The largest and most popular lake in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake State Park provides a setting for every imaginable water sport. The visitor center offers regional interpretive exhibits. The mild climate of the area makes this park a popular year-round destination.
History of the Area
Over 100 million years ago, the area was part of a vast shallow ocean. Once the sea receded, the area was the favorite hunting ground of the tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur. Evidence of the Rex, the largest land-dwelling predator of all time, and other species of dinosaur have been discovered in area rock formations.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
21st Annual Luminaria Beachwalk
Stop at sites along the walk and enjoy refreshments provided by local sponsors as well as a holiday light boat parade, hayrides and caroling. 4,000 luminarias will light the way.