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Eagle Nest Lake State Park


* Do not fish alone. Before you leave shore, inform someone of your destination and expected time of return. 12/31/2019 - ongoing
* Lifejackets save lives. Always wear a lifejacket (personal floatation device) 12/31/2019 - 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. 12/31/2019 - 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. 12/31/2019 - 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. Ice spikes are recommended for self-rescue. 12/31/2019 - ongoing
* Spread out. Too many people congregated in one area may be more than the ice can safely support. Disperse weight and fishing holes. 12/31/2019 - ongoing
Cones on the ice are there to notify patrons of possible weak areas in the ice. Please look for cones and pressure ridges and avoid these areas. Currently there are cones located on the northern portion of the lake and in the middle of the south boat ramp and 6 mile. 2/3/2020 - ongoing
Eagle Nest Lake is open to ice fishing. Effective date: 12/31/2019. Ice conditions/depth: average of 16" depth clear ice. Date of last measurement: 2/13/2020 2/14/2020 - ongoing


Seasonal closure of Cieneguilla Day Use Area from after last elk hunt (November) until after last snow (March) 9/25/2019 - 3/30/2020
Seasonal closure of Six-mile and Moreno Day Use Areas, weather-dependent. 9/25/2019 - 3/30/2020
Seasonal closure of Campground and water system from Thursday, November 28, 2019 through Thursday, March 12, 2020 9/25/2019 - 3/12/2020


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. 12/13/2019 - ongoing

Boating Conditions

Elevation (MSL): 8,120.990
Surface (Acres): 1,759.600
Volume (Acre Feet): 41,101.000
Last Updated 2/10/2020

Office Phone

(575) 377-1594
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