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El Vado Lake State Park

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Stage I Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited except in State Park developed camp and picnic grounds where grills and stoves are provided by the State Park. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet.
    Posting Dates: 08-21-2023 - ongoing
Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site, or while standing in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
    Posting Dates: 08-21-2023 - ongoing
The main area of El Vado Lake State Park is open for Day Use (6a-9p) and camping. The Grassy Point and Elk Run campgrounds are open on a first come/first served and reservation only basis until the park closes for the winter season on December 1st. All dispersed/primitive camping areas except Hargrove's Recreation area are closed for the winter season (until mid May 2024).
    Posting Dates: 10-23-2023 - ongoing
During the dam renovation project, treated water is available to campers every afternoon between 4 and 6, and by request at any time.
    Posting Dates: 04-14-2024 - ongoing

Closures

A large-scale renovation project of El Vado Dam has forced the closure of the Day Use Area at El Vado Dam. Please stay clear of all construction areas. As a result of the ongoing repair work at the Dam, extremely low lake levels have left too little lake surface to allow for motorboat operation. Also, angling, ice fishing, and swimming opportunities are all but nonexistent.
    Posting Dates: 4/14/2024 - ongoing

Restrictions

Stage I Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited except in State Park developed camp and picnic grounds where grills and stoves are provided by the State Park. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet.
    Posting Dates: 8/21/2023 - ongoing
Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site, or while standing in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
    Posting Dates: 8/21/2023 - ongoing

Boating Conditions

Closed
Elevation (MSL): 6,785.000
Surface (Acres): 297.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 1,926.000
    Last Updated 6/10/2024



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ADDRESS & PHONE

State Road 112
Tierra Amarilla NM 87575
575-588-7247

 
 
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