You might be surprised to learn that of the 36 New Mexico State Parks, 17 are situated by lakes, and 6 on rivers. Most provide typical water recreation like boating , swimming, water skiing, and fishing. But, what I like most are the lake views.
The surrounding landscape could be mountains, mesas, rocky ledges, forests, cacti, wetlands, and other features. Birds, and wildlife are attracted to the water; so sitings are common. At Bluewater Lake SP wild horses often graze by the lake.
I have visited all but two of the state parks with lakes. Water activities are not usual for me, but I do enjoy the hiking trails, animals, peaceful campsites and amenities of the state parks.
Not surprisingly, these lakes are actually reservoirs created using dams on the rivers. The state has very few natural lakes. Still, they make beautiful scenery and pleasant places to camp.
Camp: Various state parks
Scene: Lakes, mountains, camps