What to do in Navajo Lake State Park

Park amenities include a visitor center, group shelter, marina, playground, restrooms, and showers. Camping facilities include 251 developed sites, many with electric hookup. The park is comprised of 21,00 acres of land and 15,590 acres of lake surface. It is seated at an elevation of 6,100 feet.

Explore some of the many side canyon primitive areas. Evidence of some of the earliest known villages in the Southwest are found in the area. The varied terrain and vegetation attracts all kinds of creatures. Watch for sun-basking lizards in summer and soaring bald eagles in winter.

Three separate recreation areas comprise Navajo Lake State Park. Pine River, the most developed area along the lake, includes a visitor center with interpretive exhibits. Sims Mesa is across the lake, accessible by NM 527. The San Juan River area below the dam is world renowned for excellent trout fishing and includes wheelchair-accessible fishing facilities.

Fishing, sailing, waterskiing, and scuba diving are all available on the lake. Other recreation opportunities include hiking on the area trails, hunting, and camping at one of the park's 251 sites.

Navajo Lake State Park is located in the north western region of the state just northeast of the junction of Highways 64 & 44.

Annual precipitation is 8.52 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 57 to highs around 88. Winter temps range from lows of 27 degrees to highs around 66.

1448 NM 511 #1
Navajo Dam, NM 87419

Phone: 505-632-2278

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