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Leasburg Dam State Park
Leasburg Dam State Park
LEASBURG DAM STATE PARK
LEASBURG DAM STATE PARK
P.O. Box 6
Radium Springs, New Mexico   88054

Phone: 505-524-4068
Reservations: 877-664-7787
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Leasburg Dam State Park offers year-round camping, picnicking and bird watching. From about mid-March through mid-October, the park also offers fishing, canoeing and kayaking in the Rio Grande. The dam channels water from the Rio Grande for irrigation in the Mesilla Valley. Nearby Fort Selden State Monument has a museum and trails at the site of a 19th century army outpost.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
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Events
March 26
Monthly Bird Id Tour
Join expert bird guide CJ Goin at the gate to the Day Use Area at 8am. Walking tour is approximately 2mi in length and 2hrs in duration. No pets allowed.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Alex Mares 1-575-524-4068

April 2
Star Gazing
Event is FREE with PAID Camping or Day Use fees.We invite the public to come out for our Monthly Dark Sky Observing at Leasburg Dam State Park''s outdoor observatory. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand with various telescopes - including a 16" research grade telescope to assist the public in viewing star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Family friendly event. Dress warm and bring a folding chair. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Alex Mares 1575-524-4068

June 25
Music and the Stars
Event is FREE with PAID Camping or Day Use fees. We invite the public to come out for our Monthly Dark Sky Observing at Leasburg Dam State Park''s outdoor observatory. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand with various telescopes - including a 16" research grade telescope to assist the public in viewing star clusters, nebulae and galaxies. Family friendly event. Bring a folding chair and enjoy the music and stay for the stars. Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Alex Mares 1-575-524-4068


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 16 New observatory at Leasburg Dam S.P.
The Astronomical Society of Las Cruces and the State of New Mexico have built an public astronomical observatory at this park. Check with the park on when it is open to the public.
July 10 Great value! by Tales From the Mutiny
We originally were just going to spend 2 nights here passing through but found the park and area so beautiful that we ended up staying 10 days. We stayed in both the reserved section and the first-come-first-serve and had wifi at both sites. On-site manager was very friendly and the park staff was helpful with changing our paperwork when we wanted to stay longer. Beautiful area and great hike down to the river. I would definitely stay here again. (We stayed here in a Class A 32 foot MH in January 2013).
April 12 Nicely Kept State Park by Cheyenne
Nice Facilities. Well kept, with a small ranger office on site. Electric and water, with plently of hiking. Beautiful area. Just in the outskirts of Las Cruces.


Area Campgrounds
Sunny Acres RV Park
595 N Valley Drive
Las Cruces, NM
877-800-1716
Weather Forecast, (88054)

Directions
To get to Leasburg Dam State Park, go 15 miles north of Las Cruces on I-25, get off at exit 19 and take NM 157 west to the park entrance.

USA Parks
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New Mexico
New Mexico
Southwest Region
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Leasburg Dam State Park
Leasburg Dam State Park