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Fenton Lake State Park

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Address: 455 Fenton Lake Rd., Jemez Springs, NM
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+1 505-829-3630

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Camping and fishing.

Nice little lake near Los Alamos. Fishing is ok after stocking, but it really depends on how good you are.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 10, 2016
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice little lake near Los Alamos. Fishing is ok after stocking, but it really depends on how good you are.

Thank gregnx
Paradise, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We were here for three days. We came in on the weekend and since our trailer is self contained with solar, we parked in the primitive loop. The park staff was very friendly and the park was pretty clean. The sites can be a little close together and on the weekend it was crowded. Once the people cleared out it... More 

Thank Paul M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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.

Thank Harel F
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Alex/Ruby
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank mikekathy3
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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