Sumner Lake State Park

Sumner Lake State Park


Location:10 miles northwest of Fort Sumner via US 84, then west for 6 miles on NM 203.
Facilities:50 developed campsites (18 with electric hookups), restrooms (é), showers, picnic areas (é), group shelter, trails, 3 boat ramps, boat docks, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, swimming, boating, fishing, water-skiing, jet skiing, hiking, mountain biking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:In addition to the recreation activities available at the park, it also serves as a base for exploring 19th century history at nearby attractions. These include the Bosque Redondo Memorial and Fort Sumner State Monument, a Civil War era outpost that was the destination of the historical "Long Walk." Nearby also is the gravesite of the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid.
Address:HC 64, Box 125
Fort Sumner, NM 88119

Phone:505-355-2541
Fax:505-355-2542
Web: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/SumnerLake.htm
Size: 6,700 acres land; 4,500 acres water. Elevation: 4,300 feet.

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