Bluewater Lake State Park, New Mexico Camping & Hiking

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30 Bluewater lake State Park Rd.
Prewitt, NM 87045
Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website.



Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

New Mexico Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

New Mexico Hiking Trails

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Bluewater Lake State Park was established in 1955. Bluewater and Cottonwood Creeks feed the lake. This serene lake, located 25 miles west of Grants, is set in a pinon-juniper landscape with views towards the 3,000 acres of wilderness on the north flank of the Zuni Mountains. A forest of cottonwoods, pinon, and juniper surrounds the lake. From Pinon Hills Campground, take the trail to the overlook above the historic 1920s Bluewater Creek Dam, which is an arched concrete dam that was privately built.

Explore the history of Bluewater Lake at the park’s Visitor Center where you will be greeted by park staff and volunteers. Learn about Navajo Native American culture, history, artifacts and native wild horses. Domestic horseback riding is allowable throughout the park’s 2,500 acres.

Bluewater Lake is internationally recognized for its fishing. Not just any fishing “ you™ll find some of the best Tiger Muskie, Rainbow Trout and Channel Catfish fishing at Bluewater Lake!
Make a reservation on the New Mexico State Parks reservation website.