Abiquiú Lake & Dam

Santa Fe Region

Surrounded by red rock and high-desert terrain, Abiquiú Lake & Dam is a beautiful swimming spot. Facilities are managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. There's a $5 fee if you plan to take out your boat.

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