Experience the best in Sumner Lake boat rentals, jet skis, water sports, and lake tours at this State Park in New Mexico. Other recreational activities can include; wakeboarding, water skiing, tubing, wakesurfing, paddleboading, camping, hiking, swimming, wildlife viewing and fishing. The lake is home for many warm water species including walleye, bass, crappie, and channel catfish.
Nearby attractions include two museums, the Bosque Redondo Memorial and Fort Sumner State Monument - a Civil War era outpost which was the destination of "The Historical Long Walk." Also nearby is the grave site of notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Sumner Lake, which is along the Pecos River Flyway, is a great place for bird watching. To get to Sumner Lake State Park from the town of Fort Sumner, take U.S. 84 northwest 10 miles, then go west on N.M. 203 for 6 miles.