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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5421
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Loved the dessert feel even for a lake

We enjoyed the beauty of the dessert landscape even though we were on the water. We can't wait to... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Melessia W
Lovington, New Mexico
Wonderful place for viewing, walking, and beach.

Very nice spot for sand and water. Cost $5 to get in and just spend the day, unless you are... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Silver City, New Mexico
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101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5421
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We enjoyed the beauty of the dessert landscape even though we were on the water. We can't wait to try the camping next year when we go back

Thank Melessia W
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Very nice spot for sand and water. Cost $5 to get in and just spend the day, unless you are camping. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thank mandybre
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We are on our way to Arizona and wanted to stop off here again to camp for a few nights. Beautiful park and excellent campsites. Over looking the lake, so peaceful with large sites. Only $14.00 a night with water, electric and free wifi.

Thank George Y
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We visited on a weekday before Labor Day to beat the holiday crowd. The temps were in the mid-80s. This was our first visit and the staff at the Visitor Center were helpful. We ate our lunch at one of the unoccupied campsites overlooking the...More

Thank Mikejack52pe
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Pulled off the interstate on the way from Las Cruces to ABQ NM to stretch our legs. It is just a few miles off the highway to the reservoir and state park area. We enjoyed the great scenery and cool breezes coming off the water....More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We got stuck in the sand on the beach! It took 2 trucks and 8 guys to get us back up to the pavement. Don't waste your time.

Thank kafkasprague
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I placed a campsite reservation online about two weeks in advance. The cost for a developed site of our choice was $14 plus a reservation fee. We choose the Lyons Beach campsite even though their RV dump was out-of-order. However, a second RV dump was...More

1  Thank hausermd
Reviewed 23 July 2017

You can rent pontoon boats year-round and ONE jet ski in the summer. We had a couple visit us recently and we wanted to rent two jet skis do all 4 of us could go out at once, but they won't rent more than 1...More

2  Thank newmexicoonline
Reviewed 18 July 2017

So many options, all around the wonderful lake! Camp in sites, in different loops that each have their own highlights, some quiet and isolated, some overlook the lake, , with or without hookups, but all havewater, tables, firepit, and are big! Or you can drive...More

Thank Pattie H
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Can't beat any of New Mexico's state parks! Great prices, beautiful views, we stayed at several, yes it's hot but the lake was very cool😁we enjoyed camping there, lots of places to walk and the views were gorgeous. Hope to visit again!

Thank Jaw619
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Catherine P
13 December 2017|
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Response from Melessia W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I haven’t heard of them
Estefania B
6 June 2017|
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Response from LesK4 | Reviewed this property |
As a Army retiree we are able to rent equipment at military bases so I didn't even go near the marina. So I don't know but it was a really nice place so I would expect there is something there.
14 October 2016|
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Response from LesK4 | Reviewed this property |
Well it is hard to say where the best place to fish for catfish will be usually when I go to a new lake I ask at the bait store, but I have found that if I can find a place where the water seem to back up into a cove or the... More