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Fenton Lake State Park

455 Fenton Lake Rd., Jemez Springs, NM
505-829-3630
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Jemez Springs
Type: State Parks
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Farmington, NM
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

With the news saying this and other areas nearby were open again because the fires were out, we showed up at 6:30 PM on a Friday night, whoops, campground full! Had to camp at the nearby Jemez Falls Campground instead. Came back Saturday morning, even then all the campsites were full and we had to drive around for an hour... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Fenton Lake was unexpected. It was prettier and cooler than I had imagined. The winding road up to the lake was pretty as well. After being in Albuquerque for a month during the heat wave, it was a refreshing break to get out of the desert and the city. It was in the 50's when we arrived early in the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We live in ABQ and drive up here for a day of fishing, or just a lollygagging picnic. We bring friends, or come alone, or I camp alone, or camp with grandkids . . . either way we enjoy our stay every time. Sounds to me like some of the other reviewers did something stupid and expected the Rangers to... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We showed up late to camp. The entire campground was empty. Our tent site was covered in ice so we spread out a little bit. One vehicle, two tents. The next morning the ranger showed up and charged us for 3 sites! He said we were occupying three different sites. Unbelievable. I guess we were helping Him meet his quota... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

recently my friend and I went fishing at fenton lake. We paid our parking fee of $5.oo for the VAN we went on. Later in the day, the park ranger gave us a citation for not paying a $15.00 fee required for a BUS as noted on the entrance parking fee notice. We tried to explain to theindivual officer that... More

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I drove into this park to check it out. Very few sites have electricity, many are unlevel and hard to get into. I talked to the local "Barney Fife" inside the park and he was not courteous or friendly. He was on some sort of ego trip that I did not have time for. I left the park and will... More

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Jemez Pueblo NM
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Fenton Lake lies in the heart of the Jemez Mountains on State Highway 126 just a short drive from Jemez Springs. The trip up to the park is a very pleasant drive, paved all the way, with outstanding scenery along the way. It's not uncommon to see rabbits and squirrels along the road driving in. The park does require a... More

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New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

New Mexico has some wonderful and beautiful state parks, and Fenton is tops on my list for just enjoying nature for what it is. If you're wanting/expecting a lot of goings on and activities and you're someone that needs a lot of amenities and constant "manufactured" entertainment, then Fenton Lake State Park may not be for you. Like most mountain... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

The park has tall pines and is well kept. The lake is stocked and quiet - no motors allowed..

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SANDIA PARK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

always my favorite place to get away and have a wonderful time out in nature. ive never had a bad time.

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