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View from the Dam of Elephant Butte Lake
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ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE STATE PARK
ELEPHANT BUTTE LAKE STATE PARK
P.O. Box 13
Elephant Butte, New Mexico   87935

Phone: 575-744-5923
Reservations: 877-664-7787
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Elephant Butte Lake State Park
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View from the Dam of Elephant Butte Lake

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
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
Events
March 26
7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter Egg hunt for kids ages 1-11 yrs. Prizes will be given out to the kids that find the special prize eggs. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance for the kids to meet and have their picture taken.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Jeff Harris 575-744-5923

April 2 - April 3
ABA Division 60 Bass Tournament
bass fishing tournament

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Danny Christ 910-987-8326

April 9 - April 10
Sailboat race Spring series #3
Sailboat race on lake

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Rio Grande Yacht Club 505-328-4826

April 16
ABA bass tournament 1 day
Bass fishing tournament. Weigh-in at Marina del Sur

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Bob Brewster 505-740-6114

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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 9 water level by Ray Carrell
water level to low,need to use other lake for irrigation.
May 25 Loved the lake
Me and my wife went to the lake for our first time as a married couple. She has never been camping there but the only thing is that it needs a little more trees the fishing was great thank you New Mexico Parks for keeping the lake clean.
April 15 A Beautiful Lake in the Desert by Paul Brian
This is a beautiful lake just outside TorC. The people are friendly and the lake is usually not to crowded. Drive up to the dam and have a look.. It is stunning.


Directions
Elephant Butte Lake State Park headquarters are five miles north of Truth or Consequences via I-25 exit 83.

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Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Elephant Butte Lake State Park