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Bluewater Lake State Park

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This serene lake, located 25 miles west of Grants, is set in a pinon-juniper landscape with views towards the Zuni Mountains.

The park offers camping, hiking, birding, horseback riding and fishing. And not just any fishing – you’ll find some of the best tiger muskie fishing at Bluewater Lake!

Park Elevation 7,554 ft

New Mexico lakes and reservoirs have blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Under certain conditions blue-green algae can produce toxins that have been linked to human and animal illnesses. Blue-green algae blooms can occur anytime, but most often occur in late summer or early fall. Not every algae bloom result in a toxic condition. Toxic events are not predictable, and you cannot tell if a bloom is toxic by looking at it. Please avoid areas where algae, foam, or other substances appear to be. Do not swim or ingest water in these areas and keep your pets away from these areas as well. Thank you!


  • Boating:
    • Motorized
    • Non-motorized
    • Canoe/kayak/Board
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Sailing
    • Water Skiing
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Guides at Bluewater
  • Picnicking
  • Trails:
    • 0.25 Miles
    • Hiking
  • Wildlife Viewing
    • Birding


  • Beach
  • Boating Facilities:
    • Boat Dock
    • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Facilities:
    • 149 Developed Campsites
    • 14 Electric Sites
    • Water in Campground
    • RV Dump Station
    • Group Campsites
  • Primitive Camping:
    • Beach Camping
    • Boat-in Camping
  • Restrooms:
    • Restrooms with water
    • Showers
    • Vault Toilets (no water)
  • Group Facilities:
    • 2 Group Picnic Shelters
    • Group Camping
  • Playground
  • Visitor Center


30 Bluewater State Park Road
Prewitt, NM 87045


Mark Brown
Park Superintendent

(Check Park Alerts for changes)

April 1st to Oct 30th
6am to 9pm  
Nov 1st to Mar 31st 
7am to 5pm