Street Picnic Guide:
Heron Lake State Park
PO Box 159
Los Ojos, NM 87551
Gate Hours: 24 hours
Heron Lake State Park is 11 miles west of Tierra
Amarilla via US highways 64 and 84 and NM 95.
A picturesque lake set among tall pines, Heron
Lake State Park
has been designated a "quiet lake" where
boats operate at no-wake speeds only. This park is
known for its excellent sailing, fishing,
cross-country skiing, and hiking.
Lake is ideal for sailing and windsurfing, as well
as fishing for record-size trout. Ice fishing is
popular in winter for the arctic set.
Several scenic campgrounds line the shore of this
scenic lake--primitive and full developed campsites
are available for every taste.
Access the hiking and fishing trail along the
gorgeous Rio Chama from the dramatic caprock
stairway near Heron Dam. The 5.5 mile trail which
crosses the river by suspension bridge, affords
panoramic views and an adventurous route to
neighboring El Vado Lake.
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