Cochiti Lake Recreation Area
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The Cochiti Recreation Area is about a mile from the Town of Cochiti Lake
The Cochiti Recreation Area and boat ramp are open year-round and are accessed by a paved road.
Wind surfing and sailing are favorite pastimes for visitors. The lake is also a popular fishing spot for species such as bass, crappie, walleye, catfish, sunfish and trout.
The Cochiti Dam is the 23rd largest dam in the world by volume of material and the 11th largest earthen dam in the world according to Wikipedia.
The Cochiti Lake provides for flood control, recreation, and wildlife habitatation. The recreation area includes two public areas: Cochiti on the west side of the lake and Tetilla Peak on the east side. Recreation includes sailing, wind surfing, kayaking, and fishing. There is a swim beach and playground. Facilities include campgrounds and campsites, many with water and electric hookups, as well as a large boat ramp, trails, visitors center, and picnic areas. Information: 505.465.2300