USACE-managed day use recreation areas currently open include the South Recreation Area, which contains the boat ramp and picnic areas; the Juniper Day Use Area, and the Captain Kramer Day Use Area.
The Loaner Life Jacket program is now back in operation.
The boat ramp is open for motorized traffic. There is a $5 boat launch fee. (Click here for more information.) All New Mexico State rules related to Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) will be adhered to, and staff will be monitoring for compliance.
As of Aug. 7, 2020, the New Mexico State Parks' boat ramp is open on weekends (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) from 7 am to 5 pm. However, please confirm with NMSP as this may change. The USACE boat ramp (south boat ramp) is currently open 24/7.
The visitor center is closed until further notice. The main office is open for phone calls, but closed to public walk-in. Walking trails are open for normal use.
While the USACE campgrounds are closed for the winter, camping is still open at NM State Parks campgrounds by reservation only. Please contact NM State Parks for further information on camping at Conchas Lake.
A ranger will be on site, however, staffing levels are reduced. Please do your part to help prioritize safety when operating boats and hiking, as our capacity to respond to emergencies and accidents is limited.
Contact the Conchas Lake Main Office at (575) 868-2221 with additional questions.