Local Guide

Keeping it reel at Navajo Lake

As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start planning out great outdoor things to do. Maybe plan a weekend trip to Navajo Lake. That’s what our own Guide to Living Local, Sara Rose, did. She went to go check out the lake, the trails, and the Navajo Lake Marina.

Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in the state, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas, and two boat docks. Navajo is a haven for boaters of every stripe – motorized boaters, canoers, kayakers, water skiers and sailors. The San Juan River is a world-class fly fishing destination and features a campground, day use areas and a serene trail along the river. Navajo Lake State Park offers some of the best boating, fishing, hiking, and camping in New Mexico.

Park Elevation 5,600 – 6,600 ft

Located inside New Mexico’s second-largest state park, Navajo Lake Marina is the place to be for boating, water sports and fishing; and there’s camping nearby in the park.

The marina is situated on the southern end of the reservoir, which stretches for more than 35 miles through the pinion and cedar covered hills of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. At an elevation of 6,100 feet, Navajo Lake offers visitors warm summer days for boating and cool nights for camping along its many secluded coves.

Navajo Lake Marina offers:

  • Boat Slips and Moorings
  • Dry Boat Storage
  • Boat Brokerage Services
  • Boat Rentals
  • Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
  • Fishing Guides
  • Galley Grill Restaurant
  • Marina Store

Trivia Quiz: Make a splash with our Navajo Lake Trivia

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