Santa Rosa Lake State Park


Tent camping at Santa Rosa Lake State Park
Tent camping at Santa Rosa Lake State Park
Boating on Santa Rosa Lake

Santa Rosa Lake State Park is the result of a dam on the Pecos River in east-central New Mexico. Santa Rosa Lake State Park contains about 500 acres while the lake itself has 3,800 acres of surface. Fishermen come to Santa Rosa Lake for the walleye, bass and catfish. Scuba divers come to the area because of the number of sinkhole lakes that are excellent for diving instruction purposes (the famous "Blue Hole" is about ten miles from Santa Rosa Lake State Park).

Santa Rosa Lake State Park offers visitors a visitor center, group picnic shelter and 76 developed campsites (25 of which offer electric hookups, 8 of which are classed as "primitive"). The camping areas have central restrooms and showers while the park has a central RV dump station. In addition to the excellent fishing, Santa Rosa Lake State park offers activities like boating, sailing, picnicking, hiking, wildlife watching and water skiing.

The entry gate at Santa Rosa Lake State Park is open 24 hours a day, every day. To get there: go seven miles north of Santa Rosa on New Mexico Highway 91.

Along the shore of Santa Rosa Lake
Along the shoreline of Santa Rosa Lake
Upper photo courtesy of Janice Krish, New Mexico State Parks
Other photos courtesy of New Mexico State Parks
 


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