Bluewater Lake State Park - New Mexico

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Park Overview

Rolling hills studded with pinon and juniper trees encircle the lake, which is stocked with trout and catfish. Bluewater Lake State Park is popular for boating and year-round fishing.


The park is host to many of nature's feathered friends.

Birdwatching, whether by the expert or novice, is a must at the lake with at least 68 different species of birds calling the park home or a savory resting spot.


Bluewater Lake and Bluewater Creek are stocked with rainbow trout, native or cutthroat trout, and catfish, with trout weighing up to 9 pounds having been caught in the lake. Numerous good fishing areas are easily reached by car. The park also is a popular spot for ice fishing in the winter months.


Bluewater Lake is situated on the north flank of the Zuni Mountains in the Las Tusas Basin. The reservoir is located in a valley carved in shale and limestone. The latter of which contains snail and brachiopod fossils.


Bluewater Lake State Park is 28 miles west of Grants via I-40 and NM 412.

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