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“Nice place to camp, not much to do if you don't have a boat!”

Heron Lake State Park
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Alcalde
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was our first attempt at camping, and it went really well! Finding a site in the dark was a bit of a pain though, but hardly the park's fault!

During the day we couldn't find much to do, the water level is pretty low, so access to the lake itself is pretty difficult. There isn't much to do here besides hiking if you don't have a boat.

Thank Paul G
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

As long as you can overlook the ecological problems of damming, and boating oil on the water doesn't ruin your day, this is an otherwise beautiful camping area. In the height of the season, you will definitely be around other people, but if absolute privacy isn't your primary concern, it is worth stopping by!

Thank Jas C
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

I hear Salmon snagging is great there. The lake is a no wake lake so great for fishing with out speed bouts disturbing you.

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Water was cold clear and ready for you to play in. We jumped in and caught our breath. It was cold in the beginning but on the rocks it wasn't so bad.

1  Thank Donna D
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Great lake for sailing. Good camping facilities and very clean. Close enough to Chama to be very accessible.

Thank Dawn J
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