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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
May 2
Spring Migration at Leasburg
Meet Volunteer Birding Guide CJ Goin at South Day Use Area entrance gate for a walking tour along the banks of the Rio grande. You might observe a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Tri-Colored Heron, Northern Parula Warbler, Black- Throated Gray Warbler. Or maybe even catch a glimpse of an unusual brown Ladder Backed Woodpecker! Dress warmly with appropriate footwear. Easy to moderate walk along mostly level ground. Regular entrance fee applies.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Alex Mares 575 -524-4068

May 9
Music-N-Stars
Bengi and Robyn Rivas perform Classic Rock, Blues and Country music prior to Night Sky Program.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068

May 9
Music and the Stars
Join us for a different musical genre (TBA) and enjoy a beautiful sunset once a month between April thru October. After sunset the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will have the observatory, telescopes and volunteers on hand for you to observe and learn about various celestial bodies. Each month will have a different night sky topic and focus. Bring a folding chair, insect repellant, friendly pets on a leash are allowed.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068

May 30
Monthly Bird ID Tour
Meet Volunteer Birding Guide CJ Goin at South Day Use Area for a walking tour along the banks of the Rio Grande. You might observe a Yellow -Crowned Night Heron, Tri-Colored Heron, Northern Parula Warbler, or a Black-throated Gray Warbler. Dress warmly with appropriate footwear. Easy to moderate walk along mostly level ground.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Alex Mares 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.
December 31 Very poor power supply
The power was so low you had to use only one thing at a time. Could not have the water heator on electric as it would drop the power below 108 Volts. 30 Amp plug very lose and wore out! We stayed 12-30-2012 Water/ elec. for $14.00 (ok) will Not be back!
April 9 nice place to visit by happy camper


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.

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Leasburg Dam State Park
Leasburg Dam State Park