Avalon Reservoir

Quick Facts

Avalon Reservoir

New Mexico

(505) 885-3203

Map Directions

Things To Do


At only five to six feet deep, Avalon Reservoir encompasses 66 acres on the scenic Pecos River. The dam is an earth-fill structure that was constructed in 1907. Fishing, scuba-diving, canoeing, and kayaking are some of the recreational opportunities that can be found at this park. The year-round fishing for white bass, catfish, and bream is very popular amongst the anglers.

Map of Avalon Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 32.494271, -104.248409



  • Boating

    Canoes, kayaks, and small trolling boats are allowed on the reservoir.

  • Bicycling

    Bike trails are available.

  • Camping

    Camp sites are available.

  • Fishing

    Anglers can expect to catch white bass, catfish, and bream in the reservoir.

  • Hiking

    Enjoy the many hiking trails.

  • Hunting

    Hunting is permitted; please contact park services for regulations.

  • RVing

    RVs are permitted.

  • Water Sports

    Enjoy boating, fishing, and scuba diving.



Coming from north, take U.S. Highway 285 into Carlsbad, New Mexico. Take a left on Canal Street and head three miles to Avalon Road, then turn left.

Phone Numbers


(505) 885-3203


(505) 827-7905