State: New Mexico
Address 1: P.O. Box 367
Phone: (575) 588-7247
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 80
Full Hook: Yes
Located in New Mexico’s northern mountains, El Vado Lake State Park offers fishing, boating, water-skiing, and winter cross-country skiing.
Quiet coves around the lake are great places to catch trout and kokanee salmon, or just get away from it all. A five and one half mile scenic trail along the Rio Chama connects El Vado with nearby Heron Lake.
The lake and surrounding area are a major wintering ground for bald eagles and other birds such as red-tail hawks, water ouzels, and ospreys.
El Vado Lake State Park is 17 miles southwest of Tierra Amarilla via NM 112.