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​​​​​​​​Navajo Reservoir’s 15,000 surface acres of water are a haven to all types of boaters: those with power boats, personal w​atercraft, sailboats and sailboards. Houseboats often dock here and cruise the 35-mile-long lake in Colorado and New Mexico. Boaters with valid boat registrations in either state can travel the entire lake. Anglers who fish in both states must have valid fishing licenses from both states. For your convenience the Visitor Center sells both New Mexico and Colorado fishing licenses. See the boating program​ page for state boat registration requirements and the Fishing page for state fishing information.

Navajo State Park's boat ramp is one of the longest in the state: it extends 110 feet down to the river channel. The park offers a variety of marina services at the Two Rivers Marina. Boat rentals are available at Navajo through the marina which is also a popular place to moor houseboats and sailboats. Swimming is permitted in the lake, but only in New Mexico, as Colorado regulations disallow swimming when there is no swim beach.

​Winter Boa​​​ting

Launching and boating are dependent upon weather and water levels. The boat ramp is closed from December 1 through February 28/29 each year. During that time the lake is closed to trailered watercraft depending on the lake ice conditions. If no ice exists, trailered watercraft may be allowed to launch after mandatory aquatic nuisance species inspection. In the winter, prior arrangements for launching must be made in advance by calling 970-883-2208. For marina information, call 883-2628 (BOAT), or visit the Two Rivers Marina​ page for additional information.​​

Aquatic Nuisance Species Mandatory Inspections

An inspection for aquatic nuisance species is required before launching. See the Marina​ page and CPW's Boat Inspection and Decontamination​ page for more information.