(s) will have to present them upon arrival at the lake. This option can be chosen at the time of ticket purchase. 


As a reminder, Cochiti Lake is a no-wake lake and alcohol is banned so all visitors will have a safe and enjoyable recreation experience.

Contact Cochiti Lake

Cochiti Lake Project Office

Phone: 505.465.0307 (office)

For Campground Reservations:



Mailing address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

82 Dam Crest Road

Pena Blanca, NM 87041-5015

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Welcome to Cochiti Lake Recreation Area

Cochiti Lake campgroundCochiti Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers managed lake located in Sandoval County, New Mexico and within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Nation on the Rio Grande about 50 miles upstream from Albuquerque. Cochiti Dam is one of the four Corps of Engineers projects for flood and sediment control on the Rio Grande, operating in conjunction with Abiquiu, Galisteo and Jemez Canyon Dams.

Cochiti Lake offers two public recreation areas for your enjoyment: the Cochiti Recreation Area on the west side of the lake and the Tetilla Peak Recreation 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. Tetilla Peak Recreation Area is open April - October while Cochiti is opened year-round. Cochiti Lake is a No-Wake lake.

Please be aware that all areas outside of the two recreation areas are lands owned by the Cochiti Pueblo and are not open to the public.

New Mexico Fishing Regulations and Weekly Fishing Reports

Cochiti Weather

Currently No Fire Restrictions are in effect!

Geocaching is permitted at Cochiti Lake only with express knowledge and approval of the project manager.  Contact Cochiti Lake for details.

Spread the message not the mussels Protect Your Waters and Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!

Clean, Drain & Dry before transporting your boat or equipment.

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