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Fishing At Heron Lake

AKA: Heron Reservoir

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Fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout and kokanee salmon at Heron Lake in New Mexico.

A local favorite cold-water lake, Heron Lake is a 5,900-acre lake offering good trout fishing and kokanee salmon fishing. In winter when there is safe ice, decent ice fishing opportunities also exist. At an elevation over 7,000 feet the lake is located in the north-central part of the state, at Tierra Amarilla. About 35 miles of shoreline can be explored by boat, and much of the lake can be accessed for fishing from the bank. Four boat launch ramps and four docks are available to assist boat owners. Canoes and kayaks can be portaged from several convenient locations around the lake. Local fishing guides offer a variety of package deals.

Primary fish species residing in Heron Lake

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Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon

Heron Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Heron Lake State Park Campground - 575 588-7470

Heron Lake NM Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Heron Lake State Park
M885+6H
La Puente, New Mexico
575 588-7470

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