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Northwestern New Mexico Sights

Navajo Lake State Park

  • 1448 NM 511 Map It
  • Navajo Dam
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


1448 NM 511, off NM 173 or U.S. 64, Navajo Dam, New Mexico, 87419, United States

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505-632–2278; 888-667–2757


Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle.


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