US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District Website

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District Lake Statuses - as of Oct. 26, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District is taking proactive measures at our lake offices across the region amid health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public safety is our top priority and we are being proactive to reduce risk to guests, volunteers, and lake personnel.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience in helping us prioritize public safety during this time.

See the current operating statuses for USACE-Albuquerque District lakes below. This page will be updated with any further changes to operating statuses as they occur.

Abiquiu Lake

The boat ramp at Abiquiu Lake is open and 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.

Other day-use recreation areas open include the Cerrito Day Use Area; the Overlook Day Use Area, including picnic areas; and the downstream Rio Chama Day Use Area.

 

Due to low water levels, the swim beach area is not designated. However, the beach is open for swimming.

 

The campground closed for the season on Oct. 15. 

 

The main office/visitor center is open for phone calls, but is closed for public walk-ins at this time.

 

Contact the Abiquiu Lake Main Office at (505) 685-4371 with additional questions.

Cochiti Lake

Cochiti Lake is closed to all recreation until further notice. The visitor center, campgrounds, day-use areas, swim areas, fishing areas, boat ramp, and walking trails are closed to the public. 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.

Conchas Lake

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.

Santa Rosa Lake

USACE-managed day use recreation areas that reopened May 30, 2020, include the Overlook Day Use area, hiking trails, and picnic areas. The main office and visitor center are open for phone calls, but closed for public walk-ins.

 

The Santa Rosa Lake State Park boat ramp is closed, effective immediately, due to low water levels. However, the lake remains open to recreation activities including shoreline fishing, canoeing, kayaking and other paddle craft use.

 

New Mexico State Parks operates the Loaner Life Jacket program at Santa Rosa Lake.

 

For information on NMSP-managed recreation areas, go to: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/

 

Contact the Santa Rosa Project Office at (575) 472-3115 with additional questions.

John Martin Reservoir

USACE-managed day use recreation areas are currently open and include the Disc Golf Course and the Petroglyphs.

The USACE main office and visitor center are currently closed to the public.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife campgrounds began to reopen May 14, 2020, launching a phased reopening that will occur across the park system in coordination with park managers and local officials. For information on CPW-managed recreation areas, go to:

https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/COVID-19-Response.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3Mx-TryPAHo6GwPvuAyo30k5PJFnRZw7g8EzLz-_diZtneVv0TkhLJTFQ

 

Rangers will be on site, however, staffing levels are reduced. Please do your part to help prioritize safety when operating boats and hiking.

 

Contact the John Martin Reservoir Main Office at (719) 336-3476 with additional questions.

Trinidad Lake

The USACE project office/visitor center is closed to public walk-in traffic until further notice. Phone calls will still be answered Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife campgrounds have begun to reopen, May 14, launching a phased reopening that will occur across the park system in coordination with park managers and local officials.  For information on CPW-managed recreation areas, go to: https://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/COVID-19-Response.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3Mx-TryPAHo6GwPvuAyo30k5PJFnRZw7g8EzLz-_diZtneVv0TkhLJTFQ

Contact the USACE Trinidad Lake Main Office at (719) 846-6951 with additional questions.