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Heron Lake State Park


STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS: 4/12/2018 - ongoing
Access to the Rio Chama Trail Head staircase remains closed at this time for repairs. Visitors can access the trail by utilizing the BOR access road to the Chama River then to the suspension bridge. We will keep the public informed of any changes. Thank you for your patience ! 4/30/2018 - ongoing
The Willow Creek, Ridgerock and La Laja Campgrounds remain open year-round 4/30/2018 - ongoing
Blanco, Willow Creek, and Island View comforts stations are open for the recreation season. 6/7/2019 - ongoing
All three boat ramps are now open at Heron Lake. The Willow Creek ramp will open on Friday 6-21-19 at 8 am. Lake levels have risen nearly 40 ft. since April 2019. 6/21/2019 - ongoing


No closures are posted.


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 petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed, provided such devices meet the fire underwriter's specifications for safety. 8/23/2018 - ongoing

Boating Conditions

Elevation (MSL): 7,141.830
Surface (Acres): 3,794.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 185,593.000
Last Updated 7/8/2019

Office Phone

(575) 588-7470
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