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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  • Cochiti Lake (Map #11)

    The Cochiti Lake provides for flood control, recreation, and wildlife habitation. It lies within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Indian Reservation. The recreation area includes two public areas: Cochiti on the west side of the lake and Tetilla Peak on the east side.
    Cochiti Area
    82 Dam Crest Rd
    Pena Blanca NM 87041
    (505) 465-2557
    ➠ Directions (Google Map)


    Sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, and fishing. There is a swim beach and playground.


    Visitor Center RV Dump Station Restrooms
    Facilities include a visitor center, campgrounds and campsites, many with water and electric hookups, RV Dump station, boat ramp, restrooms with vault toilets.

    Electric Hookup Water Hookup
    The campground consists of four loops. Juniper Loop campsites have electric hookups and some have water. Elk Run and Ringtail Loops are non-electric and have community water spigots. All sites in Buffalo Grove Loop have water and electric hookups.

    Boat Ramp
    Boat ramp
    The boat ramp has four concrete lanes for loading and unloading.


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


    This lake is well stocked with bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, sunfish and trout.

    Fishing License

    New Mexico Game and Fish
    (505) 222-4700

    Water Recreation

    Sailing Wind Surfing
    Kayaking Canoeing
    The lake is a no wake lake open to non-motorized boating, sailing, wind surfing, kayaking and swimming.