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COCHITI AREA, NM

Cochiti Recreation Area is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico, within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Indian Reservation. The lake offers two public recreation areas: Cochiti on the west side of the lake and Tetilla Peak on the east side. Both sides offer spectacular...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Juniper Loop guests must bring a 100 foot hose; spigots are shared between sites
  • The campground does not meet accessibility standards
  • This is a no-wake lake
  • Check-in is between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • All camping units or vehicles must be registered
  • A campground attendant is on duty
  • No cutting of trees, dead or alive, is allowed
  • Ground fires are not permitted
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Cochiti Recreation Area is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico, within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Indian Reservation.

The lake offers two public recreation areas: Cochiti on the west side of the lake and Tetilla Peak on the east side. Both sides offer spectacular scenic views of the water and surrounding mountains.

The Cochiti Dam is one of the ten largest earth-fill dams in the United States, and also one of the largest in the world. The lake derives its name from the Indian Pueblo on the Cochiti Reservation.

Natural Features:

Cochiti Lake is in a high desert environment, and the dominant vegetation is desert scrubland.

There are many opportunities for wildlife viewing. Four osprey nesting platforms have been erected around the lake to provide nesting sites, as well as viewing opportunities. On the east side of the lake, deer, coyote and rabbit are often sighted.

Recreation:

Wind surfing is a favorite pastime for visitors. The lake is also a popular fishing spot for species such as bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, sunfish and trout.

Cochiti Recreation Area has a swim beach and playground for the convenience of families with children.

Facilities:

The campground consists of four loops. Juniper Loop campsites have electric hookups and some have water. Elk Run and Ringtail Loops are non-electric and have community water spigots. All sites in Buffalo Grove Loop have water and electric hookups.

The Cochiti Recreation Area and boat ramp are open year-round and are accessed by a paved road. The ramp has four concrete lanes for loading and unloading.

Nearby Attractions:

Cochiti Lake is five miles from Tent Rocks National Monument, which has fascinating geological formations.

Booking Window
Tue Sep 23 2014 - Thu Mar 19 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Beach Access
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.64167, -106.325
35°38'30"N, 106°19'30"W

From Albuquerque, New Mexico, take Interstate 25 north to exit 259. Turn west on State Route 22 and proceed through Pena Blanca to the park office and recreation area.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COCHITI AREA
82 DAM CREST RD
PENA BLANCA  NM  87041

Phone Number:

Information:  (505)465-0307
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