We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: NM
Website
Activities: Fishing
Description: Quiet, gorgeous lake, offering camping and trout fishing.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 10 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Fishing For Big Fish

The Lake has really big pike which is awesome!!! While throwing big streamers with the fly rod for pike I also caught trout over 20 inches and larger Salmon. Very clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
timothy u
Add Photo Write a Review

10 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Lake has really big pike which is awesome!!! While throwing big streamers with the fly rod for pike I also caught trout over 20 inches and larger Salmon. Very clean campgrounds and bathrooms. Also a small town, Eagle Nest, close by for supplies and places to eat. Stop at the Eagle Nest Fly Shack for fishing supplies and conditions.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Angel Fire, New Mexico
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The lake is low. Very low. However, boats under 20' long can still launch. If you have a larger boat, either leave it home, or try another lake. As far as larger Northern New Mexico lakes, Eagle Nest lake offers some of the best fishing in the region. We have had some sub-par snow packs in the last several years,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We had to go to NM (from Colorado) for a wedding. I thought I would turn our trip into a fishing weekend as my partner and I both love to fish. The lake is severely low. So low that there is only one small area to access for shore fishing. It was very disheartening to realize New Mexico's Fish and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Angel Fire, New Mexico
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Docks are in place, and the water has come up a little. New mexico has been under drought conditions for some time now, but eagle nest lake still has enough water to be enjoyable. I'm a fishing guide on the lake, and trips this year have been good ones.

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Somonauk, Illinois
Level Contributor
93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I did not see the campgrounds so I can not comment on that. I entered on the south end of the lake. The site was beautiful! Located at the base of a mountain, wildflowers plentiful, pelicans (yes pelicans!) on the huge lake and an easy hiking trail around the lake in a flat area. If you're looking for an easy,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We drove 770 miles because of rave reports of trout fishing in this area. We regret it. The powers that be decided to not stock the area for a month in anticipation of Labor day, what about the rest of us? The bathrooms close at 8 o'clock? Why? The shower required you to push a button on the wall for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Level Contributor
51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We went to state park at the lake today, thinking we might want to camp there in the future, don't think so, the water was beautiful, but it was ultra low. The shore was a long way. From the camping area and the grass/weeds were very high.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kittredge, Colorado
Level Contributor
55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We camped at Eagle's Nest Lake State Park recently and had a wonderful experience. Gorgeous views, quiet site, bathrooms and running water were a plus. It was a great place to camp with dogs. We would definitely recommend and plan to camp there again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I went for an overnight camp trip with my family at Eagle's Nest lake this June. And we had a blast. We went there mainly to relax and fish. We are normally opposed to camping at camp sites, generally we camp in the wild, but the camp grounds were nice. We put our tents off the ground a little within... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

The campsite was ok, the bathrooms were the hilight of the trip. To get to the lake you had to go thru a jungle and get attacked by flying ants. The fishing was terrible caugt perch. what happened to trout, Would throw our rods in and come up with a ton of moss, I will never go back or recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Eagle Nest Lake also viewed

 

Been to Eagle Nest Lake? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Eagle Nest Lake

Address: NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Eagle Nest Lake and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Eagle Nest Lake staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?