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    Ute Lake

Ute Lake

One Of The Largest Lakes In The Southwest. And Home To Big-time Fun


With 250 miles of shoreline and measuring 130 feet deep in some spots, Ute Lake is one of the largest bodies of water in the entire Southwest. But despite that fact, you won’t find that many bodies on the water. That’s because Ute Lake also happens to be one of New Mexico’s best-kept secrets. So not only can you can enjoy just about every kind of water sport imaginable, you won’t have to worry about on-lake traffic jams – just miles of wide-open stretches of water waiting for you and your family.

Once the state record-holder for walleye, Ute Lake also boasts incredible fishing. Accomplished fishermen will enjoy the challenge offered by plenty of smallmouth bass. And the angling is also high-quality for crappie, catfish and panfish. Perhaps even better yet, with some bait, a bobber, and all the blue gills, your kids are bound to have fun fishing here, too.

Ute Lake is waiting. So get ready to have your fill of fun.


Catch a big fish, big air – or yourself laughing out loud


While waterfront living at 12 Shores is spectacular, what’s even more fun is all the activities that will take place on top of that water. You can zip around the lake on water skis, thanks to the warm, temperate New Mexico climate. You can let the wind fill your sails or test the waters in your canoe or kayak.

Once you’ve satisfied your need for speed, sit back, relax and dangle your fishing line in the water. Ute Lake’s numerous inlets and coves offer you the utmost in privacy, not to mention top-notch fishing.

When you’ve had your fill of the lake, head back to dry land and relax in front of the fire pit. Roasting marshmallows under the stars is the perfect way to end the day.

For great lake activities, 12 Shores is definitely the place.

State park

Being near a state park states this: the unspoiled beauty is here to stay


One of the true beauties of owning a vacation home at 12 Shores is that a lot of the surrounding area is actually part of Ute Lake State Park. So you’ll never have to worry about over-development or someone stealing your sacred view. In fact, most of the “neighbors” you’ll find here are the ducks, quails and pheasants that frequent the endless lake inlets – and the deer and antelope that roam the surrounding mesas and plains.

Should that random relative decide to drop in on you unannounced, you’ll both be able to enjoy a little privacy courtesy of the nearby state park campgrounds, featuring both traditional sites and those offering complete RV hookups.

Indeed, 12 Shores is a picture-perfect postcard. And with the state park’s help, it’ll always stay that way.

New Mexico

Surrounding this magical place, there’s also the Land of Enchantment


There are so many fabulous fun things to do at 12 Shores, it’s perfectly possible that your family won’t ever want to leave the property before you have to go home. But should you decide you want to venture outside this home of adventure, there are plenty of attractions in the neighboring areas of New Mexico.

Just a 10-mile drive away, you can check out plenty of classic cars and get your kicks on the historic Route 66. You can also take a plunge in the Blue Hole, an 80-foot-deep artesian spring whose clear water and warm temperatures make it a scuba diving mecca year round. Or traipse along the trail atop the rim of a dormant volcano and enjoy the astounding views afforded of four different states.

For kids, dinosaurs never get old. So you can always head up to Clayton to see a mammoth dinosaur footprint at a bona fide Dinosaur Museum in Tucumcari.

Own at 12 Shores. And surround yourself with people you love and an endless array of things to do.