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Beauty in the desert.

I came to fly fish the San Juan River below the Navajo Lake though I did spend a bit of time on the... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Good fishing and decent campsites

Stayed a week at the Rosa campground. Quick, easy access to the lake from most sites. Not many... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
Jackson, Wyoming
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1448 Highway 511 Unit 1, Navajo Dam, NM 87419-9713
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

I came to fly fish the San Juan River below the Navajo Lake though I did spend a bit of time on the dam above the lake. It is a scenic stop and I plan to spend some time on the lake at my next...More

1  Thank MaxRoadster
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The river and canyon land were great for judging a AKC retriever performance event. But really this is a world class fly fishing Mecca. We only saw a small portion of the park but in Oct it was absolutely beautiful with the autumn yellow cottonwoods...More

3  Thank Dale L
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This lake is so beautiful so fun it is the best lake in new Mexico miles better than elephant butte the camping sites are great the marina is exceptional wish we could go every year but from where we live it's a 6 hour drive...More

2  Thank Sarrahh7
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We spent four nights at the Cottonwoods Campground at Navajo Lake State Park. It is south of the lake on the San Jaun river near the town of Navajo Dam. The campground is a little removed from the main park but that makes it all...More

3  Thank E Shane S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Great Smallmouth Bass fishing on a beautiful lake! Hire a guide to take you out on these clear, pristine waters!

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Stayed a week at the Rosa campground. Quick, easy access to the lake from most sites. Not many mature trees near the campsites makes shade tough, especially with the persistent wind. Caught catfish and pike from the shore and boat. Will go back.

1  Thank orngjuce
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went to try and fish in the lake but it's mainly geared for boat fishing. We couldn't find anywhere to fish on shore. The views were simply amazing though.

2  Thank dmbmonkey311
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Big campsites by the river. Great place to get unhooked and enjoy nature. Most people were fly fishing. We visited the sites in a 3 hour radius. Aztec Village is close by for shopping and restaurants. Early April's weather was from snow to 70 degrees....More

1  Thank Kay Y
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The views are beautiful and our first day was very pleasant. Shoreline was pretty. The second night was very noisy until quite late, maybe midnight. No one seemed to do anything about it. The bathroom in the lowest campground is out of service for maintenance...More

2  Thank SubmitReviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

I would come back here again and again if I lived closer. The campsites are the best, and have incredible views of the lake. We were caught in a downpour for a few hours, but after the rain was done it was gorgeous out. Park...More

2  Thank hotelmagellaninn
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Londyn C
5 May 2018|
Response from Dale L | Reviewed this property |
Truthfully can't answer as we were only on the river below dam but there are boat launch areas at the reservoir and most certain that swimming would be possible? I would check out the state park web site for more information.
Jim C
17 September 2016|
Response from mountains74 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on Carrier and it's spotty
Jim C
17 September 2016|
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Response from Leslie N | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Cottonwood, have ATT, had 1-2 bars at the river where we fished. I heard other carriers are better.