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

Cimarron Canyon State Park
'The Palisades'
© Kristy Ashmore

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


Lincoln National Forest
'Dog Canyon'
© copyright Ted Gorczyca

Taken in the Lincoln National Forest Rt 137

Living Desert State Park
© Neil Knott

New Mexico's Southeast 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)

Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Located where the Chihuahuan Desert meets the Southern Plains, Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is one of the more biologically significant wetland areas of the Pecos River watershed system. Established in 1937 to provide wintering habitat for migratory birds, the refuge plays a crucial role in ........more >
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Actually seven small park lakes bordered by high red bluffs, Bottomless Lakes State Park offers a variety of sports including hiking, swimming, fishing, and scuba diving.........more >
Brantley Lake State Park
Brantley Lake State Park, a southern desert park, is a refreshing place to fish and enjoy other water sports. The visitor center includes historical exhibits about the Wild West Town of Seven Rivers. ........more >
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Established to preserve Carlsbad Cavern and numerous other caves within a Permian-age fossil reef, the park contains more than 100 known caves, including Lechuguilla Cavethe nation's deepest limestone cave at 1,567 feet 478m and fourth longest. Carlsbad Cavern, with one of the world's largest underground ........more >
Carlsbad National Wildlife Refuge
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Eastern New Mexico State Park
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Grulla National Wildlife Refuge
Grulla National Wildlife Refuge is located in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, near the small town of Arch, approximately 25 miles northwest of Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge. Grulla NWR, which is managed by the staff at Muleshoe NWR, is 3,236 acres, more than 2,000 of which is the saline lake bed of ........more >
Harry McAdams State Park
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Lincoln National Forest
Located in South Central New Mexico, the Lincoln National Forest is known as the birthplace of the world-famous Smokey Bear, the living symbol of the campaign to prevent forest fires. The original bear is buried in Capitan, New Mexico. The Lincoln consists of three ranger districts Sacramento, Smokey ........more >
Living Desert State Park
Dedicated to the interpretation of the Chihuahuan Desert, Living Desert State Park is an indoor/outdoor living museum displaying more than 40 native animal species and hundreds of succulents from around the world. While on the 1.3 mile self-guided tour, which takes approximately 1.5 hours, visitors ........more >
Oasis State Park
A true oasis, Oasis State Park is set among cottonwood trees, shifting sand dunes, and a small fishing lake.........more >
Smokey Bear State Park Point of Interest
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Valley of Fires National Recreation Area
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