Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

Camping

On August 28th we will be opening back up with dry RV parking available.  We can’t wait to see you!

Below is some information regarding our RV camping:

  • Camping available Thursday – Saturday
  • Fishing available Friday – Sunday
  • Will be stocked with Catfish prior to opening
  • 4:00 PM Check-in; 11:00 AM Check-out
  • $55 per night Class A, $45 per night Class B/C
  • Propane grills only
  • Dry camping (no hookups or dumping available)
  • No tents, dogs, open fires or outside alcohol

To make reservations please call (505) 771-5190 and Press option 6.

All guests will be required to observe COVID safe practices, and will be asked to sign an acknowledgement upon arrival

Sandia Lakes has been in its present location for over three decades. Owned and operated by the Pueblo of Sandia, it sits on 58 acres of the Rio Grande Bosque with approximately 20 acres of surface water. The Sandia Lakes staff takes pride in their excellent customer service, and in maintaining a clean healthy environment for their guests, as well as the wildlife that makes Sandia Lakes its home.

505-771-5190

76 Sandia Lakes Road
Bernalillo, NM 87004

 

SUMMER SCHEDULE:

 

 Starting August 28th

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 FRIDAY through SUNDAY

  In compliance with the State of New Mexico’s Covid 19 guidelines and restrictions, Sandia Lakes is enforcing the following NM State Policy:

 The public health order has been amended to restrict out-of-state visitors at New Mexico state parks. Visitors to state parks must demonstrate proof of residency or will not be permitted entry beginning Monday, July 13, 2020. Visitors must show one of the following to demonstrate residency: a valid New Mexico license plate, New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, New Mexico vehicle registration, federal document attesting to residency, or military identification.

 WINTER SCHEDULE:

OCTOBER 1st through MARCH 31st
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

FRIDAY through SUNDAY
CLOSED MONDAY through THURSDAY

 

 FISH CLEANING STATION AND STORE CLOSING HOURS ARE 1 HOUR PRIOR TO LAKE CLOSING HOURS.

 

  SANDIA LAKES is OPEN on
 most Federal Holidays falling on Monday & Tuesday – please call ahead to be sure

 

 SANDIA LAKES is CLOSED on
Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Day | New Years Day

 

 

Fishing & Visitors Prices

FISHING PRICES

 ADULT  (Age 12+)                  $20             4 Fish Limit

SENIOR (Age 60+)                   $16            3 Fish Limit

YOUTH  (Age 11 & under)     $13             2 Fish Limit

MILITARY                                 $16             3 Fish Limit    

CATCH & RELEASE

  ALL Ages                                $12

 VISITOR FEES (Non-fishing Guests)

 Ages 4 & under                   FREE

Ages 5-11                              $2

Ages 12+                               $4

 

Must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but, due to the coin shortage the country is currently experiencing we here at the lakes are respectfully asking anyone who comes to enjoy the lakes please bring exact change or credit/debit cards to pay for your purchases.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Fishing

SANDIA LAKES proudly features three lakes which are stocked regularly with Rainbow Trout in the winter and spring and Channel Catfish in summer and fall.  We also offer a private Catch and Release lake for fly fishermen who prefer a quiet surrounding.  All lakes have shade structures and full-service handicapped accessible restrooms nearby.  Convenient fish cleaning stations are available for use.

CATCH AND HARVEST FISHING
Harvest fish from the two larger lakes on our property, Lakes #1 and #2. These lakes follow these rules: NO CATCH AND RELEASE; you may use flies, lures, or bait; No live bait other than worms allowed; 2nd rod permit available (see sales associate)

CATCH AND RELEASE FISHING
If you’re more interested in the Sport of fishing then we have the ticket. This program is unique to Sandia Lakes and Albuquerque. You can choose to catch and release on Lake #3 only for a great deal. Lake #3 will retain some of our largest fish. This Lake follows State Quality Water rules which includes the use of single barbless hooks on flies and lures only, no bait of any kind and each angler mush have a set of forceps and a landing net.

POCKET TOURNAMENTS
Be on the lookout for our unique “Pocket Tournaments”. They’ve been very successful with average payouts $300.00 for 1st place, $200.00 for 2nd place, and $100.00 to 3rd place. Make sure you inquire regarding the next scheduled tournament.

TAG TOURNAMENTS
Tagged fish will be stocked at least twice a year, once during each fishing season. During the tournament time, you can win great prizes for catching a tagged fish. Prizes include cash, ranging from $20 to $500, merchandise from our shop and free fishing permits!

Weddings, Parties, Reunions, Events

SANDIA LAKES PAVILION

Sandia Lakes Recreation Area has the perfect first class outdoor venue for any upcoming events.  From weddings to company picnics to family reunions to church functions, the Pavilion is the picture-perfect outdoor venue.

  • Accommodates over 200 guests
  • Private and Covered
  • Full Commercial Kitchen
  • 2 Large Built-in Outdoor Grills
  • Full Service Restrooms
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outside Catering Permitted
  • Shuttle Service to/from Sandia Resort & Casino
  • Perfect for Any Occasion in Any Season

The Sandia Lakes Pavilion rests on a carpet of lush green grass and among the Cottonwood trees of the Rio Grande Bosque with a  majestic vista of the beautiful Sandia Mountains serving as a backdrop. Photos will capture the stunning Southwest sunset illuminating the mountains. A crystal clear, private lake full of local wildlife covers the foreground.

PRICING & BOOKING FOR THE PAVILION

2020 Prices breakdown

Prices do not include tax.

FAMILY, FRIENDS & SPECIAL MOMENTS

If you are planning a smaller sized party, reservations can be made for the use of areas around our public lakes. For a small fee you can have a special spot on the lakes roped and reserved just for your party.

Please call the Sandia Lakes office to check availability for your events.  TEL:  505 – 771 – 5190

THE BAIT SHOP - Retail Shop

SANDIA LAKES Bait shop has everything you need for fishing or a simple outing with family and friends.

– Full line of bait, worms, lures and flies
– Full line of important tackle including rods, replacement reels, hooks and fishing tools
– Cold beverages, ice and snacks
– Great selection of adult beverages
– Hats, t-shirts, cups and more…

Rules
  • No outside alcohol allowed
  • No charcoal grills allowed
  • No pets allowed

Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

Sandia Resort and Casino