El Vado Lake State Park

El Vado Lake State Park


Location:17 miles southwest of Tierra Amarilla via NM 112.
Facilities:80 developed campsites (19 with electric hookups), restrooms (é), showers, picnic areas/shelters (é), group shelter, playground, hiking trails, 2 boat ramps, 2 courtesy docks, visitor center.
Activities:Camping, boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, jet skiing, hiking, winter sports.
Special Features:A 5.5-mile scenic trail along the Rio Chama connects El Vado with nearby Heron Lake. The lake and surrounding area serve as a major wintering ground for bald eagles and other birds such as red-tail hawks, water ouzels, and ospreys.
Address:PO Box 367
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575

Phone:505-588-7247
Web: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/elvado.htm
Size: 1,730 acres land; 3,200 acres water. Elevation: 6,900 feet.

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