Prior to fishing at these lakes, make sure that you have the appropriate licenses and are familiar with the governing agency's fishing regulations for that particular lake.

New Mexico Regulations

New Mexico Game and Fish
New Mexico Game and Fish
(505) 222-4700
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  • Bluewater Lake (Map #12)

    Operated and managed by New Mexico State Parks, Bluewater Lake is about 28 miles west of Grants and is set in a pinon-juniper landscape with views towards the Zuni Mountains.
    Bluewater State Park
    30 Bluewater State Park Road
    Prewitt, NM 87045
    (505) 876-2391
    (877) 664-7787 (for reservations)
    ➠ Directions (Google Map)


    Boating Hiking
    Horseback Riding Wildlife
    Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, wildlife/bird watching, and various water recreation.


    Visitor Center Restrooms
    RV dump Showers
    Bluewater Lake has a visitor center, standard/primitive and group campground sites, restrooms with water/showers/vault toilets, boating facilities, and a RV dump station.

    Camping Restrooms
    Electric Hookup Water Hookup

    Bluewater Campground consists of 149 developed campsites with restrooms that have showers, water, and vault toilets. Electric hookups and RV Dump station also available.

    Boat Ramps
    Boat Ramp

    • One concrete ramp west of the park office.
    • One concrete ramp at the Stoneridge Recreation Area.
    • One beach ramp at Las Tusas Recreation Area.


    • No lake use fees required.
    • Fees for campground use.
    • A valid New Mexico fishing license is required.


    This lake is well stocked with rainbow trout, tiger muskie, and channel catfish by New Mexico Game and Fish. Smallmouth bass is also present.

    Fishing License

    New Mexico Game and Fish
    (505) 222-4700

    Water Recreation

    Boating Swimming
    Water Skiing Jet Skiing
    Sailing Wind Surfing
    Kayaking Canoeing
    The lake is open to all types of water sports, including boating, swimming, waterskiing, personal watercraft, sailing, kayaking, and fishing.