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Navajo Lake State Park 'Navajo Lake State Park' © Annick Desjardins
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Navajo Lake State Park
'Navajo Lake State Park'
© Copyright Annick Desjardins, 2007-2008

Lincoln National Forest
'Dog Canyon'
© copyright Ted Gorczyca

Taken in the Lincoln National Forest Rt 137

Cimarron Canyon State Park
'The Palisades'
© Kristy Ashmore

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
'Sand Hills in the morning'
© Dan Verrips


Living Desert State Park
© Neil Knott

New Mexico's North Central Region Parks

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Parks in this region are near these New Mexico Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)

Carson National Forest
Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1.5 million acres covered by the Carson National Forest. Elevations rise from 6,000 feet to 13,161 feet at Wheeler Peak, the highest in New Mexico. Big game animals roam the Carson. They include mule deer, elk, antelope, black bear, ........more >
El Santuario Church National Historic Landmark
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El Vado Lake State Park
Located in New Mexico's northern mountains, El Vado Lake State Park offers fishing, boating, water-skiing, and winter cross-country skiing. A five and one-half mile scenic trail along the Rio Chama connects El Vado with nearby Heron Lake.........more >
El Vado State Park Airport
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Glorieta Battlefield National Historic Landmark
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Heron Lake State Park
A picturesque lake set among tall pines, Heron Lake State Park has been designated a quiet lake where boats operate at no-wake speeds only. This park is known for its excellent sailing, fishing, cross-country skiing, and hiking. ........more >
Hyde Memorial State Park
Beautiful scenery, a quiet natural setting, and easy access make Hyde Memorial State Park a favorite picnic area, campground, respite, and base camp for excursions into the surrounding Santa Fe National Forest.........more >
Kit Carson Memorial State Park
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Kit Carson State Park Cemetery Historical Marker
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Pecos National Historical Park
Pecos preserves 12,000 years of history including the ancient pueblo of Pecos, two Spanish Colonial Missions, Santa Fe Trail sites, 20th century ranch history of Forked Lightning Ranch, and the site of the Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass. The ruins trail, picnic area, and visitor center are the ........more >
Puye Cliff Dwellings National Historic Landmark
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Red River State Fish Hatchery
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Rio Grande Gorge State Park
Located on the central Rio Grande flyway, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is winter home to Canada geese, sandhill cranes, and various species of ducks and other waterfowl. A trail system along the river, classrooms, and an extensive library with viewing areas add to this valuable public resource.........more >
Santa Fe National Forest
Some of the finest mountain scenery in the Southwest is found in the 1,567,000 acres covered by the Santa Fe National Forest. Elevations rise from 5,300 to 13,101 feet at the summit of Truchas Peak, located within the Pecos Wilderness. The diverse topographic and climatic conditions create a wide variety ........more >
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Between 1821 and 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was primarily a commercial highway connecting Missouri and Santa Fe, New Mexico. From 1821 until 1846, it was an international commercial highway used by Mexican and American traders. In 1846, the Mexican-American War began. The Army of the West followed the ........more >
Santa Fe River State Park
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Seton Village National Historic Landmark
Seton Village was purchased in 2002 by the Academy for the Love of Learning. The landmark is currently not open to the public as Seton Castle is in the process being restored and the grounds are being cleared of years of rubbish, broken glass, and fallen wooden structures. In 2003, the Academy for the ........more >
The Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
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