1526 County Road 982, Arboles, CO. 81121 (MAP) – Western Slope State Park – fees & reservations
About Navajo Park
Navajo Reservoir is just that for sailors, houseboaters, motorboat enthusiasts, paddle sport enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys water sports in a spectacular setting. Some call it “Colorado’s Lake Powell.” The park resides on the very southern border of Colorado, 42 miles south of Durango. The park extends 20 miles south into New Mexico along the San Juan River and another 15 miles north along the Pine River; Navajo is a recreation paradise. Its 15,000 surface acres of water and 150 miles of shoreline provide unlimited boating recreation under the sunny, southwestern sky.
The full-service Two Rivers Marina has boat slips, mooring balls, boat rental, gas, and supplies. Anglers will catch northern pike, trout, bluegill, large – and smallmouth bass, catfish, and crappie. Two-thirds of the reservoir is in New Mexico, so visitors must observe that the state’s boating rules and anglers south of the state line require a New Mexico fishing license. Staying overnight is recommended; there is a wide variety of campsites, from primitive tent sites to full-service hookups. Or guests can reserve one of three two-bedroom, fully-furnished log cabins. Wildlife watchers may see deer, elk, foxes, beavers, muskrats, river otters, jackrabbits, prairie dogs, and numerous bird species. In winter, bald eagles hunt along the lake and shore. There are some opportunities for deer, elk, and bird hunting. — Back to All State Parks.
Focus Activities at Navajo Park
- Camping - visitors center, basic campsites, some electric, full hookups, cabins, dump station, laundry, showers
- Boating - marina, boat ramps, boat rentals, mooring docking, jet & water skiing, paddle sports
- Hiking & biking
- Horseback trails
- Picnic sites
- Ranger and nature programs
- Wildlife and bird watching
- Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing, snow tubing