Sumner Lake State Park – Lake Sumner NM

City:
Lake Sumner, NM

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Infrastructure and Utilities, Lakes and Ponds, Dams

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Description

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.

Source notes

Sumner Lake State Park Management Plan (www.emnrd.state.nm.us) "The New Deal Legacy in New Mexico." National New Deal Preservation Association Pamphlet.

Location Info


Sumner Lake State Park
Lake Sumner, NM 88119

Coordinates: 34.6115766, -104.37773

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One comment on “Sumner Lake State Park – Lake Sumner NM

  1. Juanita Chavez

    I am looking for information about the town that went underwater when the lake was built. My grandma lived there until they were told to leave.

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  1. Juanita Chavez

    I am looking for information about the town that went underwater when the lake was built. My grandma lived there until they were told to leave.

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