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Description: Surrounded by scenic Lincoln National Forest, this 45 acre reservoir provides water to the city of Alamogordo and great trout fishing for everyone. The mountains near Capitan are known as the birthplace of the world-famous Smokey Bear. Hunting for black bear, elk and deer in the Capitan and White Mountains. Nearby attractions include Ski Apache, Ruidoso and the Ruidoso Downs Race Track. Alamogordo is the home of the International Space Center. The town of Lincoln is famous for Billy the Kid and his escape from the local jail.

Location: 14 miles northwest of Ruidoso via NM 48 & 107   Latitude: 33.4559   Longitude: -105.7316

Address: City of Alamogordo
Sacramento Division
Alamogordo, NM  88310
Phone: (575)336-4157

Season: Year Round

Fee: Yes

Reservations: No
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Camping facilities at lake run by City of Alamogordo; Forest Service camping nearby at South Fork Campground
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