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Northeast Region
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Sumner Lake State Park
Sumner Lake State Park
SUMNER LAKE STATE PARK
SUMNER LAKE STATE PARK
HC 64, Box 125
Fort Sumner, New Mexico   88119

Phone: 575-355-2541
Reservations: 877-664-7787
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Sumner Lake State Park offers fishing for a variety of species, including bass, crappie, channel catfish and the most abundant species--walleye. The lake is a winter haven for migrating waterfowl.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Events
June 27
Coffee with a Ranger
Come out to Sumner Lake State Park and enjoy a cup of coffee with a Park Ranger. Learn about the lake and surrounding area while enjoying our interactive displays in the visitor center.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

July 18
Youth Daze
Come join us at Sumner Lake State Park, bring the kids and have a day full of fun with water games and relays on both water and land. There will also be an interpretive program by NM Department of Game and Fish with their Poach Coach. After the games there will be a cookout with hot dogs as well. Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and enjoy the day. All park fees apply.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

July 18
Poach Coach
Come out and see up close some of the animals that live in NM. Some of the mounts that will be on display were taken illegally. Learn about poaching cases in NM and the surrounding area. Location will be at the Lower group shelter. All park fees apply.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

July 25
Coffee with a Ranger
Come out to Sumner Lake State Park and enjoy a cup of coffee with a Park Ranger. Learn about the lake and surrounding area while enjoying our interactive displays in the visitor center.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 16 Great park by Ferguson Family
I would like to commend the park Rangers at Fort Sumner Lake. They were willing to answer questions, friendly and professional officers. I have seen Rangers that seem to not really want to talk to the public. These guys even come around the next morning and hauled off our trash when we were packing up. Professional officers. Thanks guys for being great officers. Stay safe!
February 17 Will be back for summer catfish by Glynn
Great time. Park Ranger, Paul, really made the stay enjoyable. Enjoyed the turkey and deer.
August 26 Greatest place to live by Original ft.sumner girl 93
I loved Fort Sumner used to live there for 10 years i loved growing up there
June 20 love it by laseone
best lake i been to and that isnt to far from where i live. u got the river on one side and the lake on the other. family fun :-)
December 23 So Nice .... by Joel Mc
on a scenic drive we stopped by for a night and fell in love with the park,lake and the area, never made it to Ft.Sumner to see what the town was like but I have since wanted to go back and I always ck the weather there as I live and work here in WA state and watch the moss grow. I do hope to return ... someone invite me please !
November 11 Above the Dam by KC & Katrina West
Wonderful campsite, primative or electric & water. The mule deer came right up to our RV door, the night sky is beautiful and the lake down below looks colorful & relaxing. We will return
May 11 Our Favorite park by Debbie fahr
We just love coming here. The lake is wonderful and the facilities are the cleanest we have every seen. We come back every summer
November 5 A nice quite place to camp by Dave
we really enjoyed the wildlife. we had 28 deer stay in our camp site. It was very cold 2 nights and the deer slept under our camper to keep warn. We loved the view across the lake, we will return.


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Directions
To get to Sumner Lake State Park from Fort Sumner, take US 84 northwest ten miles, and then head west on NM 203 for six miles

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