US Army Corps of Engineers
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Contact Galisteo Dam

Galisteo Dam/Jemez Canyon Dam/Cochiti Lake Projects Office

Phone: 505.465.0307


Mailing address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

82 Dam Crest Road

Pena Blanca, N.M. 87041-5015


Welcome to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galisteo Dam Day Use Recreation Area

aerial photo of Galisteo Dam

Galisteo Dam is one unit of a comprehensive plan for flood and sediment control in the Rio Grande Basin.

Galisteo Dam is an earthen structure, authorized solely for flood and sediment control. The reservoir contains water only during flood flows and empties as soon as the water can flow through the dam's uncontrolled outlet works.

Galisteo Overlook is open sunrise to sunset. 

All land at Galisteo Dam is owned by the Kewa Pueblo. Trespassers outside the developed area at the overlook are subject to pueblo law.

For further information contact the Cochiti Lake Project Office at 505.465.0307