Cove Day Use Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cove Campground and Qeumado Lake

This day use area provides visitors with a nice easy lake access.

It is primarily a lake access area with a large parking area suitable for day use only.  Boat parking is available.


Cove Campground Trail Cove Campground Location Map Cove Campground and Qeumado Lake

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Camping trailer,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Day use only.
Hunting is not allowed in the recreation area.
OHV/ATV use is prohibited in the recreation area.
Closest Towns: Quemado, NM
Water: Yes
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Quemado Ranger District
Phone: (575)773-4678

General Information

General Notes:

Water is not available from October 1 to April 30.

ATV use is not allowed in Quemado Lake Recreation Area.

Closest Stores:
The only location to purchase a fishing license is the Apache Creek Store in Apache Creek, NM located 25 miles south of the Quemado Lake area on Highway 32. The other option is to purchase your fishing license prior to visiting the area.


Just west of Quemado, NM, go south on NM 32 for 14.2 miles to Quemado Lake/NM 103 sign. At the sign go east on NM 103 for 4 miles to where Forest Road 13 (gravel) begins.


Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

There are many trails in the area.

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult


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Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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Drinking water Yes
Toilets Vault toilet (1) - No Showers
Boat ramp Accessibility depends on water level
Camping trailer No Hook-ups.
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