Navajo Lake is a reservoir located in San Juan County and Rio Arriba County in northwestern New Mexico, in the southwestern United States. Portions of the reservoir extend into Archuleta County in southern Colorado.
Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in New Mexico, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks.
Navajo Lake is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers, and sailors. The San Juan River is a world-class fly-fishing destination and features a campground, day-use areas, and a serene trail along the river.
The 15,600-acre lake is over 25 miles long and lies at an elevation of up to 6,085 feet.
Two shoreline areas near the dam in New Mexico are part of the Navajo Lake State Park. The river shorelines below the dam are also part of the state park. The lake has smallmouth bass, black crappie, northern pike, channel catfish, and trout.
Fishing, of all varieties, is one of the most popular activities at NM State Parks. Twenty-four parks have ponds, streams, rivers or lakes, providing a variety of different fishing experiences. From a lazy afternoon casting for pan-fish to a high-energy adventure of fishing for 40-inch tiger muskie, your State Parks have a lot to offer.