Sumner Lake State ParkSource: New Mexico State Parks
Sumner Lake State Park is located northwest of Fort Sumner and contains large reservoir created by the Sumner Dam in the 1930s. The CCC, the WPA and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation constructed the dam between 1935 and 1939. Other CCC structures in the vicinity include five rock bridges (along the east side of the lake) and two bunkers near the dam built in 1939.
Sumner Lake State Park Management Plan (www.emnrd.state.nm.us) "The New Deal Legacy in New Mexico." National New Deal Preservation Association Pamphlet.
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