Cool off this summer with a trip to The Beach at Lake Farmington. This family-friendly oasis offers groomed sandy beaches, lap lanes, play areas, water slides, trampoline and is patroled by life guards. The Beach at Lake Farmington is a must for your summer play list!
Lake Farmington, Main Street/NM 516, Farmington, NM
The Beach is a popular new addition to Lake Farmington's offerings for family fun! A sandy beach area has been groomed for play and a large section of the lake has been roped off for swimming. Bring your own inflatables and enjoy playing on the water slides and trampoline. The area is patroled by lifeguards. Designated swimming lanes are also available for laps. Kayaks, paddle boards, water vests and fishing kayaks are available for rent.
The Beach is open seven days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hours are 12:00 to 6:00pm. There is no entrance fee for The Beach, once the daily or seasonal lake access fee is paid.
A lake access fees will go into effect April 15, 2017. The daily or seasonal fee will be collected at the main entrance from 6:00am to 10:00pm. Access after hours must be paid via the self-pay station. You may purchase season passes at the Lake Farmington Main Entrance, Farmington Aquatic Center or the Farmington Museum. For additional information on the lake access fee visit the City of Farmington website.
Visit the Paddle Shack at Lake Farmington for your kayak and paddle board needs! Single, double and triple kayaks as well as paddle boards available for rent. Rental prices include watercraft, life jacket and paddles. $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.
Beyond The Beach, Lake Farmington is a popular fishing and boating 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. Night fishing is also 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.
Lake Farmington, shown as Farmington Lake or Beeline Reservoir on some maps, is located east of Farmington on Main Street/NM 516, offering a fishing oasis just minutes from the center of the city. 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 list a route via Flora Vista, Road 3535 and 3544. This is an error, there is no lake access for vehicles using this route. For assistance with directions call the Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau 505-326-7602 or 800-448-1240.