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Navajo Lake, a 15,600-acre, 35-mile-long reservoir on the San Juan River that straddles the New Mexico and Colorado border, is the centerpiece of Navajo State Park. While most of the lake lies in New Mexico, the Colorado side includes about 3,000 watery acres. The 5,087-acre state park is one of southwestern Colorado’s busiest recreation areas, with over 300,000 visitors bringing sailboats, house boats, and motor boats to explore this scaled-down version of Lake Powell. Steady winds on the lake make for great sailing and windsurfing. Anglers reel in catfish, crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, rainbow trout, northern pike, and kokanee salmon, while hikers explore rocky coves, tenters and RVers camp on bluffs above the lake, and nature lovers observe wildlife.
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Recommended season(s): Year-round
—Stewart M. Green