Sumner Lake State Park

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Sumner Lake State Park
New Mexico State Park
Country United States
State New Mexico
County De Baca
Location Fort Sumner
 - elevation 4,300 ft (1,311 m)
 - coordinates 34°36′28″N 104°23′15″W / 34.60778°N 104.38750°W / 34.60778; -104.38750Coordinates: 34°36′28″N 104°23′15″W / 34.60778°N 104.38750°W / 34.60778; -104.38750
Area 6,700 acres (2,700 ha)
Founded 1966 [1]
Management New Mexico State Parks Division
Owner U.S. Bureau of Reclamation [1]
Location of Sumner Lake State Park in New Mexico

Sumner Lake State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located on the eastern plains about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Fort Sumner.

The park features a large 4,500-acre (18 km2) reservoir on the Pecos River, created in 1939 by the Sumner Dam of the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir is home to various fish species including largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and walleye. The park elevation is 4,300 feet (1,300 m) above sea level.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Sumner Lake State Park Management Plan" (PDF). June 2006. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division. "Sumner Lake State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. 

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