Nambé Falls Will Open for the Season Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 am.

Season Opener Fishing Derby on Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25

$25 per person to enter Derby per day. Biggest fish wins!!!

First Prize is $1,000 and Second Prize is $500

Call Ranger Station for Details (505) 455-2304

 Nambé Falls & Lake Recreation Area

The Pueblo of Nambé, home to one of the most spectacular natural waterfalls in the southwest, is situated in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,  and encompasses nearly 20,000 acres of high desert landscape. Nambe, originally “Nanbe”, meaning round earth, is one of six Tewa-speaking pueblos of Northern New Mexico. In 1976, as part of the San Juan Chama project, a dam was built above the falls to supply irrigation water to the Pojoaque Valley. Shortly thereafter, the Pueblo opened the Nambé Falls Recreation Area to visitors for camping, hiking and fishing.

What to Expect

Always carry drinking water, as temperatures in the summer are often high. The Ranger Station has water, soda, snacks and ice for sale.

Two trails, each ~ ¼ mile, lead to the waterfalls from the Ramada Area. One trail climbs up the hill ending in a spectacular view of the waterfalls from above, while the other trail goes along and through the river winding up at a beach area at the lowest pool. If you take the low trail, expect to get wet and remember the river height fluctuates according to season. Wearing water shoes, shorts and carrying a pack to hold your belongings are all recommended.

Rates  (CASH ONLY)                                                    

Day Rates (per carload)                                                     $15.00 per day                                                                                                                       Sightseeing, Hiking, Picnics

Basic Campsite                                                                    $30.00 per day/per vehicle

Ramada Campsite                                                              $40.00 per day/per vehicle                                                                                         -Water/electrical hookups

Ramada Rental                                                                   $40.00 to $50.00 per day


Fishing Rates:

Adults (5 fish bag limit)                                              $18.00 per day/per person

Seniors – 65 and over on Thursdays (5 fish bag limit)     $12.00 per day/per person

Military, Veterans and First Responders on Fridays  (5 fish bag limit)  $15.00 per day/per person

Children 12 and under (3 fish bag limit)                     $10.00 per day/per person

Extra fishing pole                                                             $2.00 per pole

Boats (electric motors only)                                             $20.00 per day

Kayaks, Rafts, Paddle Boards, Float Tubes, Canoes   $15.00 per day

Please note that all watercraft fees are in addition to daily fishing fees. All persons on watercraft must have a life vest on at all times.

Days of operation are Thursday – Sunday: Hours of operation are 7:00am – 7:00pm.

Memorial Day through Labor Day: Thursday – Monday : Hours of operation are 7:00am – 7:00pm.

For campsite reservations, group sales and special events, and information please call (505) 455-2304.

Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook @ NAMBE Pueblo Rangers.


Important dates to remember:

March 22, 2018 – Open for the Season

March 24 & 25, 2018 – Fishing Derby

April 1, 2018 – Easter

May 13, 2018 – Mother’s Day

May 28, 2018 – Memorial Day (observed), Days of operation extend to Thursday through Monday

June 17,2018 – Father’s Day

July 4, 2018 – Independence Day

September 3, 2018 – Labor Day, Days of operation fall back to Thursday through Sunday

October 4, 2018 – Feast Day

October 28, 2018 – Close for Season



Nambé Falls and/or Nambé Pueblo are not responsible for accidents, damage or theft to personal property.