Fenton Lake State Park

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Fenton Lake State Park
New Mexico State Park
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Sandoval
Location Jemez Springs
 - elevation 7,900 ft (2,408 m)
 - coordinates 35°52′57″N 106°43′35″W / 35.88250°N 106.72639°W / 35.88250; -106.72639Coordinates: 35°52′57″N 106°43′35″W / 35.88250°N 106.72639°W / 35.88250; -106.72639
Area 700 acres (280 ha)
Founded 1984 [1]
Management New Mexico State Parks Division
Owner NM Department of Game and Fish, U.S. Forest Service [1]
Location of Fenton Lake State Park in New Mexico

Fenton Lake State Park is a state park of New Mexico, USA, located 33 miles (53 km) north of San Ysidro, in the Jemez Mountains.[2] The 37-acre (15 ha) lake is a popular fishing destination.

It was featured as a filming location (showing the splash-landing of an alien spacecraft) in the 1976 movie The Man Who Fell to Earth.[3]

Fenton Lake
Location Fenton Lake State Park, New Mexico
Coordinates 35°53′00″N 106°43′26″W / 35.88333°N 106.72389°W / 35.88333; -106.72389 (Fenton Lake)
Basin countries United States
Surface area 37 acres (15 ha)


  1. ^ a b "Fenton Lake State Park Management and Development Plan 2002-2006" (PDF). Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division. "Fenton Lake State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. 
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074851/locations

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