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Here are the 10 lakes we have listed within USA > Southwest > New Mexico - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
Fenton Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1991 Fenton Lake Pictures Fenton Lake Message Forums Tucked away in the Jemez Mountains of Northwest New Mexico, little Fenton Lake carries a large part of the recreational opportunities in the area. Less than 40 acres in size, Fenton Lake is known by lucky New Mexico campers and anglers who come here to camp, fish, mountain bike, hike and enjoy the wildlife. ...
Brantley Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1988 Brantley Lake Pictures Brantley Lake Message Forums Also known as: Brantley Reservior
No place in Southeast New Mexico represents water recreation like Brantley Lake. The relatively new reservoir has a state park along its shores, complete with campground, day use area and two boat ramps. The desert surroundings of Brantley Lake State Park feature sand dunes in constantly-changing patterns ...
Santa Rosa Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1981 Santa Rosa Lake Pictures Santa Rosa Lake is snuggled in the Pecos River Canyon near the town of Santa Rosa along NM 91 in Guadalupe County. It is cradled on one side with acres of rolling grassland and encase by low, rocky hills dotted with a variety of brush on the other. Visitors will enjoy a host of recreational activities ...
Cochiti Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1975 Cochiti Lake Pictures Stretching 7 miles long on the Rio Grande River, Cochiti Lake is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico, about 20 miles west of Santa Fe and 60 miles northeast of Albuquerque. The entire lake lies within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Nation. Beautifully situated among tall rocky bluffs ...
Abiquiu Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1963 Abiquiu Lake Pictures Also known as: Abiquiu Reservoir
Abiquiu Lake, located in Rio Arriba County in North-Central New Mexico, offers recreation areas for swimming, camping, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing,, hiking and more. Creating in 1963 as a project of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, an earthen dam 1,540 feet long and ...
Navajo Lake
(New Mexico, USA / Colorado, USA)
1963 Navajo Lake Pictures Navajo Lake Message Forums Also known as: Navajo Reservoir
Navajo Lake offers a surprising and welcome expanse of water in northwestern New Mexico. The 15,600-acre reservoir stretches north into southwest Colorado, offering recreational opportunities to a large number of visitors and local residents. Two large state parks grace its banks, one in each state. ...
Conchas Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1940 Conchas Lake Pictures Conchas Lake stretches 11 miles southwest along the Conchas River, and about 14 miles along the South Canadian River in eastern New Mexico. Located northwest of Tucumcari, Conchas Lake offers varied shoreline, secluded coves, canyons, and sandy beaches. Although most of the 88 miles of shoreline is ...
Caballo Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1938 Caballo Lake Pictures Caballo Lake Message Forums Also known as: Caballo Reservoir
One of the little-known treasures in New Mexico's Southwest region is Caballo Lake. This 11,000-acre reservoir along the Rio Grande River escapes the notice paid to its popular nearby neighbor Elephant Butte Lake, but offers all of the natural beauty, fishing and boating fun of its busier companion ...
El Vado Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1935 Also known as: El Vado Reservoir
El Vado Lake, situated in New Mexico's northern mountains, is located west of Tierra Amarilla in Rio Arriba Counnty. Surrounded by acres of mixed juniper and sandstone formations, El Vado Lake is a delightful getaway. The lake stretches five miles, and has approximately 12 miles of shoreline. Recreational ...
Elephant Butte Lake
(New Mexico, USA)
1916 Elephant Butte Lake Pictures Elephant Butte Lake Message Forums Also known as: The Butte, Elephant Butte Reservoir
With limited lake options in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake is a popular destination for water enthusiasts and nature lovers alike in the Land of Enchantment. Nearly 40-miles long, it is a reservoir lake made from the damming of the Rio Grande River. Often referred to as The Butte, the reservoir has ...

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