September 19, 2019

Friends Of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks Annual Meeting & Potluck

Please plan on attending the Annual Meeting & Potluck for Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center

Bring a dish to share. Paper plates, plastic ware, coffee & ice tea provided by Friends. Review past year’s activities, suggestions for this year’s activities, nominate and elect three board members.

Detailed agenda below.

  1. Everyone serves themselves to potluck meal. After everyone served:
  2. Call to Order and Approval of Agenda
  3. Introductions
  4. Update, Requests & Reports from Cimarron Canyon State Park
  5. Update, Requests & Reports from Eagle Nest Lake State Park
  6. New Business
    • Discuss/Action regarding request from NM State Parks to partnership with NM State Parks to assist with a Girl Scouts National Campout at Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks on July 13, 14, 15.
    • Discuss/Action Photo Contest to generate more photos for Friends website and Facebook pages.
    • Discuss/Action regarding invite by Gateway Museum to co-sponsor Paddle It! June 22-23, 2019.
    • Discuss/Action regarding renewal of Cooperative Agreement with NM State Parks that expires in April 2019.
  7. Brief overview of scheduled Programs/Activities by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon; discussion/action as needed:
    • New Year’s Day 2019 Polar Bear Challenge Events – Janet Alton
    • January 27, 2018 – Ice Fishing Tournament – Roy Sinclair
    • Disc Golf Course at Eagle Nest Lake State Park
    • May 11, 2018 – Children’s Fishing Derby at Gavel Pit Lakes, Maverick Campground, Cimarron Canyon State Parks – Need Chairperson
    • June 2018 TBA – Eagle Nest Lake Shore Cleanup – Janet Alton.
    • June 2018 TBA – National Trails Day – Janet Alton.
    • June 22-23 – Paddle It! – See New Business #c above
    • July 2018 TBA- Summer Membership Meeting/Potluck 5:30 PM at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center.
    • August 3, 2019 – River Roundup on Cimarron Canyon River – is chairperson needed?
    • Eagle Fest – Friends Participation?
    • Gift Certificate program – Agnes Gibson Overview
    • Firewood for 2019 – Overview
  8. Financial Report
  9. Membership Report
  10. Audience Participation
  11. Nominations & Election to fill three (3) Positions on Board of Directors for Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks. NOTE: This item is limited to participation by members of Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks.
  12. Next Meeting:Determine date to elect officers and conduct other regular business.
  13. Adjourn

Ice Fishing Tournament

The annual Ice Fishing tournament will be at Eagle Nest Lake, Eagle Nest Lake State Park, NM @ January 28, 2017

When: January 28, 2017

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center

Contestants may begin fishing Tournament eligible fish anytime after registering. Tournament catches must be turned in at the registration location by 2 pm to compete for Tournament prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for “Biggest Fish” in categories 1, 2, & 3. Each contestant will be limited to entering one fish in each of the categories. The total length of the fish will be measured. In case of a tie in length, the girth measurement will take priority. If a tie still exists, the prize will be shared by the winners. Creel winner is based on points for total fish caught in registered species categories

Four Categories:

  1. Trout/Salmon
  2. Perch
  3. Pike
  4. Creel

New Mexico Game and Fish and State Park Regulations will be enforced!

1st Place – 40% of the cash prize

2nd Place – 30% of the cash prize

3rd Place – 20% of the cash prize

4th Place – 10% of the cash prize

Special Thanks To:

  • New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  • Eagle Nest Lake State Park
  • Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of Eagle Nest Lake & Cimarron Canyon State Parks

Contact the Eagles Nest Chamber at 575-377-2420 for more information.

Polar Bear Stomp

polar-bear-stompThis easy, one-hour snowshoe hike is along the shore of Eagle Nest Lake. We’ll enjoy the scenic views and watch for birds. We may even get a visit from a “polar bear”! After the hike we’ll warm up with hot chocolate. Bring snowshoes, water and warm clothes.

When: January 1, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park

For more information please call 575-377-1594.

23rd Annual Fishfest

troutCatch a tagged fish and be eligible for four jackpot drawings! Nine days of fishing, daily door prizes, a worm-eating contest and lots more family fun. The best trout fishing in New Mexico!

When: September 19-23, 2015

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Cost: $20 (For all nine days!)

For more information, please call 575-377-69141.

Sponsored by Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce.

La Noche – A Fiesta For The Arts

la-nocheIf you have never attended La Noche or you attend every year, please purchase your tickets now.

When: July 10, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Where: Eagle Nest Lake State Park

Tickets for members of the Moreno Valley Arts Council $75.00, non-member $80.00.

Tickets are available at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce or from any MVAC Board member.

Call 575-377-6273 for tickets.

Go Jump In the Lake

Eagle Nest Lake State Park Presents 2011 Polar Bear Plunge

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Registration and activities begin at 9:00 am, plungers into the lake at 11:00 am.

Full info at For questions please call 575-377-6128.