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Bluewater Lake SP has changed their operating hours to as follows:
Site Entrance gate hours for Bluewater Lake during the summer, April 1st to Oct 31st are 6 am -9 pm. Entrance gate hours for the winter, Nov 1st to March 31st are 7 am to 5pm. Any arrivals after the scheduled hourly closure will not be able to get to sites until the next morning. If you are unable to arrive to the campground within the time frame provided please park outside the gate entrance in the provided parking area until the following morning.

ATTENTION:For the two group shelters, the check in/out time is: 9:00 am / 8:00 am.

New Mexico is beginning our Outdoor Recreation Plan and needs your input! The plan will:
  • Address the state and nation's outdoor recreation trends and their economic impacts
  • Inventory the state's resources and address how best to protect them
  • Help determine the state's priorities for awarding federal funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Day Passes - Important Information
Day Use Pass Entrance Permits should be printed and placed on your dashboard so that it is visible to Park Rangers at all times. Failure to display the permit could result in a citation. If you are unable to print your permit, please proceed immediately to a self-pay station in the park and follow the instructions found there for filling out a Self Pay Permit.

Please note that the fee breakdown is as follows:
$5 for facility day use and $.35 for the facility reservation fee

Bluewater Lake camping trips are easy to plan with ReserveAmerica. Bluewater Lake campground reservations can be made online. Click one of the links below to see available campsites at Bluewater Lake or day pass availability.