Cochiti Day Use Area Tickets

Cochiti Lake

Cochiti Lake is located within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Indian Reservation, on the Rio Grande River about half way between Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Cochiti Dam is one of the ten largest earth-fill dams in the US. 

Beginning on Monday January 4th, 2021 day use reservations will be required to enter all areas of the Cochiti Lake Project seven days a week until further notice.

Cochiti Day Use Area will implement a reservation ticket system to meet CDC, and state and local guidance related to COVID-19. A limited amount of tickets are available for advanced reservations; tickets cannot be purchased on-site. Cochiti Day Use Area is open to the public for swimming, boating and fishing. Social distancing and COVID safe practices must be followed to ensure a safe and enjoyable time while at the lake. Each private vehicle entering the day use area will need a reservation ticket. Only one day use reservation is required for the vehicle with a maximum of four (4) passengers per vehicle. You can check the status of the lake by visiting our website for more details. Please take time to ensure you follow all Pueblo regulations, and do not trespass on lands closed to public access.  

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Need to Know

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In order to practice COVID safe operating conditions and avoid the arise of public health concerns, we are requiring a 24 hour advance reservation in order to gain access to the day use facilities available at Cochiti Lake. Thank you for you cooperation and understanding.

Changes and Cancellations

All USACE Annual Day Use Pass and all America the Beautiful pass holders will receive free tickets, $2.00 reservation fee applies.

There will be no refunds for cancellations or no-shows.

Pass Holders

Please select your ticket type and you will be prompted to apply your America the Beautiful or USACE Annual Day Use pass information in the Order Details as you proceed through checkout. Although your pass covers the recreation fee for the day use area, pass holders are required to pay the $2.00 non-refundable reservation fee. Be prepared to show your annual or lifetime pass and your reservation ticket.

Valid entrance passes accepted are:

USACE Annual Day Use Pass
Interagency Annual Pass
Interagency Senior Pass
Interagency Access Pass
Interagency Volunteer Pass
Interagency Military Pass
Interagency 4th Grade Pass
Golden Age Pass
Golden Access Pass

Contact Information


82 Dam Crest Road Pena Blanca NM 87041

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