El Vado Lake State Park - New Mexico

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Park Overview

Located in New Mexico's northern mountains, El Vado Lake State Park offers fishing, boating, water-skiing, and winter cross-country skiing.

Eagles in Winter

The lake and surrounding area are a major wintering ground for bald eagles and other birds such as red-tail hawks, water ouzels, and ospreys.

El Vado Townsite

In the early 1900s, before the lake was constructed, the town of El Vado was a noisy, bustling railroad and lumber center and the largest town in the county.

Getting There

El Vado Lake State Park is 17 miles southwest of Tierra Amarilla via NM 112.


P.O.Box 367, T.A., NM 87575


January 38/09 - April 56/24 - July 78/43 - October 61/23

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