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Northeast Region
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Clayton Lake State Park
Clayton Lake State Park
CLAYTON LAKE STATE PARK
CLAYTON LAKE STATE PARK
141 Clayton Lake Rd.
Clayton, New Mexico   88415

Phone: 505-374-8808
Reservations: 877-664-7787
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Set among rolling grasslands, Clayton Lake State Park offers excellent trout, catfish and bass fishing. Walk a half-mile to the lake's spillway and see the internationally significant dinosaur trackway, containing more than 500 footprints dating back more than 100 million years.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Events
May 13
Star Party
Public star party at our observatory.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Charles Jordan 575-374-8808

June 13 - June 14
Annual Trout Derby
The annual trout derby includes cash prizes for largest children's and adult's trout, other prizes for bass, walleye and channel cat, plus many other door prizes. Also, hot dog eating contests, children's sand digs, and horseshoe pitching tourney.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Charles Jordan 575-374-8808

June 17
Star Party
Public star party at our observatory.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Charles Jordan 575-374-8808

July 15
Star Party
Public star party at our observatory.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Charles Jordan 575-374-8808

August 12
Star Party
See the Persied Meteor Shower at our observatory.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Charles Jordan 575-374-8808

September 5 - September 6
Clayton Lake Star Party
All day event, including Solar Viewing, Solar System Hike, Free hotdogs for the 1st 100 attendees, Hands-On Family Activities, Intro to Cellphone Astronomy Apps and Night Sky Viewing.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Pat Walsh 575-445-5607

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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 8 very clean park by Mechell Sander
we took our granddaughter here in May 2010, to see the dinosaur tracks, it was awesome and very clean accomodations, very helpful park rangers, had a great time and I would recomment it for a family vacation place.
October 17 An Unexpected Treasure by JB Spring, Michigan
Quiet, peaceful, lots of birds and other wildlife and the unexpected bonus of dinosaur tracks!
July 23 this is a great lake and park by bkp
can catch any kind of fish here great place to spend a weekend love it !!!!!!!!!!
May 7 cute small lake - great dinosaur tracks by Tom Stockman, Colorado Springs
This is a charming little lake in trees, hills, and rocks. The dinosaur tracks are truly outstanding, as is the history of their discovery.


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Directions
Clayton Lake State Park is 12 miles north of Clayton via NM 370.

USA Parks
USA Parks
New Mexico
New Mexico
Northeast Region
Northeast Region
Clayton Lake State Park
Clayton Lake State Park