New Mexico Sailing Club - marina, August 2005, Heron Lake
Heron Lake is a cold-water, high-altitude lake in northern New Mexico near the mountains of southern Colorado. It is the home of the New Mexico Sailing Club. Much of the shoreline is part of Heron Lake State Park. Southwestern anglers have a unique opportunity here to fish for kokanee salmon and lake trout. Heron Lake is a no-wake lake, a quiet and peaceful retreat from so-called "civilization" and all its stresses. The New Mexico Sailing Club marina is a special place for southwestern sailors to gather and call their own.
The New Mexico Sailing Club marina at Heron Lake looks much better with boats starting to move in and fill the slips. Just add water -- the results are truly wonderful. When full, Heron Lake has about 400,000 acre feet, 6,000 surface acres, and an elevation of about 7,184 feet above sea level.
What's up there?
A bird? A plane?
Not every club has this level and quality of masthead service.
Other clubs' marinas may have piers that stay in one place all the time, but things are on the move at the New Mexico Sailing Club!
A new way to re-position our marina: kayak power!
Panorama looking west over the New Mexico Sailing Club marina toward the Narrows and the main body of Heron Lake, August 20, 2005.