Lake Farmington offers outdoor lovers a variety of adventures within the city limits! The lake is open year-round for fishing and seasonally to electric and non-motorized watercraft. 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.
Main Street/NM 516, Farmington, NM
Lake Farmington is a popular fishing spot, year-round. Species in the 250-acre lake include rainbow trout, largemouth bass, catfish and even pike. The lake is open to the public from 6:00am to 10:00pm. For New Mexico fishing regulations and license information, visit New Mexico Game and Fish or call (888) 248-6866. A New Mexico fishing license can be purchased online. Lake Farmington official rules, as set by the City of Farmington. are also available online.
Share pictures of your Lake Farmington fishing adventure and you could win $100 and a variety of fun prizes in the Flash Your Fish Challenge!
There are three easy ways to enter the contest:
Winners will be selected at random and announced on Visit Farmington Facebook page and on Instagram via Jolt Your Journey. Winner announcements will be made the first Friday of the month. May winner will be announced June 2nd, June winner on July 7th, July winner on August 4th and the August winner on September 1st.
Night fishing is allowed at Lake Farmington. To fish at the lake after the standard operating hours (6:00am to 10:00pm) the $5 lake access fee must be paid before gates close at 10:00pm. An additional $5.00 per person for a night fishing permit is also required. Please note that camping, campfires and fishing from watercraft are not permitted at night. Review the Lake Farmington Rules for additional information.
Lake Farmington is open to electric and non-motorized boating. The 2017 boating season will run from April 15 to October 29. Watercraft must be inspected before launched into the lake. The Boat Inspection Station will be open from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Watercraft passes are available at the lake after boat inspection. Boat inspection is free and there is no additional watercraft cost after the daily or seasonal lake fee is paid.
Visit the Paddle Shack at Lake Farmington for your kayak and paddle board needs! Single, double and triple kayaks - as well as paddle boards- are available for rent. Rental prices include watercraft, life jacket and paddles and are $10 per hour for single kayaks and paddle boards. $15 per hour for double kayaks and $20 per hour for triple kayaks. Call (505) 320-7274 for details and to schedule your rental.
A section of Lake Farmington, The Beach, is open for swimming. The Beach is a fun and safe area for swimming! Life guards are on duty, there are also lap lanes, water slides, a water trampoline and several fun water play features. The Beach is open seven days a week from May 27 to August 12. It will be open weekends only from August 13 thru September 4th. Hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm.
Lake access fees will go into effect April 15, 2017. The daily or seasonal fee will be collected at the main entrance from 7:00am to7:00pm. Access after hours must be paid via the self-pay station. Visit the City of Farmington's website for additional information.
Lake Farmington, shown as Farmington Lake or Beeline Reservoir on some maps, is located east of Farmington on Main Street/NM 516. The turn off for Lake Farmington is accessed from NM 516/Main Street, across the street from the Farmington Flea Market. PLEASE NOTE: Google Maps and MapQuest directions list a route via Flora Vista, Road 3535 and Road 3544. We do not recommend this route. If you need assistance with directions contact the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau (505) 326-7602 or 800-448-1240.