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Eagle Nest Lake State Park


• Lifejackets Save Lives. Always wear a lifejacket (personal flotation device). 12/31/2018 - ongoing
• Be aware of and prepared for weather conditions. Dress in layers and wear thermal underwear, fleece or wool, and wind and waterproof outerwear - especially for feet, hands and head. Take extra clothes, food, water, etc. 12/31/2018 - ongoing
• Be prepared for emergencies. Carry equipment such as ice picks or awls, rope, and cellular phones. Also pack a first-aid kit and matches or other sources for starting a fire. 12/31/2018 - ongoing
• Keep fishing holes small and few. When drilling fishing holes with an ice auger, keep the diameter under eight inches. Bigger holes are not necessary to land fish and can create a safety hazard for others. 12/31/2018 - ongoing
• Watch your step. Avoid ice fishing near feeder streams or known springs; brush, logs, plants or docks; multiple ice cracks or ice that is popping or otherwise audible; and dark-colored ice that may be weak. 12/31/2018 - ongoing
• Spread out. Too many people congregated in one area may be more than the ice can safely support. Disperse weight and fishing holes. 12/31/2018 - ongoing
Eagle Nest Lake is open to ice fishing effective 12/28/2018. Ice thickness/condition: 14 inches/clear. Date of last measurement: 1/21/19. ATV's are allowed on the ice at this time. These vehicles are not allowed in the park except on the boat ramp and on the lake ice. 1/22/2019 - ongoing


Cieneguilla Day-Use area is closed until Spring. 11/18/2018 - 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. 8/7/2018 - ongoing
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. 8/7/2018 - ongoing

Boating Conditions

Elevation (MSL): 8,113.280
Surface (Acres): 1,431.520
Volume (Acre Feet): 30,070.000
Last Updated 1/14/2019

Office Phone

(575) 377-1594
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