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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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If you like camping, fishing, boating, or just being outdoors, Elephant Butte is for you.

There is plenty of water and plenty of beach room at New Mexico’s largest State Park. Elephant Butte Lake can accommodate watercraft of many styles and sizes: kayaks, jet skis, pontoons, sailboats, ski boats, cruisers, and houseboats. Remember to wear your life jacket. Boat safe and boat smart! Besides sandy beaches, the State Park offers restrooms, picnic area, playgrounds, and developed sites with electric and water hook-ups for RV’s.

Park Elevation 4,527 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
  • Fishing:
    • Accessible Pier
    • Guides/Outfitters
  • Hunting
  • Picnicking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
  • Trails:
    • 15 Miles
    • Hiking
    • Mt Biking
    • Interpretive Trails
    • Accessible Trails
  • Volleyball
  • Wildlife Viewing
    • Birding

Amenities

  • Beach
  • Boating Facilities:
    • Boat Dock
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boat Rentals
    • Marina
  • Campground Facilities:
    • 173 Developed Campsites
    • 144 W+ E Sites
    • 8 W+E+S Full Hookup Sites
    • Water in Campground
    • RV Dump Station
    • Group Campsites
  • Primitive Camping:
    • Beach Camping
    • Boat-in Camping
  • Restrooms:
    • Restrooms with water
    • Showers
    • Vault Toilets
  • Group Facilities:
    • Group Picnic Shelter
    • Group Camping
    • Meeting Room
  • Historic Sites
  • Playground

ADDRESS & PHONE

101 Hwy 195
Elephant Butte, NM 87935
575-744-5923

CONTACT

Saul Baquera
Park Superintendent
saul.baquera@emnrd.nm.gov