Cochiti Lake is scheduled to reopen for day use beginning Jan. 4, 2021.
The lake will be open for day use recreation including fishing, boating, picnicking and hiking. The Cochiti boat ramp will be open. Cochiti Lake is still a no-wake lake. The campgrounds remain closed at this time. The Tetilla Peak recreation area is closed for the season.
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. The website will be open to make reservations on Dec. 23, 2020, for dates starting Jan. 4, 2021.
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 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.