Conchas Lake State Park

Conchas Lake State Park

Things To Do


Spectacular boating on a 16,033-acre lake on the Canadian River. Coves on the lake used for picnicing. Petroglyphs viewable from boat. Popular primitive sandy shoreline boat camping is available. Greatest depth when full is 158 Ft.
At about 4,201 Ft. Elevation the lake has approximately 88 miles of shoreline. One arm extends 11 miles southwest along the Conchas River and the other northwest along the South Canadian River and Canyon for approximately 14 miles.

The greatest width is approximately 2.5 miles. The widest point is on the Conchas River Arm about 4 miles west of the Dam and Central and is an area popular for water sports and windsurfing.

Water Sports
Boating, swimming, water skiing, personal watercraft, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving. and fishing year around. September and October are best months for flatwater kayaking with clear days and water still warm.

Facilities Include:
Overnight mobile home rentals
Full-service restaurant
Lounge with live music and dancing every Saturday night
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Store open year-round
Certified Mercury and OMC mechanic on duty
Overnight covered slip rentals

Prices are subject to change. Please contact New Mexico State Parks concessionaires for current fees and prices.
For the most up to date information, visit here for the Conchas Lake Marina website.


The lake is regularly stocked by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.  The best times to catch walleye and crappie are spring and fall. Anglers catch channel catfish, bluegill, largemouth bass, bullhead and sunfish year-round. There is a wheelchair-accessible courtesy dock at the North Recreation Area.