Northwestern New Mexico Sights


Navajo Lake State Park

Navajo Lake State Park Review

Created in 1962 when the dam was built, the eponymous lake at Navajo Lake State Park is a popular boating and fishing spot; you can rent boats at two marinas. Short trails lead to the lakeshore, and the 3½-mi-long cottonwood-shaded San Juan River Trail parallels the river down below the dam. Driving the narrow road across the top of the dam, with no guardrails, is a slightly hair-raising, memorable experience. A fishing permit is required.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1448 NM 511, off NM 173 or U.S. 64 Navajo Dam, 87419 | Map It
  • Phone: 505/632–2278; 888/667–2757
  • Cost: $5 per vehicle.
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  • Location: Navajo Dam

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