New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
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Monastery Lake to be closed Thursday, April 20

SANTA FE – Monastery Lake near Pecos will be closed to the public from noon Thursday, April 20, through 6 a.m. Friday, April 21.

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish leases the lake for public fishing from the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos. The owners requested that the lake be temporarily closed. Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of other nearby fishing opportunities on the Pecos River and at Cowles Ponds where fishing habitat renovations have taken place as recently as last year.

Game wardens will monitor the lake during the closure and signs will be posted at the main gate. The angling public’s cooperation will be greatly appreciated. The lake will reopen to the public at 6 a.m. Friday, April 21.