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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
December 12
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.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Kim Skinner 575-740-1777


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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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New Mexico
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Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Elephant Butte Lake State Park