Press release: Public meeting to be held on Conchas Lake management plan

Freedom New Mexico

CONCHAS DAM, N.M. – New Mexico State Parks invites the public to review and comment on the draft park

management plan for Conchas Lake State Park. The plan includes a history of the park, a review of existing

park resources and facilities, and proposed management and facility improvements for the next five years.

The deadline for public comments is April 2.

The public is invited to a public meeting to review the plan at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13 at the North

Dock Marina at Conchas Lake State Park.

The draft plan proposes a variety of improvements to park facilities, including improvements to park roads,

signage, the visitor center, new water treatment system, staff housing, comfort stations and boat ramps. The

draft plan also addresses the future of the trailer park operated by the concessionaire.

Each state park is required to have a park management plan that is updated every five years. The objective is

to provide direction for the management and development of the park in order to protect park resources and

enhance recreational opportunities.

Copies of the plan are available for review at the Conchas Lake State Park visitor center, the State Parks

Division regional office at 612 E. Main in Tucumcari, or at www.nmparks.com.

Written and oral comments on the plan will be accepted through April 2. Comment letters can be dropped off

at the park; mailed to: P.O. Box 1147, Santa Fe, NM 87505; faxed to 505-476-3361; or submitted by email to:

nmparks@state.nm.us.

Conchas Lake State Park is located 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari and 75 miles southeast of Las Vegas.

The park is popular during the summer season for fishing, boating, and camping. The park features four

campgrounds with 104 campsites, boat ramps, a marina and boat dock operated by a concessionaire. For

more information, call 575-868-2270 (Conchas Lake State Park), 877-NMPARKS (State Parks main Santa Fe

office) or visit www.nmparks.com.

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