Photo by Damien Spencer

Fenton Lake

A popular year-round retreat surrounded by beautiful ponderosa pine forests, Fenton Lake State Park features a cross-country ski and biathlon trail and wheelchair-accessible fishing platforms. Prior to becoming a state park, Fenton Lake was purchased by State Game and Fish as a resting and nesting area for migratory waterfowl, and a refuge for other wildlife. Now more of a fishing haven than a duck drop, waterfowl, turkey, deer, muskrat, elk and bobcat can still be observed. Fenton Lake is formed by a man made dam on the Rio Cebolla. There are thirty acres of fish filled water. Fenton Lake is stocked regularly with catchable sized Rainbow Trout and is also home to some very large lake-bred Brown Trout. The Seven Springs Fish Hatchery, just up the road, occasionally stocks Rio Grande Cutthroats from its brood area.