Heron Lake State Park is a scenic lake area that is ideal for kayaking, sailing and windsurfing, as well as fishing for record-size trout. It is managed by the New Mexico State Parks.
Heron Lake State Park
640 State Road 95
Los Ojos, NM 87551
(877) 664-7787 (for reservations)
Boating (no gas powered boats, no wake speeds), canoeing, sailing, camping, fishing, trails for hiking and mountain biking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, water and winter recreation.
Heron Lake has both primitive and developed campgrounds, restrooms with water, showers and toilet vaults, RV dump station, marina, and boat facilities.
Campsites are scattered along the southern side of the lake in eight developed campgrounds with 250 developed camp sites. Some 54 sites have electricity and each campground has water. RV dump station is available at Willow Creek and Blanco campgrounds.
• Sailing Club Marina with boat ramp and dock
• Boat ramp at La Laja campground
• No lake use fees required.
• Fees for campground use.
• A valid New Mexico fishing license is required.
Coldwater fishery: rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, carp, and kokanee salmon. Ice fishing depending on conditions.
New Mexico Game and Fish
Sailing (mast tip up facility on site), paddle sports, windsurfing, boating (No Wake Motorboating Only), fishing, and swimming.
Depending upon snow availability, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing is common along the trails.