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Navajo Lake State Park


Camping is available by reservation only.
    Posting Dates: 02-24-2021 - ongoing
Due to ongoing inclement weather, the wash at Cottonwood Campground may run. This can restrict traffic access to and from the campground. Never attempt to cross a flowing or deep wash.
    Posting Dates: 08-04-2022 - ongoing
County Road 4280, leading to Cottonwood Campground, has been negatively impacted by heavy rains and may be difficult to traverse. Visitors, especially those bringing large camping units, should exercise caution when traveling to the campground and day-use areas via CR 4280.
    Posting Dates: 09-27-2022 - 05-01-2023
Running water is temporarily unavailable at Sims Mesa. Vault toilets at Sims Mesa are available. Potable water and showers are available at Pine Campground.
    Posting Dates: 01-09-2023 - ongoing


No closures are posted.


Fireworks are always prohibited at Navajo Lake State Park. No Exceptions.
    Posting Dates: 4/12/2019 - ongoing
The use of drones and model aircraft are prohibited at Navajo Lake State Park.
    Posting Dates: 4/12/2019 - ongoing
The use of ATV/OHV's in the park is prohibited. All vehicle traffic must remain on established roadways.
    Posting Dates: 5/14/2019 - ongoing
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.
    Posting Dates: 8/4/2022 - 8/1/2023
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 of the device. 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: 8/4/2022 - 8/1/2023

Boating Conditions

Elevation (MSL): 6,017.910
Surface (Acres): 9,079.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 847,664.000
    Last Updated 1/23/2023

Job Opportunities

Park Ranger Supervisor (EMNRD #00005565)
    Posting Dates: 11/30/2022 - 2/12/2023
    Please apply at SPO Job Listing

Seasonal Jobs

No Seasonal Jobs are posted.

Volunteer Positions

No Volunteer Positions are posted.


36 Road 4110 #1
Navajo Dam NM 87419

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