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El Vado Lake State Park

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
+1 505-588-7247
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Didn't come with expectations so it was fine

I looked at the map of Pinion Beach and assumed it was surrounded by water as the map illustrates... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2016
Cherry G
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Great place!

We stayed here for 3 days! It was a little windy but all the campgrounds that are up on a mesa seem... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2015
Sharon H
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1,730 acres located in New Mexico's northern mountains, this park region offers plenty of outdoor recreation such as fishing, boating, winter cross-country skiing, hiking and camping.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible33%
14 Sep 2016
“Didn't come with expectations so it was fine”
17 Oct 2015
“Great place!”
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Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
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+1 505-588-7247
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I looked at the map of Pinion Beach and assumed it was surrounded by water as the map illustrates. It wasn't...seemed the only way to get to water was to use a boat ramp in the distance but that's only for boats. Not sure how/where...More

Thank Cherry G
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 days! It was a little windy but all the campgrounds that are up on a mesa seem to be that way. Had electric and water. Good place to walk our dogs. Hot showers. Great place to stay as we travel...More

2  Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 8 October 2015

OK, we aren't fishermen so the water level wasn't an issue for us. We snagged a spot so close to the water we could hear it. Heard an elk the first couple of nights... dreamy. The bath house is cleaner than the one up the...More

1  Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 20 August 2015

We really enjoyed the road around El Vado Lake. Scenery was beautiful as was seeing birds & other wildlife. Definitely need a 4wd vehicle. Road signs/directions were lacking but we used a compass and topographical map.

Thank dem711
Reviewed 2 June 2014

we made reservations based on current information from the Rangers at the lake. We were told the water level was better than the past 2 years. We stayed May 23 thru May 31. The lake was 50-75 feet low, we were able to get the...More

4  Thank Billy R
Reviewed 12 July 2013

I would guess the lake is at 1-5% of what it used to be. There's hardly anything there now! We were going to camp there but everything is run down, and elected to keep driving instead.

2  Thank Paul G
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