San Juan River Fly Fishing

Public Access to World Class Trout Fly Fishing on the San Juan River

The San Juan River is a world-class fly fishing destination and features a campground, many day use areas and a serene trail along the river. Navajo Lake State Park offers some of the best boating, fishing, hiking, and camping in New Mexico.

Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in the state, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks. Navajo is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers and sailors.

San Juan River Fly Fishing
San Juan River Fly Fishing

Year round world-class trout fishing can be experienced along this popular section of the San Juan River just below Navajo Lake Dam. Visitors from around the world visit the area to fish the “Quality Waters” along the San Juan River and Navajo Lake State Park. Beginning just 3.75 miles downstream from Navajo Dam, “Quality Waters” consists of a 3.5-mile section of the river where unbelievable numbers of beautiful rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout can be found year round. Superb year-round fishing also exists in an additional 12 miles below the catch and release area.

Campgrounds and facilities are available throughout Navajo Lake State Park. This area is popular with visitors interested in trout fishing as well as hiking, camping, birding and wildlife viewing. There are numerous guides and outfitters in the area willing to share their knowledge and expertise.

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