Submission and Photos by EMNRD New Mexico State Parks | March 22, 2017
(Eagle Nest, NM) – Great news! Eagle Nest Lake State Park is now open to boating. “With the new fishing season upon us, we want to give boaters the opportunity to get back on the water,” said Park Manager Mark Sullivan. The courtesy docks are currently unavailable and will be installed as soon as possible.
Located on the Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway, Eagle Nest Lake State Park is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the high mountains of the Moreno Valley. Anglers are reminded they need to purchase a new fishing license for the 2017-2018 fishing season which will begin April 1st . “Visitors must know, however, that lake water temperatures are very cold and are at about 40 degrees. Visitors need to take proper precautions to minimize the chances of going into the water and should always wear their lifejackets,” Sullivan said.
State Park officials recommend you watch a video to learn steps to take if you fall into cold water. Check out “Cold Water Boot Camp USA: 1-10-1.”
To see more effects of cold water immersion, and the benefits of wearing a life jacket, access Cold-Water Boot Camp videos. Learn about safe boating by taking a FREE State approved boating course in class or online. Remember to check your vessel registration to ensure that it is current and have your Certificate of Number on your vessel before you go out on the water. For more information, visit us at www.nmparks.com or call 1-888-NMPARKS.