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Red Bluff Lake

Curve-billed Thrasher - Pecunium

Located on the Pecos River just below the Texas-New Mexico border, this 11,700-acre reservoir is an irrigation project that provides a variety of water sports year-round. You can also try your hand at fishing or settle in for some bird watching.

As you head up just past Orla you'll see the historical marker for Red Bluff Lake. Situated 40 miles north of Pecos, the dam was constructed to provide a means of irrigation and power to the area. Today, the reservoir offers water lovers an opportunity to take out a boat and enjoy the outdoors—fishing, hiking, and bird watching.

Hours of Operation:

  • Open daily year-round


  • Free to the public

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Red Bluff Lake
Red Bluff Lake
Pecos, Texas
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