Sandia Lakes Recreation Area, Bernalillo

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  • Reverse the price increase was $20 for 5 fish last year now $20 for 4 fish Stock more often, many times a week or two after stocking the fishing is pathetic, then not restocked for another 30 days...  more »
  • Decided to visit Sandia Lakes today February 17th 2020. Arrived only to find it closed until further notice for Restoration. Should have really checked this out on the website before visiting!  more »
  • My husband and I just moved here from Michigan and not being from around here we weren’t sure where to go, so a co-worker of mine suggested we should go check out Sandia Lake. BIG MISTAKE!! As we...  more »
  • Want to fish? Take a peaceful walk or jog? Join in events such as the Water Lantern Festival? Go to Sandia Lakes Recreation Area then! Aptly named, this place affords its visitors a breathtaking view of the Sandia Mountains, and there are three lakes in which one can enjoy. Another plus? Indoor bathrooms placed throughout the park! There are several covered seating areas as well (perfect for a picnic, a first date, time with family, or an outdoor venue to use as an exercise start or stopping point), and PLENTY of parking. I recommend this place to New Mexico natives and visitors to the state as well.
  • We enjoyed a company picnic here. It was a beautiful evening in their pavilion with bathrooms, grass areas and playground, kitchen, and outdoor grills. Very clean and great views of the Sandia mountains! Very well maintained and reasonably priced for the event.
  • Shady lakes is a great place to fish with kids. They are well stocked , kids are guaranteed a catch. The area is beautiful with mature trees ponds and staff are friendly. No fishing license needed, but he ready to pay for what you catch!
  • There are some decent fish here. A supply shop and a good walking path if you want to excercise. Beginner level
  • Was nice 4 neice's wedding, Except! During vows someone decided to Mow The Grass! WTH? Lol, not too cool. Yes I laughed then I didn't.....Most Got a bit distracted. Other than that it was a really cute place with them big ole trees out in the open under a blue blue sky. Pretty.

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