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The two RV Gypsies at
Blue Hole Lake
1085 Blue Hole Road
Santa Rosa, New Mexico 88435
October 7, 2022

Welcome to Santa Rosa sign with scuba divers

Santa Roas Route 66 sign
Blue Hole Park Lake Sign Blue Hole sign with scuba divers

The Gate closes at 5 p.m.

sign with Blue Hole Depth information
sign - diving permits required
Diver caution sign
Blue Hole Park Rules

In 1932, Blue Hole became a National fish hatchery, morphed into the Blue Hole Recreation Area in the seventies, and more recently expanded to become the Blue Hole Dive and Conference Center. Not just for drivers wanting to get out of the fast lane or divers eager to get on down, it’s more than just a watering hole. Now it’s a destination meeting site for everyone from brides to board chairs. Halfway between Albuquerque and Amarillo, it’s within two hours’ drive of 80 percent of all New Mexicans.

diagram of Santa Rosa Blue Hole and depth

Blue Hole appears in the midst of the desert like a great blue gem. Once known as Blue Lake, it is one of seven sister lakes connected underground by a vast system of water. This wonder defines Santa Rosa even as it seems to defy the surrounding red mesas. Born of a geological phenomenon called the Santa Rosa sink, the place is magic, as water always is in a land of little rain. Nomadic tribes, cowboys driving their dogs cross the Pecos, and Americans going west on the Mother Road, Route 66, all sought respite here.

Santa Rosa's Blue Hole

Santa Rosa's Blue Hole

The Blue Hole itself has such natural beauty, although it was a cold, cloudy day when the two RV Gypsies were here. The lake has clear, pure water, but incredible when the sun is shining.

Santa Rosa's Blue Hole

Below: Scuba divers at Blue Hole. Visibility is amazing because the water completely renews itself every 6-hours. The water temperature is a constant 62 degrees.

scuba diver
scuba diver scuba dover fins

Below: Karen Duquette photographed someone diving from the big rock and wished she had a bathing suit on. First of all she did not know this was a swimming place before she got here, and second of all, it was cold outside, and thirdly the water was very cold, so all is just fine the way it is after all, no need to go back to the RV and change.

someone diving from the big rock
someone diving from the big rock
someone diving from the big rock
spash down
splash down

Below: Then another person dived in from a lower platform

someone diving from the ledge
someone diving from the ledge
splash down
look below

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