Street Picnic Guide:
Fenton Lake State Park
455 Fenton Lake Rd.
Jemez Springs NM 87025
6 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
7 a.m.-7 p.m
Fenton Lake State Park is 33 miles northwest of
San Ysidro via NM4 and NM126.
A popular year-round retreat surrounded by
beautiful ponderosa pine forests, Fenton Lake
features a cross-country ski and biathlon trail
and wheelchair accessible fishing platforms.
The popular film, The Man Who Fell To Earth, was
shot at Fenton Lake in the mid-1970s, and tells the
story of an extra-terrestrial character who came to
earth when the water on his native planet dried up.
Prior to becoming a state park, Fenton Lake was
purchased by State Game and Fish as a resting and
nesting area for migratory waterfowl, and a refuge
for other wildlife. Now more of a fishing haven than
a duck drop, waterfowl, turkey, deer, muskrat, elk and bobcat can still
An ideal spot to laze about in a canoe or raft if
fishing seems too aerobic.
- Group Shelter
- Camping Developed Sites (37)
- Electric Sites (50)
- Vault Toilets
- Wildlife Viewing
- Fishing (icefishing)
- Boating (electric and paddlecraft only)