Clayton Lake State Park

Union County New Mexico

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The Clayton Lake State Park was created in 1955 when NM Dept. of Game & Fish dammed Cieneguilla Creek. A favorite recreational spot in northeast New Mexico where swimming, fishing, boating and hiking are available. This 170-acre lake is open May-November. A short trail overlooks a rare, 100-million year-old dinosaur trackway containing one of the most extensive dinosaur trackways in North America of more than 500 footprints from 8 species of dinosaurs including handprints of a flying pterodactyl.photo of dinosaur print

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