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Sumner Lake State Park

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32 Lake View Ln, Fort Sumner, NM 88119-9064
+1 575-355-2541
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Nice place but lacking in shady locations for tent camping in the heat

Stayed here 1 night with my dog tent camping. The places with the most shade are at the bottom of... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2017
Mary E
Wonderful hidden gem.

We have been bringing the kids here since we got tired of the loud drinking crowds took over at EB... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2016
Greg B
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Jul 26, 2017
“Nice place but lacking in shady locations for tent camping in the heat”
Nov 4, 2016
“Wonderful hidden gem. ”
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32 Lake View Ln, Fort Sumner, NM 88119-9064
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+1 575-355-2541
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Stayed here 1 night with my dog tent camping. The places with the most shade are at the bottom of the dam at the river. There were some flies but guess the heat kept them at bay. There is no access to water so that...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We have been bringing the kids here since we got tired of the loud drinking crowds took over at EB. We now try to go a couple times a year with family and friends. Last trip we were able to take the next generation and...More

1  Thank Greg B
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The camping spots are immaculate . Quiet and serene, great view of the lake. The only bad thing I can say negative were the amount of flies! I poured myself a soda.. Turned around and there were 3 flies in my glass doing the back...More

1  Thank Leila J
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Lake on the Pecos River. Beautiful blue water, shady places to camp, hiking trails, fishing and boating. We didn't camp, just drove around and enjoyed the view.

Thank Jean A
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Sparkling clean park the park rangers do an amazing job. Only saw 1 beer can and 1 vegetable can on our hikes. Compared to Blue Water State Park which is filthy and trash every where we were impressed and complimented the staff. Tent camped in...More

1  Thank lawrencepaulgray
Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is a dam controlled reservoir lake with camp grounds, out houses and toilets near the ranger station. There are good walking trails and boat ramps. We saw a bull snake being attacked by a Road Runner. The rangers watch using a very powerful scope...More

Thank Lawrence P
Reviewed October 15, 2015

I love the lake when I lived there this was just somewhere to get away and not worry about everything going on quiet and peaceful . I loved swimming and you can fish here too!

Thank Bianca N
Reviewed June 6, 2015

The east side no reservation campground is close to the lake. Electric/water available as well as restrooms.

Thank crazylady617
Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great access to many, many places to fish and camp, clean restrooms (okay, vaulted pit toilets!), low key people who were there to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and not just use it as a place for a loud party. Park itself was well maintained and...More

1  Thank ny2nm
Reviewed March 24, 2015

It was nice to see water in such a dry area and the dam was impressive, but we were looking for a nice place to sit and read near the water. There was no shade and the area around the lake is desolate. Didn't stay...More

1  Thank Habiba K
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Max DAN E
April 15, 2017|
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Response from bronoshub |
Jean A is correct about going on line to the NM state park web site to reserve a spot. However, Sumner Lake park has plenty of sites on both the east and west side of the Lake so if you are heading there before the peak... More
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Guinness0114
October 7, 2015|
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Response from crazylady617 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most NM State Parks have a limit of 14 days, then you can leave for a day or two and return. Check with the fine print on the web site for this detail, or call one of the state parks. Some of the smaller parks have... More
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Linda G
April 30, 2015|
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Response from crazylady617 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, water is clear and blue!!
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