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Fenton Lake State Park

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Address: 455 Fenton Lake Rd, Jemez Springs, NM 87025-8106
Phone Number: 505-829-3630

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This is a popular getaway, so you best have reservations, especially on the weekend. The tent sites are nicely spread out with trees in between. They also offer great views of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
Chris L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have misse that, thought will be a nice place to stop with the kids for them to swim, but this place is mostly for fishing, not for swimming, day entrance cost 5$, you can go east shore it is less crowded than the west shore, place is very beautiful, but not for swimming.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Took my boys fishing here for the first time. It was a pretty cute lake. They were able to cast the line and had a great time, but weren't catching fish. Recommend the fish hatchery about 3 miles away if you are fishing with little kids (under 12). They stock the fish with trout, so it might be easier to... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Fenton Lake is a must-go between Los Alamos or Jemez Springs and Cuba. Picnic area and campsites are well-maintained and spacious, and the view of the world from under the tall, cool Ponderosa Pines is restorative. Some decent trout fishing in the lake when the moss is down, ice-fishing some winters. Rainbow stockers and native Browns. My favorite is fly-fishing... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is a popular getaway, so you best have reservations, especially on the weekend. The tent sites are nicely spread out with trees in between. They also offer great views of the beautiful valley and meadowland. The RV sites, not so much. A dirt road goes through the campground, so there is a bit of dust to deal with. The... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Made the drive from San Antonio to Fenton lake in early June. On drive there we started to lose internet service right after Jemez Pueblo and service picked up again briefly around Jemez Springs. Amanda's store is last convenience store before you hit before lake so best to pick up any extras there. Park entrance fee is $10 for overnight... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It is a beautiful lake and I have seen others catch fish here. In the cooler months, this lake is very peaceful. The camp sites are pretty good and the entire Park seems to be well-maintained. I am heading back there today, during the week (Monday-Wednesday), so I will be able to compare the crowds from the weekend. It is... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband and I took a detour to see Fenton Lake on our way to Los Alamos. It was beautiful. There were people kayaking and fishing in the lake. The lake is surrounded by large pine trees and would make a great area to go camping.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Great time fishing through the ice and catching our limit of rainbow trout! The scenery is absolutely beautiful, roads and parking plowed!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Nothing amazing about this lake, no spectacular view or so. people fishing there. Gotta pay for parking.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fenton Lake is a small lake in the Jemez mountains with a few camping spots, not recommended for large motor homes, even medium size motor homes. Small dirt roads winding through the trees. The lake is stocked with 10" trout through the early spring and summer. Late summer the lake usually has moss through out and hard to cast from... More 

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