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Heron Lake Fishing Guide

Heron Lake is a 5900 acre lake located in Rio Arriba county, 157 miles from Albuquerque at an elevation of 7,186 ft and is designated as a "quiet lake" where boats operate at no-wake speeds only. Heron Lake is approximately 4 miles long and 3 miles wide and has two improved boat ramps. 

Heron is a fisherman's paradise and offers excellent year round Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon fishing and ice fishing is very popular in winter time.

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 

Directions to Heron Lake State Park

To get to Heron Lake State Park from Albuquerque, you'll wan to take I-25 North, on approach to Santa Fe take exit 282 and connect with 84/285 towards Espanola and take the US 84 North. Continue driving, two tenths of a mile north of Tierra Amarilla and turn West on NM 95 follow this for six miles to the lake.