The 800 acre Quemado Lake Recreation Area is located approximately 20 miles south of Quemado. The recreation area includes the 131 acre man made trout lake with two ADA fishing piers, two boat ramps, seven developed campgrounds, one private campground, and links to more than seven miles of hiking trails. The lake is nestled between pinon-juniper woodland and pine forests at an elevation of 7,860 feet. The lake offers year round fishing and warm water fishing for trout and muskie. The lake also has an overlook trail that leads through stands of ponderosa pines. From the overlook, panoramic view of El Caso Peak, Castle Rock, and Quemado Lake provide excellent photographic opportunities. Many types of birds inhabit the area.
ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE, Truth or Consequences
Encompassing the largest and most popular lake in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake State Park provides camping, boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. The visitor center offers regional information and interpretive exhibits. Southern New Mexico's mild climate makes this park a popular year-round destingation. Elephant Butte Lake offers year round bass and catfish fishing.
SNOW LAKE, Beaverhead
Snow Lake and Willow Creek campground areas provide a spectacular mountain playground. Enjoy a Fall Aspencade from Glenwood through Willow Creek in Reserve, where the aspens turn to living gold in October. Snow Lake also provides a spectacular mountain playground. Sportsmen and photographers can find a place to set up a camp in search of big game including deer, bighorn sheep, bear, elk and mountain lion. Snow Lake offer year round trout fishing.
LAKE ROBERTS, Mimbres
Lake Roberts offers trout fishing during the cooler months and warm water fishing for channel catfish and small mouth bass during the summer months.