Rolling hills studded with juniper trees encircle the lake, which
is stocked with rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, and catfish. Trout
weighing up to nine pounds have been caught in the lake. The park is
also popular for ice fishing in the winter months. Boating and
year-round fishing round out the top activities.
The park offers a wide variety of camping possibilities, most with
views of the lake. Developed sites, both with and without electric
hookups, are set among pinyon and juniper trees. A new visitor center
houses exhibits on the park's flora and fauna and offers information
about nearby activities, such as hiking and cross-country skiing in
Cibola National Forest.
The park is host to many of nature's feathered friends. Bird
watching, whether by the expert or novice, is a must at the lake, with
at least 68 different species of birds calling the park home or a
savory resting spot.
Bluewater Lake is situated on the north flank of the Zuni Mountains
in Las Tusas Basin. The reservoir is located in a valley carved in
shale and limestone the latter of which contains snail and brachiopod