Open year round, Big Eddy is located off of FR 151 along the Rio Chama and north of Abiquiu Lake. This site is the float boating take out for Rio Chama Wild and Scenic river. It is also a fishing access for the Rio Chama.
The Rio Chama, a major tributary of the Rio Grande, in Northern New Mexico, flows through a multi-colored sandstone canyon whose walls grow to 1,500 feet.
From El Vado Dam the Rio Chama continues flowing south, entering Chama Canyon and Santa Fe National Forest and the Chama River Canyon Wilderness. It is joined by Rio Cebolla from the east, then Rio Gallina from the west. Then the river enters Abiquiu Lake, the reservoir created by Abiquiu Dam.
An excellent fishing stream that consistently produces trophy size brown trout. Access at El Vado lake and near the Abiquiu Ghost Ranch. Section from El Vado Reservoir has been designated as a wild and scenic river. Fish species include brown trout, rainbow trout and kokanee salmon. A 34 mile stretch of river. Best trout fishing is within several miles of El Vado Dam.