Santa Cruz Lake
Recreation Area - New Mexico
Thirty miles north of Santa Fe, NM , the snow-fed waters of the Rio del Medio and the Rio Frijoles begin a 2,000-mile journey and a 7,000-foot descent to the Gulf of Mexico. For a time they gather at Santa Cruz Lake at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Chimayo, behind the 125-foot Santa Cruz Dam. Built in 1929 by the Santa Cruz Irrigation District, the dam is 535 feet across and 90 feet deep at the overflowing spillway. The lake covers 121 surface acres with water in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, providing recreational opportunities for anglers, picnickers, campers, and boat lovers alike. The scenic lake at base of Sangre de Cristo mountains offers boating, fishing, hiking and camping.
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Santa Fe MVUM - East 2022
Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the Eastern area of Santa Fe National Forest (NF) in New Mexico. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
BLM New Mexico - Recreation Guide
New Mexico Public Lands Recreation Guide. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).