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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  • One of the best places I have ever gone camping. Fish were biting in the lake (there is a creek you can fish in too). The lake is small but good fishin! The campground has a toddler park, pit toilets ...  more »
  • Arrival by car is worth 5 dollars. All offers for picnic and recreation. You cannot swim, but you can fish. Many boats with fishermen's catch. Around the pleasant stroll. By the way, the Lake was by human hands, just put the seawall. If you drive a little farther down the road, you can find a place for the free children's fishing. It seems every child possible pick up no more than 5 fish regardless of size and weight.
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  • For this time of year the fishing is good but the crowds are thick especially on the weekends, we arrived just as the sun was lighting up the lake we heard a coyote yipping on the east side of the lak...  more »
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  • Best early Spring or Fall for fishing. Nice scenery, close to Valles Caldera Preserve. Camping sites and public bathrooms available.
  • Good place for peace , fresh air and time to relax n catch fish. 👍
  • Great place to take the family if you want to go fishing camping or just enjoy the outdoors
  • So wonderful! Bring works as bait and you'll get bites. Kids under 12 can fish without a license. There's a wonderful path back in the campground.
  • Beautiful! One of my favorites so far in New Mexico!
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