Fenton Lake State Park, Jemez Springs

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Fenton Lake State Park is a state park of New Mexico, USA, located 33mi north of San Ysidro, in the Jemez Mountains. The 37acre lake is a popular fishing destination.It was featured as a filming location (showing the splash-landing of an alien spacecraft) in the 1976 movie The Man Who Fell to Earth.
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  • Fenton Lake is a beautiful spot, great for a day out and picnic. We did not catch any fish but had a wonderful day!  more »
  • Fenton Lake is a little gem in Jemez. It is basically a fishing lake. Kayaking and canoeing also. Popular for day fishing and picnics. Great camping sites that are well developed. There is a small RV....  more »
  • I mindlessly allowed my on-board GPS "guide me" to fenton Lake State Park from Albuquerque, NM. What a big mistake. I immediately uestioned turning off of Hwy 4 onto State Route 485. This road soon...  more »
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  • So awesome just like the ride up there...
  • We had a great time camping here! Thing fancy, but they do a lot to keep the bathrooms clean. The camping spots are very spread out. We will return as often as we can!
  • I love this small lake. No Boating, or Swimming. This lake is full of Beavers and Beaver Dams.I love to watch them swim and carry pieses of wood to build their damns. Yes there are baby beaver swimming around too.
  • Beautiful and lots of trout. Trout, at least this day, were smaller and more stocked size. Not as crowded during the week and lots of stream fishing areas if interested and in the Jemez.
  • Love this place.. fishing always good, scenery gorgeous, roads suck, but oh well. Spend lots of time there in the summer and fall...

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