Nambe Falls Reservoir

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Nambe Falls Reservoir

New Mexico

(505) 455-2693

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A massive concrete and earth embankment structure, known as the Nambe Falls Dam and Reservoir, is 150 feet high. Construction began on June 13, 1974 and was completed on June 28, 1976. The storage reservoir provides supplemental irrigation for the Pojoaque Valley Irrigation District and the pueblos of San Ildefonso, Nambe, and Pojoaque. Motorized boating and fishing upstream from the dam is permitted. Enthusiastic anglers can catch salmon, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout. Goods and services can be found at the ranger station located nearby.

Map of Nambe Falls Reservoir

Latitude, Longitude: 35.823361, -105.942244



  • Boating

    Motorized boating is permitted on the reservoir.

  • Camping

    Camp sites are available.

  • Fishing

    Fishing upstream from the dam, enthusiastic anglers can catch salmon, rainbow trout, and cutthroat trout.

  • Hiking

    Hiking trails are available.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic sites are available.



The reservoir is located 25 miles north of Santa Fe, NM.

Phone Numbers


(505) 455-2693