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Quiet, gorgeous lake, offering camping and trout fishing.

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Fishing through the ice!

Had a great weekend fishing through the ice. Caught a ton of perch! Beautiful views and well plowed roads!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great weekend fishing through the ice. Caught a ton of perch! Beautiful views and well plowed roads!

1 Thank Timmm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful area have had the pleasure of visiting in NM!! Fishing is wonderful each time I have taken my boat out. I believe the best part of this area is the people! ! Everyone is so friendly and helpful! One of my must stop fishing and camp sites each year! !

Thank Harold A
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Small town near Eagle Nest Lake surrounded by mountains and near Wheeler Peak the highest point in New Mexico get place to get away

Thank mountains74
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went to this lake to fish. we had heard about some rave reviews so we thought we'd give it a shot. This is one of those lakes where anyone can catch fish. the particular week we were there though the fishing was relatively slow. We did manage to catch a few perch and a nice size... More 

Thank Wesley M
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 

3 Thank timothy u
Angel Fire, New Mexico
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 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 

8 Thank turquoisetrout
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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 

Thank Angie G
Angel Fire, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

9 Thank turquoisetrout
Somonauk, Illinois
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101 reviews
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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 

1 Thank 13SS
Kansas City, Missouri
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

3 Thank Dana m

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