Page title

Click here to add a short description




Page subtitle

Located on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Eagle Nest Lake is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the high mountains of the Moreno Valley. This lake is regularly stocked with trout and salmon. Anglers can fish from the banks or by boat and ice fish in the winter. At 8,300 feet in elevation, the park offers a cool retreat from the summer heat for fisherman, boaters, campers, hikers and wildlife enthusiasts. A 9-basket disc golf course is located near the visitor center and is playable year round. An abundance of animals make Eagle Nest Lake an ideal location for wildlife viewing.

For park information, visit: Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Learn More



Click here to add a short description



The Cimarron River flows through this narrow, forested canyon, located near Eagle Nest on the 

Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. The park offers beautiful views, interesting geology, quiet camping, fly fishing, 

hiking and equestrian trails. The wildlife viewing opportunities are amazing, as the park sits at the center of the 

Colin Neblett Wildlife Management Area. For park information, visit Cimarron Canyon State Park


FRIENDS of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks hosts a variety of events throughout the year for children and adults.  Check the schedule and mark your calendar.

Learn More

Join Friends

FRIENDS of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks is a group of volunteers assisting with events/activities that enhance and promote Park use at Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon 

State Parks.

Learn More


FRIENDS hosts monthly meetings to coordinate and plan activities.  Join FRIENDS and become an active member. 

We welcome your enthusiasm and new ideas.

Learn More

Latest News

An ongoing series of informational entries

Eagle Nest Lake is open for ice fishing.

Effective date: 12/31/2019.
Ice conditions/depth: average of 7.5" depth clear ice.
Date of last measurement: 12/31/2019 - ongoing

  • Do not fish alone. Before you leave shore, inform someone of your destination and expected time of return. 
  • Lifejackets save lives. Always wear a lifejacket (personal floatation device) 
  • Be aware of and prepared for weather conditions. Dress in layers and wear thermal underwear, fleece or wool, and wind and waterproof outerwear, especially for feet, hands and head. Take extra clothes, food, water, etc.
  • Keep fishing holes small and few. When drilling fishing holes with an ice auger, keep the diameter under eight inches. Bigger holes are not necessary to land fish and can create a safety hazard for others. 
  • Watch your step. Avoid ice fishing near feeder streams or known springs, brush, logs, plants, or docks, multiple ice cracks or ice that is popping or otherwise audible, and dark colored ice that may be weak. Ice spikes are recommended for self-rescue. 
  • Spread out. Too many people congregated in one area may be more than the ice can safely support. Disperse weight and fishing holes.
For more information, visit the New Mexico State Parks website.




Eagle Nest Lake State Park                       Cimarron Canyon State Park

Visitor Center                                             Visitor Center 

42 Marina Way                                           28869 Highway 64

Eagle Nest NM 87718                                  Eagle Nest NM 87718

[email protected]

Note: This website is not part of ENMRD's or the Divisions domain and is operated independently by FRIENDS.