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.