Bluewater Lake State Park

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Coordinates: 35°17′40″N 108°6′35″W / 35.29444°N 108.10972°W / 35.29444; -108.10972
Bluewater Lake State Park
New Mexico State Park
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
Location Prewitt
 - elevation 7,400 ft (2,256 m)
 - coordinates 35°17′40″N 108°6′35″W / 35.29444°N 108.10972°W / 35.29444; -108.10972
Area 3,000 acres (1,200 ha)
Founded 1937 [1]
Management New Mexico State Parks Division
Location of Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico

Bluewater Lake State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located in the Zuni Mountains 40 miles (64 km) west of Grants.[2] The park itself encompasses approximately 3,000 acres (12 km2), and the lake has a surface area of approximately 1,200 acres (4.9 km2).

The park is popular for fishing and bird watching, with 68 different species of birds either calling the park home, or passing through the park on their annual migrations. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and catfish. Its high altitude (7,400 ft) and location in northern New Mexico cause the lake to freeze over in the winter, allowing ice fishing to take place.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bluewater Lake State Park Management and Development Plan 2000-2004". Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division. "Bluewater Lake State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. 

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