Cochiti Lake has opened for day use recreation.
The lake is open for day use recreation including fishing, boating, picnicking and hiking. The Cochiti boat ramp is open. Cochiti Lake is still a no-wake lake. The campgrounds remain closed at this time.
The Tetilla Peak entrance and recreation area are closed. Entrance to the lake is only on the Cochiti side.
There are new procedures to enter the lake:
Visitors to the lake will need to make a reservation by purchasing a ticket at least 24 hours in advance through www.recreation.gov.
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.
Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring their own personal floatation devices and lifejackets as the Loaner Life Jacket program is not in operation at this time.
The USACE-Albuquerque District reminds the public that Cochiti Lake is a no-alcohol facility.
State and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 (such as social distancing, the use of face masks, and group-size limitations) apply while visiting USACE-managed recreation areas.
The main office is open for phone calls, but closed to public walk-ins.
Contact the Cochiti Lake Main Office at (505) 465-0307 with additional questions.