Make some New Mexico waves when you visit Farmington! With three rivers and four lakes - Farmington is an oasis for water lovers. Whether you're looking for a little relaxation on the water, heart-pounding excitement or even a little of both, you're sure to find it here. We encourage you to plan time to splash, fish, paddle and swim a little while visiting Farmington and discover the natural resources that have fostered a community of outdoor lovers and active families.
Paddlers in canoes, kayaks or on standup paddleboards will discover that the river and lakes surrounding Farmington offer a variety of aquatic adventures. Lake Farmington is known for calm waters and is popular for relaxing floats, sunrise/sunset SUP, technique training and paddling beginners. Navajo Lake offers 150 miles of shore-line and stunning canyons to explore at paddling speed. If you are looking for something more adventurous we suggest kayaking the Animas White Water Park in Farmington. No matter which body of water you choose you are bound to encounter enchanting geology, abundant bird and wild life and a community of friendly outdoor lovers and active families!
River rafting and kayaking allows people of all ages and varied abilities to experience the serenity of calm water or the challenge of maneuvering whitewater. The rivers, and lakes, surrounding Farmington offer opportunities for such aquatic adventures. The Animas and San Juan rivers in San Juan County offer half-day to multi-day paddling adventures. A local effort has been launched to map the paddle trails that locals are familiar with. San Juan County hosts the Four Corners Paddle Trails Map, perfect for visitors looking for put ins and take outs.
Want to plan some time in the water, but don’t have your own equipment? No need to worry in Farmington. Our members have you covered, you can rent everything you need for an exhilarating time. For all your watercraft needs, contact these facilities:
Animas Outdoors LLC
Bike and tube rentals Friday - Sunday
400 Scott Ave, Farmington, NM
Outdoor Equipment Rental Center
4601 College Blvd, Farmington NM
Navajo Lake Marina
1448 NM 511, Navajo Dam, NM
The following companies and attractions are waiting to help you discover your outdoor adventure!
400 Scott Avenue Farmington, New Mexico
During the summer, explore Farmington's River Walk Trails on bike and or tube the Animas River - with Animas Outdoors! This family owned business offers river tube rentals, shuttle service and bike rentals to help you enjoy the beauty of Animas and Berg Park.
Berg Park, Farmington, NM
Right at the heart of Farmington you will find Animas and Berg Parks. Amidst the river walk trails and parks you will discover the Animas River Whitewater Park. This is the perfect stop for those looking to tube, kayak or raft the Animas River.
1151 N. Sullivan Ave. Farmington, NM 87401
The Farmington Aquatic Center provides indoor water recreation for the whole family, year round!
1701 N Dustin Ave., Farmington, NM 87401
In the summer of 2019, visitors to Bisti Bay at Brookside Park can enjoy the lazy river, an in-pool playground, spray features, areas to play aquatic volleyball and basketball, rentable party pavilions, on-site food truck and three lap lanes (open during lap swim). Water slides to open summer of 2020. The pool is open daily through Labor Day.
436 Hwy 170, Farmington, NM
Jackson Lake is a popular fishing, kayaking and wildlife viewing spot with locals. The lake sits amidst 840 acres of the Jackson Lake Wildlife Area.
Main Street/NM 516, Farmington, NM
Lake Farmington offers outdoor lovers a variety of adventures within the city limits! The lake is open year-round for fishing and camping, and seasonally for boating and swimming. Visit The Beach at Lake Farmington for swimming and make time to explore the mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding trails. Bird watching is also a popular activity at Lake Farmington. A variety of hummingbirds, eagles, hawks and heron frequent this city oasis.
221 Highway 511 Blanco, NM
Enjoy a day of catch and release fly fishing along this privately owned section of the San Juan River. Make time to explore the disc golf course and art gallery!
1448 NM 511 NBU #6 Navajo Dam, NM 87419
505-632-3245 or 800-582-5687
Navajo Lake Marina is your one stop shop for all Navajo Lake adventures! Located on the southern end of the reservoir, in the Pine Site of Navajo Lake State Park, this marina offers guide service, boat rentals, a supply store, restaurant and much more.
36 Road 4110 Unit 1, Navajo Dam, NM 87419
Navajo Lake State Park is the ultimate playground for adventurers with 150 miles of shoreline and over 280 days of sunshine and spectacular scenery.
4601 College Blvd., Farmington NM
The San Juan College Equipment Rental Facility offers you the opportunity to rent equipment to get you out on the trail, on the water, or in the mountains. Best of all, they offer it for the best price in the Four Corners! The experienced OERC staff can offer great ideas for places to raft, bike, backpack or climb. Hours of operation: Monday and Thursday 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lake Farmington, Main Street/NM 516, Farmington, NM
Cool off this summer with a trip to The Beach at Lake Farmington. This family-friendly oasis offers sandy beaches, lap lanes, play areas, water slides, a trampoline, kayaks and paddleboard rentals. The Beach at Lake Farmington is a must for your summer play list!
Navajo Route 36, 15 miles west of Farmington, NM on Hwy. 64
Morgan Lake offers fantastic windsurfing and boating opportunities year-round. This 1,200 acre lake is located on the Navajo Reservation.
River rafting in Durango, Colorado is an unforgettable experience! Mountain Waters Rafting is here to safely share this experience with you. For rates, to schedule a trip or for more information call or visit www.durangorafting.com.