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Sugarite Canyon State Park
Sugarite Canyon State Park
SUGARITE CANYON STATE PARK
SUGARITE CANYON STATE PARK
HCR 63, P.O. Box 386
Raton, New Mexico   87740

Phone: 575-445-5607
Reservations: 877-664-7787
Email:
To get to Sugarite Canyon State Park, take I-25 exit 452 at Raton, follow NM 72 east for 3.5 miles, and go north on NM 526 for about two miles to the visitor center.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Events
May 28 - June 5
Sugarite Fishing Derby
This fantastic, nine-day fishing derby at Lake Maloya offers cash prizes up to $1,000 and a chance at a $3,000 boat. Anglers fish for tagged rainbow trout for an immediate prize and a chance at the cash. All registrants go into the boat drawing. $10 registration per person plus applicable park fees.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: staff 575-445-5607

June 4
Migratory Bird Day
Have you ever held a hummingbird? Come eye-to-eye with a live hawk? Join us for a day of fun for kids and adults to celebrate migratory birds. Take part in our "Early Bird Special," with coffee and doughnuts for us and seeds for the birds beyond the window of the park Visitor Center.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: Pat Walsh 575-445-5607

June 24 - June 26
Bodacious Butterfly and Bird Fest
Help catch-and-release amazing butterflies, take part in a hummingbird banding, check out live hawks, and join us for bird walks where you can identify species with an ap on your phone. Sugarite Canyon in the summer offers a bounty of butterflies and birds, including one butterfly found only here.

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: staff 575-445-5607

August 27
N.M. State Parks Marathon Series
Runners and walkers of all aptitudes are invited to take part in this first day of the N.M. State Parks Series of events. Participants at Sugarite Canyon State Park can choose from a 5K, 10K, 50K, half-marathon and marathon. The series continues the next four days at the following state parks: Eagle Nest Lake, Coyote Creek, Conchas Lake and Ute Lake. For more information see iranmarathons.com

Fees: Regular Entrance Fee

Contact: staff 575-445-5607

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Take a Walk Through History : The Coal Camp Interpretive Trail winds through the ruins of the Sugarite coal camp. Coal mining in the area provided an important economic boost to the region and state. The visitor center provides information about the coal camp and the area's history.

Captivating Caprock : An extended cliff of basaltic rock columns, often referred to as "caprock" is the dominant geologic feature at the park. About 12 million years ago, broad sheets of molten lava erupted from a nearby volcano, forming layers of basalt rock 10-100 feet thick. Rock climbing is allowed on the caprock.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 21
Nice clean facilities Wonderful camp host. The local residents came in took over site and ran us out with loud music after 10pm and pure intimidation. When I filed a report with the Ranger he said that he had already had three previous incidents with the same group. Left out of fear. Do not go there!!!!!!!!
March 25 Great place to camp. by Happy Camper
We have stopped here on our way too and from Colorado many times and have really liked it.We camped up on Soda Butte and also down in the main campground. It has been a great place to stop and we will be back many more times.


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USA Parks
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New Mexico
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Northeast Region
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Sugarite Canyon State Park
Sugarite Canyon State Park