Clayton Lake State Park - Raton, NM
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Clayton Lake State Park
GPS Coordinates: N 36° 34.323 W 103° 18.111
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Set among rolling grasslands, Clayton Lake State Park offers trout, catfish, and bass fishing. Walk a half-mile to the lake's spillway and see the internationally significant dinosaur track way, containing more than 500 footprints dating back more than 100 million years. Plant-eating and carnivorous dinosaurs, as well as some ancient crocodiles, made these prints. Interpretive markers identify significant tracks and paleontological features on the walk.
Park amenities include a visitor center and group picnic shelter. There is also a campground with 33 sites, 7 of which have electric hookup. Restrooms and showers are provided. The park sits at 4,200 feet and covers 9,600 acres of land. The lake offers fishing; four state-record walleyes have been caught since 1980.


Facilities: There is a campground with 33 sites, 7 of which have electric hookup at Clayton Lake State Park. Clayton Lake State Park provides restrooms, showers, a group shelter, a visitor center, a courtesy boat dock, and a few hiking trails.

Best Time To Visit: Clayton Lake State Park is open year round.

Fees: Day use and overnight camping fees do apply.

Accessibility: The restrooms, showers, boat dock, individual tent campsites, and group shelter are accessible.

Rules: Drive only on designated roadways and obey posted speed limits. Camp only in the designated areas. Keep pets on leashes. Do not feed the wildlife. Be aware that vandalizing, defacing, or removing antiquities, minerals, plants or wildlife is absolutely prohibited. Camping is limited to 21 days.

Directions: To get to Clayton Lake State Park from Raton take US-64.87 to Clayton. Clayton Lake State Park is 12 miles north of Clayton via NM 370.

Map: Click here for a map to Clayton Lake State Park

Reservations: Unknown

 
Address
Clayton Lake State Park
141 Clayton Lake Road
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
Phone
General: (505) 374-8808
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