4. Lake Farmington

Lake Farmington covers 215 acres and is managed by the City of Farmington. It is popular for family friendly outdoor adventures and is open year-round for fishing and seasonally to electric and non-motorized watercraft.
Lake Farmington
Lake Farmington near 'The Beach' at sunset.
The area features trails for mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife watching.

Access fee starting April 15, 2017. Additional fees required for boating; no fuel powered watercraft and all craft must be inspected.

Fishing is permitted year round. Lake species include rainbow trout, largemouth bass, catfish and even pike.

Fishing License
New Mexico Game and Fish
(505) 222-4700
  • ➠ www.wildlife.state.nm.us

  • Water Recreation
    A section of the lake, The Beach, is open for swimming. Lifeguards and water play equipment onsite. Entrance to The Beach is free. Hours are 7 days a week from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. May - August. Weekends only August - September. The lake has recently opened to electric and non-motorized boating. Watercraft passes are available at the lake after boat inspection. Kayaks available for rent.

    Allowed All pets must be on a leash.
    Allowed Swimming and wading only in designated areas and times.
    Not Allowed No alcoholic beverages.
    Not Allowed No hunting or discharging of firearms.
    Not Allowed No camping.
    Not Allowed No campfires.
    Not Allowed No wood gathering.
    Not Allowed No dumping.
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