Navajo Lake

Navajo Lake is a reservoir located in San Juan and Rio Arriba counties in northwestern New Mexico, with portions extending into Archuleta County in southern Colorado . It’s the second-largest lake in New Mexico, boasting an impressive 14,500 acres of surface area and a shoreline that stretches for 150 miles.

Books about Navajo Lake:

Navajo Lake Safety Book: The Essential Lake Safety Guide For Children

Navajo Lake Fun Book: A Fun and Educational Book About Navajo Lake

Created in 1963 with the construction of Navajo Dam on the San Juan River, the lake is a part of the Colorado River Storage Project. The project manages the upper reaches of the San Juan River, storing and releasing water that is used for irrigation locally or ends up reaching the Colorado River in Utah.

Navajo Lake is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy there:

  • Boating: The lake is a popular destination for all kinds of boating, from motorized watercraft to kayaks and canoes. There are also opportunities for water skiing and sailing.

  • Fishing: The lake is home to a variety of fish species, including northern pike, channel catfish, smallmouth bass, brown trout, and black crappie, making it a favorite spot for anglers.

  • Hiking and camping: Navajo Lake State Park offers several campgrounds and miles of trails that provide stunning views of the lake and the surrounding countryside.

  • Wildlife viewing: Keep an eye out for deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and a variety of bird species while you’re exploring the area.

Navajo Lake State Park also offers amenities like a beach, a visitor center with exhibits, and a marina with boat rentals and slips.

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an adventure-filled vacation, Navajo Lake has something to offer everyone.


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