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Heron Lake State Park
Heron Lake State Park Trees at dusk © Matthew Nagy
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HERON LAKE STATE PARK
HERON LAKE STATE PARK
640 State Road 95
Los Ojos, New Mexico   87511

Phone: 575-588-7470
Reservations: 877-664-7787
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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.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trail, miles5
 Picnickingyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimitiveyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Meeting Rooms
Meeting rooms coming soon
Camping
Several scenic campgrounds line the shore of this scenic lake-primitive and full developed campsites are available for every taste.



Trails
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
May 30 Beautiful lake--still beautiful? by Terry
Love Heron Lake--used to visit and swim each summer. Wondering if drought has caused lake to dry up, June 1, 2018? How much mud do we have to wade through to get to the water?
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.

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Directions
Heron Lake State Park is 11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla via US highways 64 and 84 and NM 95.

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