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.

Heron Lake State Park

Alcalde, NM 87511
+1 505-588-7470
Review Highlights
Needs more visitors and rangers need to chill a little...

A nice park with wide and well marked trails to hike. For the most part, the main trails are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Albany, NY
We had a blast there

We have a very good time there very nice park and fish is good we are heading up there again in one... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2017
Edward P
via mobile
Read all 27 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Known for excellent sailing, fishing, hiking and cross-country skiing, this scenic park offers a 6,000-acre lake where boats can only operate at no-wake speeds.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
Alcalde, NM 87511
+1 505-588-7470
Write a Review
Reviews (27)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice park with wide and well marked trails to hike. For the most part, the main trails are nearly as wide a small car. Motorized vehicles are not allowed obviously, so somehow the trails are maintained with some type equipment to keep them that...More

Thank IT-Expert
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We have a very good time there very nice park and fish is good we are heading up there again in one more day

1  Thank Edward P
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Forget camping on the lake shore! East side (main camp by pavilion) was over 75' above and 1/2 mi. (est.) down to the waters edge. South camp ground was so far away from the lake, that you could not tell there was a lake. Water...More

2  Thank MN L
Reviewed October 9, 2016

Stopped here the second week of October and had the whole place to ourselves. We were the only ones in the Ponderosa Campground. All of the sites had a nice view of the lake and mountains. These were what they called developed sites with no...More

1  Thank 5280Beach
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Heron Lake State Park consists of many camping loops. We RV camped at Heron Lake State Park and we stayed in the Willow Creek Campground one of the only campgrounds with RV hookups. Full hookups including sewer are $18 a night. We had to also...More

1  Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Gravel pads, well-kept park, shrub type trees, not much shade, restrooms few and far between. If you are looking for camping in an arid type landscape, this will fit the bill. Easy access.

Thank Gayle R
Reviewed September 22, 2016

After driving south through Utah & staying at magnificent campsites - but only with outhouses - this state park in northern New Mexico was a dream! It had not only beautiful sites, with water access nearby, but also heavenly hot showers! Actually Heron Lake State...More

1  Thank kjay855
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Just stayed the night on the way home. It was well kept and the shower house was very clean. Lots of trees for shaded dinning or sitting. We marked it in our atlas so we would remember that it is a nice place to stay.

Thank Katy M
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Campsite 110. We have the place mostly to ourselves because we came from Sunday through Tuesday. The water was a little chilly at first but still great fun for a raft. The water level is low right now so there is a little bit of...More

2  Thank matthew h
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Stayed at the Heron lake campground for 4 nights. practically had the place to ourselves and had a great view of the lake. Good place to camp and the volunteer campground attendents were wonderful.

4  Thank dg48
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Three Ravens Coffee House
23 reviews
5.64 miles away
BoxCar Cafe
246 reviews
15.09 miles away
El Farolito
102 reviews
32.80 miles away
Chili Line Depot
83 reviews
38.05 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Tierra Wools
12 reviews
5.20 miles away
El Vado Lake State Park
6 reviews
8.05 miles away
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
594 reviews
15.06 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
March 12, 2017|
Response from Stephanie W | Reviewed this property |
I am guessing April or May. The person who could answer that question best would be the Rangers or the Campground Host. Heron Lakes Park number is 575-588-7470 and El Vado Lakes Park Number is 575-588-7247. We went in... More
January 17, 2017|
Response from Stephanie W | Reviewed this property |
It is approximately 25 minutes from the train station and Chama.