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Cabresto Lake

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of Cabresto Lake Picnic Area

Surrounded by high peaks, this small campground at 9500 feet overlooks the 15-acre Cabresto Lake from a level ridge at the head of a 4 mile trail to Heart Lake. One of the few places in NM for catching brook trout

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Open Season: Open
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Cabresto Lake is approximately 7 miles northeast of the town of Questa, NM.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For more information contact:  Questa Ranger District, P.O. Box 110, 184 SR 38, Questa, NM  87556.  (575) 586-0520.

General Information


5 miles northeast of Questa on Forest Road 134 then 2 miles north on Forest Service Road 134A.  The last 2 miles on Forest Road 134A are on a primitive road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Day Hiking

Hiking Trails - Trailheads for Latir Peak Wilderness 
Trail #82 Lake Fork Trail.

GeoPDF Map of Latir Peak Wilderness Trails: Bull Creek Trail #82 and Lake Fork Trail #85


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Picnic tables
Tent camping 5 Campsites for tent or truck campers.
Areas & Activities


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9,500 feet