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El Vado Lake State Park

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
+1 505-588-7247
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A beautiful drive

I didn't really visit El Vado, but the drive from Los Ojos is lovely, though it is unpaved part of... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
TripEvalu8
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Beautiful area, good fishing.

We stayed in a cabin above north el vado lake, so we fished the north end and the peninsula and we... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
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1,730 acres located in New Mexico's northern mountains, this park region offers plenty of outdoor recreation such as fishing, boating, winter cross-country skiing, hiking and camping.
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19 Aug 2017
“A beautiful drive”
20 Jul 2017
“Beautiful area, good fishing.”
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Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

I didn't really visit El Vado, but the drive from Los Ojos is lovely, though it is unpaved part of the way. The condition of the road across the dam isn't great, and the turn at the end looks a bit alarming, but is okay....More

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stayed in a cabin above north el vado lake, so we fished the north end and the peninsula and we had fun. We caugh quite a few bass, perch, a descent trout and a carp. We were there and caught a few every day....More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I looked at the map of Pinion Beach and assumed it was surrounded by water as the map illustrates. It wasn't...seemed the only way to get to water was to use a boat ramp in the distance but that's only for boats. Not sure how/where...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days! It was a little windy but all the campgrounds that are up on a mesa seem to be that way. Had electric and water. Good place to walk our dogs. Hot showers. Great place to stay as we travel...More

2  Thank Sharon H
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

OK, we aren't fishermen so the water level wasn't an issue for us. We snagged a spot so close to the water we could hear it. Heard an elk the first couple of nights... dreamy. The bath house is cleaner than the one up the...More

1  Thank Valerie H
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

We really enjoyed the road around El Vado Lake. Scenery was beautiful as was seeing birds & other wildlife. Definitely need a 4wd vehicle. Road signs/directions were lacking but we used a compass and topographical map.

Thank dem711
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

we made reservations based on current information from the Rangers at the lake. We were told the water level was better than the past 2 years. We stayed May 23 thru May 31. The lake was 50-75 feet low, we were able to get the...More

4  Thank Billy R
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I would guess the lake is at 1-5% of what it used to be. There's hardly anything there now! We were going to camp there but everything is run down, and elected to keep driving instead.

2  Thank Paul G
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