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Fenton Lake State Park

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Address: 455 Fenton Lake Rd., Jemez Springs, NM
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 1 week ago
Chris L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Risskov, Denmark
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This lake is very small and not somewhere you can swim or even get into the water. It is nice scenery and very relaxing as long as there aren't many kids up there. There are some beautiful birds including an eagle.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fenton Lake State Park surrounds a small, man-made lake located in the Jemez Mountains of north central New Mexico. The natural scenery surrounding the lake is magnificent, but the lake itself is rather shallow. Fishing and picnicking are permitted; swimming and boating are not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We drove the hard way through the Gillman tunnels south of Jemez Springs on up the most beautiful Canyon and countryside about 20 miles on dirt roads but we worth it at the junction turn left and Fenton lake was a couple of miles as it was weekend it was pretty busy with Fishermen, canoeist and families having fun A... More 

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