About Sumner Lake State ParkAt 4,310 ft this state park on Lake Fort Sumner on the grassy plains offers many activities, such as boating, swimming, fishing, wildlife viewing, and birding. The park features a large 4,500-acre (18 km2) reservoir on the Pecos River, created in 1939 by the Sumner Dam of the United States Bureau of Reclamation. The reservoir is home to various fish species including largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and walleye. Relax at a campsite with views of the lake after a hike along the lake's shore.
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