It takes me 15 minutes to drive to the Lake. As soon as the days are warm and there is no more chance of a night frost — usually between May and October — it’s ideal for swimming and kayaking. There are some jet skis and speedy motor boats, but mostly on the weekends; during the week, it’s fairly quiet.
Cerro Pedernal, the mountain immortalized by Georgia O’Keeffe’s many paintings, features prominently in the scenic views of the lake.
The clouds, like everywhere in northern New Mexico, are endlessly entertaining.
Picking your way across the rocks can be fun.
And the light is always spectacular.
There are some great spots for sun bathing.
Sunsets can be out of this world.