Navajo Lake State Park

Durango man sailing on Navajo Lake goes missing

A 78-year-old Durango man has been missing for almost a week after possibly having gone overboard while sailing at Navajo Lake State Park. Christopher Smith, the park superintendent on the New...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction to reinstall features begins at Navajo State Park

Construction has started to reinstall the dock, boat slips, store and utility lines at Navajo State Park after they were removed earlier this year for fear of damage. The features were removed...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three boats with mussels found trying to enter Navajo State Park

Three boats carrying invasive mussels were found trying to get onto Navajo Lake in the past month, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. “Colorado is surrounded by states where waters are...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insect to be released to combat invasive weeds in Southwest Colorado

A wasp will be brought to two Southwest Colorado wetlands this spring to join the battle against the noxious Russian knapweed, which harms native plants and wildlife. The effort, according to the...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Researchers record the stories of communities inundated by Navajo Lake

Not too far in the distant past, hundreds of families were forced to leave their homes and communities to make way for the waters of Navajo Lake. The emotions of those displaced – the anger and...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Low water forces Navajo Reservoir to remove docks

Navajo State Park on Wednesday will remove docking and marina facilities, as well as fuel and pump-out services, at Navajo Reservoir in Arboles because of low water levels. According to a news...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo State Park volunteer Terry Zink hits 20,000 hours

Almost 25 years ago, Terry Zink was on his way from Colorado Springs to Arizona for a quick vacation when he stopped off at Navajo State Park to fish and, in a way, he’s never left. Zink never made...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire temporarily closes Navajo Lake State Park campground

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State park officials say there were no serious injuries during a brush fire at the Navajo Lake State Park, in Northwestern New Mexico near the Colorado border. A brush fire...

DATE: July 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo State Park offers boat-safety, ecosystem activities

Navajo State Park will hold special programs this weekend. At 11 a.m. Saturday, park-goers can get a free root beer float at the visitor center and learn about boat safety. At 9:30 a.m. Sunday,...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State park system feels budget woes with increased visitation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding a series of meetings to discuss future funding of state parks as increased visitation and uncertainties in funding pose challenges. Previous meetings have...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds restrict vehicle access at Navajo State Park

Visitors to Navajo State Park are no longer allowed to drive their vehicles to the water at Arboles Point. Visitors can still walk to the water in that area and can continue to hand-launch water...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Lake releases dilute wastewater

Water managers doubled the release at Navajo Lake to help dilute heavy metals in the San Juan River. The Bureau of Reclamation, in cooperation with the San Juan River Recovery Implementation...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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