Surrounded by the stunning Jemez Mountains, Fenton Lake State Park provides a calming mountain atmosphere where you can relax and unwind. Gorgeous ponderosa pine trees line the beautiful Lake Fenton, helping to preserve the park's private atmosphere. Fenton Lake State Park attracts campers, hikers, and even children throughout the year.
Those who like to fish have a wonderful time in Fenton Lake State Park, with the lake being regularly stocked with rainbow trout and brown trout throughout the calendar year. Fishing can only be done on this body of water provided you have both brought your equipment and procured a fishing license from the New Mexico Fish and Boat offices.
Your canine is more than welcome to accompany you on the shoreline, as long as they are kept on a sturdy leash no longer than six feet. While ice fishing also exists here, it tends not to be nearly as popular as summertime fishing, which means you can usually find yourself a spot without issue if you are interested. Looking to stretch those legs? There are two miles of interpretive trails here, most of which are covered in small, compacted gravel.
These trails do not provide much of a challenge and are mainly here to access the multiple sightseeing platforms speckled throughout Fenton Lake State Park. Make sure to pause several times throughout your journey to catch several rare bird species floating overhead. Your dog can come with you on your hike, provided they stay leashed up throughout the trip.
A canine station exists at the main entrances, so make sure to grab a couple of baggies in case you dog leaves anything behind. While a boat ramp exists on Fenton Lake, no motorized watercraft are allowed on the water. All water-fairing craft must be licensed before entering the water. Park officials ask that canines be kept out of the lake at all times.