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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  • Fenton Lake (Map #10)

    Fenton Lake recreation area is managed by the New Mexico State Parks. Dam operations are by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
    Fenton Lake
    455 Fenton Lake Road
    Jemez Springs, NM 87025
    (575) 829-3630
    (877) 664-7787 (for reservations)


    Hiking Horseback Riding
    Water Recreation Winter Recreation
    Boating (no gas powered boats), canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, various water and some winter recreation.


    Camping Boat Ramp
    Restrooms RV dump
    Electric Hookup Water
    Fenton Lake has camp sites, restrooms with toilet vaults, RV dump station, and a boat ramp.

    Six loop campground sites with 30 developed campsites, five which have water and electric hookup. Restrooms are vault toilets. RV dump station also available.


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


    Rainbow, brown and Rio Grande cutthroat trout, and chub sucker.

    Fishing License

    New Mexico Game and Fish
    (505) 222-4700

    Water Recreation

    Canoeing Kayaking
    Canoeing, row boating, kayaking, small boats Class A (16' and under) with electric trolling motors only. No swimming.

    Winter Recreation

    Cross-Country Skiing Snowshoeing
    Depending upon snow availability, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is common along the trails. However, ice fishing is not allowed.