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Caballo Lake State Park

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Framed against the Caballo Mountains, this lake boasts an array of water recreation, such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, and fishing.

Choose from 170 campsites, with plenty of sites with utility hookups for RVs. There’s just as much to do off the water while hiking, horseback riding, birding, and picnicking.

Travel Tips:

  • Using an app to find Caballo Lake State Park?
    • On Google Maps use “EV Charging Station” as your destination for the Visitor Center
    • Iphone maps app is correct by typing Caballo Lake State Park
    • If you end up at Smith Ranch, turnaround head south and make a left onto HWY 187 for six miles and Caballo Lake’s main entrance will be on the left side.
  • Park Elevation 4,447 ft
  • Please see the Park Alerts section for more information

 

Activities

  • Boating:
    • Motorized
    • Non-motorized
    • Canoe/Kayak/Board
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Sailing
    • Water Skiing
  • Camping
  • Education Programs
  • Equestrian:
    • Trails
    • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Trails:
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Interpretive Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
    • Birding

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boating Facilities:
    • 3 Boat Docks
    • 2 Boat Ramps
  • Campground Facilities:
    • 4 Campgrounds
    • 170 Developed Campsites
    • 98 W+ E Sites (30 amp)
    • 10 W+ E Sites (50 amp)
    • 7 W+E+S Full Hookup Sites (50 amp)
    • Water in Campground
    • RV Dump Station
      • At Palomino Campground
    • Group Campsites:
      • *RV Rally Site with 54 W+E sites
  • Primitive Camping:
    • Beach Camping
    • Boat-in Camping
  • Restrooms:
    • Restrooms with water
    • Showers
    • Vault Toilets
  • Gardens
  • Group Facilities:
    • Group Picnic Shelter
    • Group Camping*
  • Playground
  • Visitor Center:
    • Exhibits

DIRECTIONS:

  • On Google Maps use “EV Charging Station” as your destination for the Visitor Center
    (help us report this issue on Google Maps)
  • iphone maps app is correct by typing Caballo Lake State Park
  • If you end up at Smith Ranch, turnaround head south and make a left onto HWY 187 for six miles and Caballo Lake’s main entrance will be on the left side.

ADDRESS & PHONE

10 Palomino Road
Caballo, NM 87931
575-743-3942

CONTACT

Abdon Aguirre
Park Manager
abdon.aguirre@emnrd.nm.gov