NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Two New Mexico lakes are now closed to boating due to unsafe conditions. Recent winter weather conditions have created unsafe lake surface conditions resulting in the temporary closure of Bluewater Lake and Eagle Nest Lake to boating and ice fishing. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, State Parks Division reports that the lakes are currently closed to all watercraft including canoes, kayaks, inflatables, and all types of motorboats.
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The department states in a news release that park staff will continue to monitor ice conditions for ice fishing. Officials report that while boat ramp access is closed, the parks continue to remain open for day use and camping.
Additionally, hiking trails are open at the park. Updated lake conditions can be found online on the Bluewater park’s webpage and by calling the park office at 505-876-2391 or at the Eagle Nest State Park’s webpage or park office at 575-377-1594.