Eagle Nest Lake State Park

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Coordinates: 36°32′0″N 105°15′0″W / 36.53333°N 105.25000°W / 36.53333; -105.25000
Eagle Nest Lake State Park
New Mexico State Park
Eagle Nest Lake State Park sign, NM Picture 2192.jpg
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Colfax
Location Eagle Nest
 - elevation 8,300 ft (2,530 m)
 - coordinates 36°32′0″N 105°15′0″W / 36.53333°N 105.25000°W / 36.53333; -105.25000
Area 3,488 acres (1,412 ha)
Founded July 3, 2004
Management New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Owner NM State Parks Division, NM Department of Game and Fish [1]
Location of Eagle Nest Lake State Park in New Mexico

Eagle Nest Lake State Park is a state park in New Mexico, United States. The park is located outside Eagle Nest, approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Taos. It was established on July 3, 2004.[2] Its main attraction is a 2,400-acre (9.7 km2) lake which is popular for fishing and boating in the summer, and ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter. The lake itself is a man-made reservoir created when the Cimarron River was impounded by the Eagle Nest Dam in 1918. The lake is stocked with kokanee salmon and rainbow trout.

Eagle Nest Lake is at an elevation of 8,300 feet (2,500 m), making it an alpine lake, and it is situated in a glacial valley on the slopes of Wheeler Peak, New Mexico's highest mountain. The surrounding mountains are rich in wildlife such as elk, deer, turkeys and bears.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eagle Nest Lake State Park Management Plan 2010". New Mexico State Parks Division; Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Eagle Nest Lake State Park". publiclands.org. Retrieved July 6, 2009. 

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