Disc golf lands in Eagle Nest Lake State Park


Eagle Nest Lake State Park is hosting a recreational and amateur disc golf tournament Saturday (July 7) as part of the activities celebrating Eagle Nest Dam's centennial anniversary.

Registration for the nine-basket tournament begins at 8 a.m., Saturday (July 7) at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center Group Shelter (Starter Shack), 42 Marina Way, Eagle Nest.

The tournament is free, though the standard park day-use permit of $5 per day per vehicle applies. New Mexico State Park regulations also apply.

Play begins at 9 a.m. with an estimated finish by noon. Categories are youth under age 18, adult 18 - 39, adult 40 - 54, and senior 55 plus.

Trophies and prizes will be given out in each category.

You can bring your own discs or rent discs at $2 per disc or $5 for three discs with a $20 rental deposit for up to three discs.

Eagle Nest's 2,771-foot course is located a short distance on the trail north of the group shelter at the park visitor center. The course has expansive scenic views of Eagle Nest Lake and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, including the mountains surrounding Wheeler Peak, the state's highest peak at 13,161 feet above sea level.

This is the first disc golf course in a New Mexico State Park and is the result of collaborative work between New Mexico State Parks and Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks, according to a media release.