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Navajo Lake State Park

1448 Highway 511 Unit 1, Navajo Dam, NM 87419-9713
+1 505-632-8734
Review Highlights
Good fishing and decent campsites

Stayed a week at the Rosa campground. Quick, easy access to the lake from most sites. Not many... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Jackson, Wyoming
via mobile
Beautiful lake

We went to try and fish in the lake but it's mainly geared for boat fishing. We couldn't find... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“fly fish” (3 reviews)
“large lake” (2 reviews)
1448 Highway 511 Unit 1, Navajo Dam, NM 87419-9713
+1 505-632-8734
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed a week at the Rosa campground. Quick, easy access to the lake from most sites. Not many mature trees near the campsites makes shade tough, especially with the persistent wind. Caught catfish and pike from the shore and boat. Will go back.

Thank orngjuce
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went to try and fish in the lake but it's mainly geared for boat fishing. We couldn't find anywhere to fish on shore. The views were simply amazing though.

1  Thank dmbmonkey311
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Big campsites by the river. Great place to get unhooked and enjoy nature. Most people were fly fishing. We visited the sites in a 3 hour radius. Aztec Village is close by for shopping and restaurants. Early April's weather was from snow to 70 degrees....More

1  Thank Kay Y
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The views are beautiful and our first day was very pleasant. Shoreline was pretty. The second night was very noisy until quite late, maybe midnight. No one seemed to do anything about it. The bathroom in the lowest campground is out of service for maintenance...More

1  Thank SubmitReviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I would come back here again and again if I lived closer. The campsites are the best, and have incredible views of the lake. We were caught in a downpour for a few hours, but after the rain was done it was gorgeous out. Park...More

1  Thank hotelmagellaninn
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A well kept park with two major campsites. RV friendly dump sites. Electric and water as well as covered picnic tables. The staff are friendly and hard working.

2  Thank GREGORY S
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed by the beautiful views of the San Juan river and beautiful Navajo lake. I stay in campgrounds to save money and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors while traveling. The pine campground above the Navajo Dam marina has great views of the...More

Thank 411troyb
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Beautiful piece of ground on the coolest trout river ever. Cottonwoods are turning yellow and the fishing is over the top

Thank androsmama
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of New Mexico's best State Parks even though we only saw one park employee the entire time we were there, the park is nice clean and quite at least in the areas that we were in. Caught several species of fish in...More

1  Thank mountains74
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We drove out from Albuquerque, New Mexico to take a look at the lake and the Cottonwood Campground. We drove through the campground first. Although you have a few trees, the campground was crowded( and this was a slow day according to the woman who...More

2  Thank Stephanie W
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Jim C
is there cell phone reception.
17 September 2016|
Response from mountains74 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on Carrier and it's spotty
Jim C
Is there cell phone reception a the park.
17 September 2016|
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Response from Leslie N | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Cottonwood, have ATT, had 1-2 bars at the river where we fished. I heard other carriers are better.
I have never fished this lake before...we are staying in a cabin on the Colorado side. I'd like to know how to fish this lake from the shore as I have no boat...what do I need to know about the fishing?
18 August 2015|
Response from Vivian F | Reviewed this property |
We did not fish. We only rode by the lake once in a thunderstorm and there were no people fishing.