US Army Corps of Engineers
Albuquerque District Website

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Albuquerque District Lake Statuses - as of April 14, 2021

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. Please note that 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.

This page will be updated with any further changes to operating statuses as they occur.

Abiquiu Lake

The day-use recreation areas have reopened, including the boat ramp; the Cerrito Day Use Area; the Overlook Day Use Area, including picnic areas; and the downstream Rio Chama Day Use Area.

The campground is currently closed.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

Cochiti Lake

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.

Conchas Lake

The USACE-managed recreation day-use areas at Conchas Lake are now open. This includes 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 visitor center is closed until further notice. The main office is open for phone calls, but closed to public walk-in. 

 

The USACE-managed campgrounds have closed for the winter.

 

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.

 

Contact the Conchas Lake Main Office at (575) 868-2221 with additional questions.

Santa Rosa Lake

The USACE-managed day-use recreation areas at Santa Rosa Lake, including the Overlook Day Use area, hiking trails, and picnic areas, have reopened; however the equestrian trail remains closed.

 

The main office and visitor center are open for phone calls, but closed for public walk-ins.

 

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.

 

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 have reopened. For information on CPW-managed recreation areas, click here.

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

 

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 reopened. For information on CPW-managed recreation areas, click here.  

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