Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

Sandia Lakes has been in its present location for over three decades. Owned and operated by the Pueblo of Sandia, it sits on 58 acres of the Rio Grande Bosque with approximately 20 acres of surface water. The Sandia Lakes staff takes pride in their excellent customer service, and in maintaining a clean healthy environment for their guests, as well as the wildlife that makes Sandia Lakes its home.

505-771-5190
76 Sandia Lakes Road
Bernalillo, NM 87004

Hours

HOURS OF OPERATION

Sandia Lakes is currently on Summer Schedule
7am to 7pm  *  7 Days a Week

Permit Sales are available in our Bait Shop and end one (1) hour prior to closing.

SUMMER Schedule
April 1 – September 30
7am to 7pm  *  7 Days a Week

WINTER Schedule
October 1 – March 31
Wednesday – Sunday from 7am-5pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

SANDIA LAKES is OPEN on
 most Federal Holidays falling on Monday & Tuesday – please call ahead to be sure

 

  • SANDIA LAKES is CLOSED on
     Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day
    New Years Day
Fishing & Visitors Prices

FISHING PRICES
ADULT (Age 12+)     $20     5 Fish Limit
SENIOR (Age 60+)   $15     4 Fish Limit
YOUTH  (Age 11 & under)     $12     3 Fish Limit

CATCH & RELEASE
ALL Ages     $10

VISITOR FEES (Non-fishing Guests)
Ages 4 & under    FREE
Ages 5-11     $1
Ages 12+     $3

Must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult.

Fishing

SANDIA LAKES proudly features three lakes which are stocked regularly with Rainbow Trout in the winter and spring and Channel Catfish in summer and fall.  We also offer a private Catch and Release lake for fly fishermen who prefer a quiet surrounding.  All lakes have shade structures and full-service handicapped accessible restrooms nearby.  Convenient fish cleaning stations are available for use.

CATCH AND HARVEST FISHING
Harvest fish from the two larger lakes on our property, Lakes #1 and #2. These lakes follow these rules: NO CATCH AND RELEASE; you may use flies, lures, or bait; No live bait other than worms allowed; 2nd rod permit available (see sales associate)

CATCH AND RELEASE FISHING
If you’re more interested in the Sport of fishing then we have the ticket. This program is unique to Sandia Lakes and Albuquerque. You can choose to catch and release on Lake #3 only for a great deal. Lake #3 will retain some of our largest fish. This Lake follows State Quality Water rules which includes the use of single barbless hooks on flies and lures only, no bait of any kind and each angler mush have a set of forceps and a landing net.

POCKET TOURNAMENTS
Be on the lookout for our unique “Pocket Tournaments”. They’ve been very successful with average payouts $300.00 for 1st place, $200.00 for 2nd place, and $100.00 to 3rd place. Make sure you inquire regarding the next scheduled tournament.

TAG TOURNAMENTS
Tagged fish will be stocked at least twice a year, once during each fishing season. During the tournament time, you can win great prizes for catching a tagged fish. Prizes include cash, ranging from $20 to $500, merchandise from our shop and free fishing permits!

Weddings, Parties, Reunions, Events

SANDIA LAKES PAVILION

Sandia Lakes Recreation Area has the perfect first class outdoor venue for any upcoming events.  From weddings to company picnics to family reunions to church functions, the Pavilion is the picture-perfect outdoor venue.

  • Accommodates over 200 guests
  • Private and Covered
  • Full Commercial Kitchen
  • 2 Large Built-in Outdoor Grills
  • Full Service Restrooms
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outside Catering Permitted
  • Shuttle Service to/from Sandia Resort & Casino
  • Perfect for Any Occasion in Any Season

The Sandia Lakes Pavilion rests on a carpet of lush green grass and among the Cottonwood trees of the Rio Grande Bosque with a  majestic vista of the beautiful Sandia Mountains serving as a backdrop. Photos will capture the stunning Southwest sunset illuminating the mountains. A crystal clear, private lake full of local wildlife covers the foreground.

PRICING & BOOKING FOR THE PAVILION

Group_Prices

Prices do not include tax.

FAMILY, FRIENDS & SPECIAL MOMENTS

If you are planning a smaller sized party, reservations can be made for the use of areas around our public lakes. For a small fee you can have a special spot on the lakes roped and reserved just for your party.

Please call the Sandia Lakes office to check availability for your events.  TEL:  505 – 771 – 5190

THE BAIT SHOP - Retail Shop

SANDIA LAKES Bait shop has everything you need for fishing or a simple outing with family and friends.

– Full line of bait, worms, lures and flies
– Full line of important tackle including rods, replacement reels, hooks and fishing tools
– Cold beverages, ice and snacks
– Great selection of adult beverages
– Hats, t-shirts, cups and more…

Rules
  • No outside alcohol allowed
  • No charcoal grills allowed
  • No pets allowed

Sandia Lakes Recreation Area

Sandia Resort and Casino