McGaffey Lake

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

McGaffey Lake

McGaffey Lake is a small reservoir in the Zuni Mountains at an elevation of  approximately 8,000 feet.  This lake is open year round and provides fishing opportunities when the reservoir is full. Currently the reservoir is dry. It is designated as special summer catfish waters with specific catfish limits.  Please refer to the New Mexico Fishing Rules and Information publication for all of the current fishing rules.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: THE RESERVOIR IS CURRENTLY DRY.
Reservations: None
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees None
Open Season: Year round
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: No camping at the lake; boat use restricted to those without motors; no trotlines.
Closest Towns: Fort Wingate, NM
Water: No
Restroom: Accessible Vault Toilets (2)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Taylor Ranger District  (505) 287-8833

General Information

Directions:

Take Exit 33 from I-40 east of Gallup, then drive south through Fort Wingate.  Continue approximately 8.5 more miles on State Highway 400/County Road 50 to the lake. 


General Notes:

THE RESERVOIR IS CURRENTLY DRY.

McGaffey Campground within 1/2 mile.


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Amenities

Toilets Accessible Vault Toilet
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.37658

  Longitude : 
-108.51305

  Elevation : 
7830 feet at boat dock