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Desert oasis

Although the lake levels are lower than average, this is still a place to come to refresh... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
766victoriao
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
This is a small lake that is hidden by a huge dam

The Corps of Engineers built a dam that could hold back a lake 25 times the size of this one. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
1234texas
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Corps of Engineers built a dam that could hold back a lake 25 times the size of this one. It appears to be a small fishing lake with an astonishing number of pads for RVs and campers. The vistas around the lake are beautiful....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The campground is large with several sections. Some with electric and others non-electric. We stayed in Ringtail Cat loop. It was non electric, but with great views of the lake. The campsites were paved. Ours was very level. We do not need electric because we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

On a road trip last fall from Denver to Arizona, we stopped to camp at cochiti Lake with our three dogs. We had the options of different hookups, and it was very open so we could choose a spot a little more quiet away from...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank SusieSlaughterhaus
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Tent camped here on a Saturday. Beautiful lake and surroundings. Several good places to fish, but it was a bit busy; because it was a weekend IMO. Lots of locals, families with kids, etc. Generally noisy, lots of loud talking, loud music, cursing, etc. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roger R
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My husband passed in Feb of this year. I had only spent 3 nights alone in a house my whole life up to that point and I'm in my 60's. Now I have had to learn to live alone but I had never taken a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
10  Thank abqkelli
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Although the lake levels are lower than average, this is still a place to come to refresh yourselves. This is a great place to come for the day. Bring an umbrella as there are no trees. The water is cool and access is easy. A...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 766victoriao
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We came over for a dip after hiking the Tent Rocks National Monument and it felt really good to get out of the heat. Couple of things that were strange - no drinking, you have to wear a life jacket, and the rangers are all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank blondi1517
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Excellent water recreation man made lake with a quiet, clean, spacious beach front. Beach offers some shelters with tables and a sizeable clean swimming area. Lake easily accommodates kayaks, moderate sized sail boats, and any non motorized water craft. Camping area across the road from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank borgcube85
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Garbage. While it is an Army Corp of Engineer site, it is garbage. Campground is just trashy, mostly without any hook-ups for those of you RVers. Facilities are filthy and lake is no wake throughout. If you can, keep going. We have. 40’ coach and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank John A
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Cochiti Lake in New Mexico - Army Core of Engineers. This was a 45 minute drive North from Albuquerque's west side for us. The lake offers two public recreation areas: Cochiti on the west side of the lake and Tetilla Peak on the east side....More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Stephanie W
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Yvonne N
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Response from Stephanie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes cochiti is currently open. However, reservations whether you call or go online will not allow you to reserve a spot on demand. You have to make reservations 3 days in advance. The campground does offer walk up spaces... More
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