What to do in Fenton Lake State Park

A popular year-round retreat surrounded by beautiful ponderosa pine forests, Fenton Lake State Park features a cross-country ski and biathlon trail and wheelchair accessible fishing platforms.

The park sits at an elevation of 7,900 feet and covers 700 acres of land in addition to the lake. Facilities include a group shelter, 40 developed campsites (some with hookups), restrooms, and a playground.

Prior to becoming a state park, Fenton Lake was purchased by State Game and Fish as a resting and nesting area for migratory waterfowl, and a refuge for other wildlife. Now more of a fishing haven than a duck drop, waterfowl, turkey, deer, muskrat, elk and bobcat can still be observed.

Recreation opportunities include camping, picnicking, fishing, ice fishing, hand powered boating, wildlife viewing, and cross country skiing. Area trails offer hiking.

Fenton Lake is located in the north western region of the state, west of Los Alamos, on Highway 126.

Annual precipitation is 18.39 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 54 to highs around 78. Winter temps range from lows of 20 degrees to highs around 41.

455 Fenton Lake
Jemez Springs, NM 87025

Phone: 505-829-3630

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