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Heron Lake State Park 'Trees at dusk' © Matthew Nagy
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USA Parks
New Mexico
North Central Region
Heron Lake State Park
P.O. Box 159
Los Ojos, New Mexico   87511

Phone: 575-588-7470
Reservations: 877-664-7787
Heron Lake State Park
'Trees at dusk'


A picturesque lake set among tall pines, Heron Lake State Park has been designated a "quiet lake" where boats operate at no-wake speeds only. This park is known for its excellent sailing, fishing, cross-country skiing, and hiking.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
Several scenic campgrounds line the shore of this scenic lake--primitive and full developed campsites are available for every taste.

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Access the hiking and fishing trail along the gorgeous Rio Chama from the dramatic caprock stairway near Heron Dam. The 5.5 mile trail which crosses the river by suspension bridge, affords panoramic views and an adventurous route to neighboring El Vado Lake.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 15 Great park even with the generators by Jimbo
Great park. Generators did not bother us, I use one, hot is this part of the country. Would rather listen to a generator than a mother screaming at her kids because they are all hot.
July 11 Regulate generator use
The Park Superintendent told me that he is sympathetic to complaints about generators, but that rules & regs about generators are controlled by the state legislature. If you will write a letter to him about your concerns, he can use this as additional support when the Parks Dept goes to the legislature to request a change in the rules & regs. I suggest you be specific about details, such as dates of visits, number of generators, whether they shut them down at 10:00 as required, how it negatively impacted your stay.
June 14 Our Favorite camping spot!
Blanco camping spot are the best!
December 5 great experience by mott
August 19 Best camp site!!!! by Zamorano Family
We are from California and have been to a few camp sites in New Mexico. This was the best one ever. It is very clean even our 2 year old Dashhound loved it. We loved that it has showers. The lake was nice and we loved that there is a few stores close by. We plan on going back and recommend this site to everybody!!
July 13 Good Memries
Me N Mah Family Been Coming To Heron For Years We Love Out Here We Get Along No Fighting I Love It
January 20 I love the place by Ken
I usually am out in the unimproved areas because I love it and I dont have to hear the generator noise. I do agree they need to be banned and I hope that will happen in the future. I do also wish the state would have more rangers around because it can get a little unruly in the campgrounds and theres no rio arriba sheriffs in sight.
August 4 Great lake, but why using genrators? by TT
I do not know why people use a generator in campgrounds. This is so nosy and rude. Do they need to power a TV? Generators should be prohibited at Heron lake.
July 7 Living Life to the Fullest.....:-) by N8
For the past 2 years we have camped at Lake Heron for a week. We have made is a two family tradition. Camp grounds are well kept and the lake is awesome.
June 20 Wonderful place to experience nature by g besley
We camp at the Heron Lake State Park several times a year. We canoe, fish, hike and bike. Clean camp grounds, nice people, fun place to camp.
May 13 best lake ever! by nikki
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Heron Lake State Park is 11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla via US highways 64 and 84 and NM 95.

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