Bluewater Lake, NM: An RVer’s Serene Getaway

Whether you’re into fishing, boating, camping, or plain old sight-seeing, Bluewater State Park and neighboring Cibola National Forest make up over one and a half million acres combined. You could spend every summer here for a decade and never have the same adventure twice.

A little out of the way from Leisure Time RV if you’re an Oklahoma resident, but worth the drive, Bluewater Lake, bordering both Thoreau and Prewitt, New Mexico, is one of the most peaceful, beautiful places to visit if you find yourself in the Southwest looking for a cool place to set up camp.

The lake itself is stocked for fishing with plenty of catfish and rainbow trout. There are swimming holes to be found surrounding the lake, although swimming in the lake itself is not recommended in the colder months. In the winter, the lake actually freezes over, allowing for ice-fishing. If you’re not from the Southwest, you may be surprised to find just how snowy it gets in New Mexico in the winter. The high altitude contribute to the lake’s freezing later in the year.

The lake covers a surface area of 1,200 square acres, so there’s plenty of space to cruise if you like to hitch a motorboat to the back of your RV. There are camping spots all throughout Bluewater and Cibola, and a number of RV hookups, but no full-fledged RV camp, so if you plan on going too deep into Cibola to camp, you may want to plan around that.

You can find Bluewater and Cibola in the Zuni Mountains, 40 miles West of the town of Grants. If you find yourself traveling to Albuquerque or Gallup for any reason, it’s only an afternoon’s drive away, and relatively near the Four Corners of Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico.

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