you will love a trip to the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

Fishing at the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

New Mexico is a state filled with endless opportunities for adventure. If you’re on vacation in this incredible destination, you might feel overwhelmed with the wide range of amazing things to do. One spot you can’t miss while you’re here is the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area. Discover what this particular attraction has to offer and make plans today to spend some time here!

everything you need to know about the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

location and hours of the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

Found at 76 Sandia Lakes Road in Bernalillo, New Mexico, this spacious area is located just 20 minutes away from all the attractions of Albuquerque. During the summer (April 1- September 30) the park is open seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. During the winter (October 1- March 31), the park is open 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

things to do at the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

This expansive area encompasses approximately 58 acres, with 20 of them being acres of water! There are a total of three lakes that occupy the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area, each offering its own activities. Fishing is a favorite pastime here. One of the lakes is a catch-and-release spot, while the other two lakes allow you to take home up to 5 fish per day. If you need any gear, they have a fishing supply shop located on site so you can purchase anything you need for a relaxing afternoon of fishing. These lakes also provide fantastic kayaking and canoeing for those who love spending time out on the water.

events and weddings at the Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

This scenic spot provides the perfect, picturesque setting for a gorgeous wedding! If you or someone you know is recently engaged, be sure to take a look at their wedding availability. Have the ceremony of your dreams at the Sandia Lakes Pavilion, a venue that includes seating for 200, outdoor grills, full commercial kitchen, shuttle service, restrooms, and much more. A Sandia Lakes wedding is truly a dream come true- just imagine reciting your vows as the sun sets beyond the lake. This is also an ideal place for a birthday party, family reunion, or other formal event.

where to stay during your adventures in New Mexico

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Now that you’ve gotten a taste of what you can experience in New Mexico, start making your vacation plans today! While you’re here, be sure to find in the finest accommodations possible so you can enjoy your trip to the fullest. Stay with us at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town, a historic bed and breakfast in Albuquerque. We offer lovely rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality to guarantee you have a wonderful time here. Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our cozy inn. Our beautiful oasis in New Mexico is waiting for you, so check our availability and book your stay today!

To learn more about the many things to do in Albuquerque, such as visiting the nearby Sandia Lakes Recreation Area, request our free Vacation Guide!

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