Lake Farmington


Lake Farmington offers tons of outdoor experiences. Come to fish or enjoy the water on a non-motorized watercraft, swim at  The Beach or get some exercise exploring the shoreline.

Open for Public Use 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Lake Access Fees:
Lake access fees can be paid at the Main Entrance off of Hwy 516 between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Access outside of those times must be paid at a self-pay station. 

Standard Vehicle  $5.00
Good on day of purchase only

Commercial Vehicle  $20.00
Good on day of purchase only

Standard Vehicle Season Pass $50.00
Good April - March. Sold per vehicle. Non-transferable.

Night Fishing additional $5.00
Per person, per night. 

Camping $10.00
Per night, includes access for one vehicle.

Camping with valid Standard Vehicle Season Pass  $7.00
Per night with valid pass number.

Click Here for Camping info.

There are NO additional charges for activities at the lake once the access fee is paid during open hours (excludes night fishing and camping). 

Fishing from Shore:
Allowed year round with valid state fishing license. 

Lake Open to Non-Motorized Watercraft:
April 14, 2018 - October 28, 2018, Sunrise to Sunset
All non-motorized watercraft must be inspected daily at the main entrance (no additional cost). Inspection station is open 7:00am to 7:00pm.
The Beach:
Swimming and wading in Lake Farmington are ONLY allowed in the designated area, The Beach, during designated dates and times.

Memorial Day to Labor Day

12:00 - 6:00pm
Seven (7) days a week through August 12
Saturday and Sunday, August 13 - September 3 

Varies depending on number of lifeguards present.

The Beach is now available for private party rentals between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. daily during operating season. Rental includes on-duty lifeguard staff.

Contact the Farmington Aquatic Center for reservations at (505) 599-1167.

$200 for 1-100 guests
includes fifteen (15) vehicle passes
$5.00 per additional vehicle

$300.00 for 101-200 guests
includes twenty-five (25) vehicle passes
$5.00 per additional vehicle

The Paddle & Shiver Shack offers on-site catering and watercraft rental options for your party. (505) 320-7274 or

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