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El Vado Lake State Park


Ice has been opened for ice fishing near dam with a thickness of 8-10 inches. Use at your own risk. Ice conditions change quickly so users are urged to use caution. Main area of park will remain closed until April. For additional information please contact the park office at 575-588-7247. 2/12/2019 - ongoing


North El Vado Boat Ramp, The Peninsula, Sands Cove and South Point October 3 - May 14 5/1/2017 - ongoing
Main boat ramp closed 7/10/2018 - ongoing


Stage 2 Fire Restrictions are in effect. Rio Arriba County Resolution 2018-061 Has been implemented prohibiting open fires within Rio Arriba County. These measures have been taken to protect the safety, health and property of citizens. Burning of the following types is prohibited: Open flame fires, Campfires, Trash/Rubbish, Crop Fields, Range Land, Natural Vegetation, Shrubbery. 5/15/2018 - ongoing

Boating Conditions

Elevation (MSL): 6,801.000
Surface (Acres): 678.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 12,123.000
Last Updated 2/11/2019

Office Phone

(575) 588-7247
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