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).To visit Abiqui Lake and get the most from your holiday in Abiquiu, create itinerary details personal to you using our Abiquiu trip builder tool.
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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