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Heron Lake State Park

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Simply breathtaking views await at Heron Lake State Park. The reservoir is designated a “quiet lake” with no-wake boating, creating a serene spot for swimming, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, windsurfing, and standup paddle-boarding. Explore the cliff walls, home to thousands of swallows, and hike or bike the trails watching for herons, mule deer, and bald eagles. In winter, trails are open for cross-country skiing. There is a 5.5-mile trail that connects to El Vado Lake State Park. At El Vado Lake State Park, boat speeds are not restricted and you’ll find great fishing and water-skiing, as well as a playground and equestrian trails. Both parks offer tent and RV campsites. All New Mexico State Parks charge a day use fee.

Los Ojos, NM
(575) 588-7470


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