Burn Lake – Las Cruces, NM

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Burn Lake

Entrance to Burn Lake

Burn Lake is a small man-made lake, located at 1855 W. Amador in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Back in the 80’s it was a pretty nice place to go and catch a few, as it was stocked with trout in the winter and catfish in the summer; some really large fish were caught back then. I tried my luck last summer and didn’t even get a bite, but if you’re looking for a close body of water to wet a line or just relax by the bank, Burn Lake is probably your best bet.

Burn Lake

Burn Lake

The next closest larger lake is Caballo Lake, up by Truth or Consequences, NM. Known as TorC to locals.

Fishing isn’t the only thing to do at the lake, you can jog or walk along the rim on one of the plant lined paths or sit under a huge Cottonwood tree along the bank and just relax.

There are several covered shelters with BBQ grills and picnic tables available for your use and a small playground for the kids.

Burn Lake, picnic area

Burn Lake, picnic area

More images of Las Cruces and surrounding areas can be seen at: www.martymoore.com

For more places to vist around Southern New Mexico please visit:www.sungardensinc.com

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