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Abiqui Lake, Abiquiu

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Abiquiu Lake is a reservoir located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Water of the Rio Chama is impounded by the earth-filled Abiquiu Dam, 1,800 feet (550 m) long and 340 feet (104 m) high, completed in 1963 and raised in 1986. The 5,200-acre (21 km2) lake is over 12 miles (20 km) long, and lies at elevations of 6,100–6,220 feet (1,859–1,896 m).
The shoreline area near the dam is a recreation area managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). Available activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating, and fishing.

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  • I stopped here on my road trip day between Santa Fe and Pagosa Springs. This reservoir is operated by the federal government. For me, this was a good relaxation point. In normal times the lake would.....  more »
  • If you are going to visit northern NM then this for me is a must see along the way from Plaza Blanca and toward Ghost Ranch. We went on Christmas Day and there was no one else there. We enjoyed...  more »
  • Place is so mesmerizing. Lot of picnic spots. Can be enjoyed with family or friends. Do wait for the sunset!
  • The water is so low now, but this is a very fun and beautiful lake!!

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