Albuquerque, NM 87102
Heron Dam and reservoir are part of the San Juan Chama Project. The reservoir is on Willow Creek just above the point where Willow Creek enters the Chama River. Recreation at Heron Reservoir is managed by New Mexico State Parks under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The park headquarters can be reached at (505) 588-7470. The Park is open 24 hours. There is a visitor center containing interpretive exhibits. Fee area. No food service or lodging within park. Lodging available in Chama. Sailing club concessionaire. Year-round fishing for rainbow and lake trout. Kokanee salmon season Nov. 1-Jan. 31. West end of lake closed 6:00pm-12:00pm in winter when Department of Game and Fish employees gather kokanee spawn. Stream fishing downstream from dam. State fishing license and trout stamp required. Boating must conform to New Mexico regulations. Boating restrictions limit motors to "no wake" speed.
Map + Directions
Site is 14 miles south of principal town of Chama, New Mexico via U.S. 64 and State 95. Good road to park; good to fair roads within park.