SANTA FE – Monastery Lake near Pecos will be closed to the public from dusk today, June 6, through dawn Sunday, June 9.
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish leases the lake for public fishing from the Benedictine Monastery in Pecos. The owners and the department have agreed to close the lake for a private fishing event.
Anglers are encouraged to take advantage of other nearby fishing opportunities on the Pecos River and at Cowles Ponds.
Conservation officers 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 dawn Sunday, June 9.