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Lake Information for Abiquiu Lake


Abiquiu Lake is a reservoir located in Rio Arriba County, in northern New Mexico in the southwestern United States. Water of the Rio Chama is impounded by the earth-filled Abiquiu Dam, 1,800 feet long and 340 feet high, completed in 1963 and raised in 1986. The 5,200-acre lake is over 12 miles long, and lies at elevations of up to 6,100 feet.

The shoreline area near the dam is a recreation area managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. Available activities include camping, picnicing, hiking, swimming, boating, and fishing.

Fishing Description: 

Abiquiu Lake has excellent fishing for catfish, white crappie, walleye, and smallmouth bass.

Smallmouth Bass
Catfish Family
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Surface area: 
Abiquiu Lake
Lake type: 
New Mexico

Businesses Located Nearby

Boat Rental

    Timberline Sports
  • 1505 Paseo De Onate, #A - Espanola, NM
  • (505) 747-1003
    Heron Rv & Marine
  • 489 Highway 95 - Tierra Amarilla, NM
  • (575) 588-0325

Vacation Rental

    Casita De Chuparosa Vacation Home Rental
  • Cr 142 - Abiquiu, NM
  • (505) 685-0823

Bar and Restaurant

    Foster Hotel Bar Restaurant
  • 393 Terrace Ave - Chama, NM
  • (575) 756-2296
    Brady's Restaurant
  • 1032 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur - Taos, NM
  • (505) 758-8800

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