Abiquiú Lake is has approximately
5000 surface acres in which about 2,000 acres of former Ghost Ranch land. It
is the second of three dams constructed on the
Chama River watershed between
1935 and 1972. Abiquiu Dam is one
of our country's highest earthfill dams. Towering 338 feet above the Rio Chama
stream bed and stretching out 1,540 feet.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass are available in the reservoir as well as
Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Kokanee Salmon, Channel Catfish with an occasional White
Crappie, Bluegill, and Brown Trout being caught.
The lake has
recreation facilities for picnicking, walking, swimming, boating and camping. Camping at Riana
Campground include excellent facilities surrounded by red sandstone cliffs and
Directions: Abiquiu Lake is about 7 miles north of Abiquiu, on US84 to NM155,
southeast on NM155.