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Sandia Lakes Recreation Area, Bernalillo

#49 of 52 in Wildlife in New Mexico
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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  • Always clean and the staff is generally friendly. A gorgeous view if you stay on the westside of the lakes. It will get packed on a weekend so be prepared if you go after 8 am to deal with lots of people. We were also saddened to find a duck with a hook in its beak.
  • Want to fish? Take a peaceful walk or jog? Join in events such as the Water Lantern Festival? Go to Sandia Lakes Recreation Area then! Aptly named, this place affords its visitors a breathtaking view of the Sandia Mountains, and there are three lakes in which one can enjoy. Another plus? Indoor bathrooms placed throughout the park! There are several covered seating areas as well (perfect for a picnic, a first date, time with family, or an outdoor venue to use as an exercise start or stopping point), and PLENTY of parking. I recommend this place to New Mexico natives and visitors to the state as well.

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