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Conchas Dam, NM
Tucumcari, NM

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    287 Bell Ranch Road
    Conchas Dam, NM 88416
    Phone: (575) 868-2221

This is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer managed lake, however the recreation areas and campgrounds are managed by New Mexico State Parks. Federal Recreation Passports for these areas are not accepted.

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See the Conchas Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: 34 mi NW of Tucumari on NM 104. 25 mi N of Newkirk on NM 129 and then E on NM 104. 77 mi E of Las Vegas on NM 104. 140 mi E of Albuquerque (I-40 to Newkirk), 130 miles W of Amarillo (I-40 to Tucumcari), and 100 mi SE of Santa Fe (I-25 to Las Vegas).

Factoid: Conchas Lake is located in the East Central part of San Miguel County and within the boundaries of the Pablo Montoya Grant. The lake extends 11 miles Southwest along the Conchas River and Northwest of the South Canadian River for approximately 14 miles. The dam is located just below the confluence of the Conchas and South Canadian Rivers. The dam controls a drainage area of 7,409 square miles. Conchas Lake was constructed primarily to provide flood control and water storage for irrigation. Today recreation is added to the many missions that occur at Conchas. Conchas Lake manages a Recreation area including 20 campsites, a public boat ramp, day use area, restrooms, and a large parking area

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Services Status
Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

Open    Partially Open    Closed    Status Unknown

9 Recreation areas at Conchas Lake

 Recreation Area Column Header Image Area Status  Campsite Column Header Image  Lodging Column Header Image  Showers Column Header Image  Ramps Column Header Image  Marina Column Header Image  Fishing Column Header Image  Picnic Column Header Image  Playground Column Header Image  Swimming Column Header Image  Trails Column Header Image
Bell Pointe Recreation Area E D   X              
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Captain Kramer Day Use Area             A G GS X   I
Central Recreation Area N           A        
Cove Marina                    
Cove Recreation Area N P   X X       X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Juniper Day Use Area             A        
North Recreation Area N   X X     A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area South Area Campground   $                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area South Area Water Access Point         D A        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

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