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Heron Lake Campground (New Mexico)

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640 State Road 95
Los Ojos, New Mexico 87551
575 588-7470
36.69722, -106.66722

Heron Lake State Park have 250 developed campsites sites for tents, trailers and RVs along the shoreline of beautiful Heron Lake.  There are seven camping areas to choose from including: Blanco, Brushy Point, Island View, La Laja, Rock Ridge, Ponderosa and Willow Creek. If you prefer primitive camping, you can choose from several along the lake shore.

There are 54 campsites have electric hookups, and all campsites have a table, fire ring and grate Our favorite Heron Lake State Park campsites are sites 74 ad 91 in the Brushy Point area.

Heron Lake’s developed camping areas have level gravel sites with water and electric hookups. All of the camping areas have potable water. The Blanco camping area has flush toilets and hot showers. The other camping areas have varying amounts of modern conveniences. Each campsite has a table, fire ring and grate.

The lake is ideal for sailing, kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing, as well as fishing for record-size trout. The Park has been designated a “quiet lake” where boats operate at no-wake speeds only.  The Park also has a visitor center, beach, marina, boat ramp and dock.

Ice fishing is popular in winter, as is snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Hiking and fishing trails can bee accessed along the gorgeous Rio Chama from the dramatic caprock stairway near Heron Dam. The 5.5-mile trail, which crosses the river by suspension bridge, affords panoramic views and an adventurous route to neighboring El Vado Lake.

El Vado Lake State Park is about 22 miles away. It’s campground has 80 campsites for tents, trailers and RVs.

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Heron Lake Comments & Reviews

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  1. David Chavez says:

    The storms in the afternoon were pretty rough and scary with all the lightning. But really enjoyed it there even though the water was so low. Loved the quiet time and the camp hosts were awesome. We were there Aug 9 through Aug 11, 2013 and stayed at La Laja.

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Heron Lake Sign
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Heron Lake Boat Ramp

To reach Heron Lake State Park from Albuquerque, NM, drive north on interstate 25 for 58 miles to Santa Fe, NM. From Santa Fe, drive north on US84/285 for 22 miles to Espanola, NM. At Espanola, cross the Rio Grande River and go north on US 84. (US84/285 forks in Espanola) Follow signs to Abiquiu, Tierra Amarilla and Chama. Continue north on US 84 for approximately 70 miles to Tierra Amarilla. At Tierra Amarilla, continue for about 2 miles to State Road 95, turn on State Road 95 and head west for 6miles. The entrance to all campgrounds will be located between mile marker 6 and mile marker 11 on State Road 95. Visitor center is located 1/2 mile past mile marker 6.

  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Pavilion
  • Marina
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Rentals
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Ice Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Surfing
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Reservoir
  • Sailboarding
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Winter/Snow Sports
  • Lake
  • Mountains
  • New Mexico State Park
  • Southwest
Campsite Types
  • Primitive
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

Brushy Point 74 and 91


Year Round



# of Campsites:


# of RV Campsites:

54 w/ Electric