Santa Rosa Lake is the largest of several area lakes, and was created to tame the wild Pecos River. Though the Pecos floods no more, it once gave cowboys a tough day trying to "git their little dogies" across it. These days Santa Rosa Lake gives urban cowboys and locals alike some exciting days of waterskiing, fishing, windsurfing, or jet skiing. Another option is to just kick back at the lake's New Mexico State Parks campsites, either with bare-bones camping or RV spots in the surrounding piñon and juniper-covered hills. The Park consists of two campgrounds – Rocky Point and Juniper Park.