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Elephant Butte Lake State Park


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 and this is 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 areas, playgrounds, and developed sites with electric and water hook-ups for RV's. 

Park Elevation 4,527 ft


Michelle DeVos Cole

Sunday, June 10, 2018
Always fun at the Lake. But like the last two times we've been there we got stuck in the soft sand. I want to say thank you for the family that helped us dog out way out with their brand new 4x4 truck. I absolutely love the lake but am always disappointed as I'm from Michigan the largest lakes there people can't see across them. Always a fun time playing with the dog or hanging out or even camping. I love Elephant Butte State Park.

Brandon Pike

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Awesome Lake but beware u need a truck. Preferably a 4x4. I was only idiot there in a car. Had to dig out 4 times. Good fishing. Caught 6 catfish back to back to back.

Mia Dickerson

Monday, May 28, 2018
You can't really go wrong at Elephant Butte. Sun, sand, water, fun!!!! Whether you want to bring your RV, come hang out just for the day, rent a boat, hike, there is no lack of things to do here. Very reasonable admission fees and the water temp is always decent...usually a bit on the cooler side but it's pretty awesome finding warm spots in the water.....I'm thinking that might have to do with the natural hot springs being close? Just a guess. They do a spectacular fireworks display around the 4th of July. Be careful in the sand....I see cars AND trucks get stuck literally every single time I've gone to "the Butte". Also if you are not a sun seeker be sure to bring an umbrella or shade structure as there is no shade down by the shore. The picnic and camping areas all have covered tables though. Great place for families, couples, dogs, little kids, big kids, even single people as there is enough shore line to find a nice secluded spot to spend the day. I love this place!!!

Atanu Barai

Saturday, July 7, 2018
The sound of water! Soothing. Went there with friends. Had an ukulele. Sang and shouted. Had fun. Joy of mind.

Johanna Kenny

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I was only there a few minutes to pick up a friend but I was impressed. Very clean, the lake is beautiful, a lot of boaters and campers. I plan to go back soon to enjoy it all. Then I can give s full scoped out review. Loved it. Here is some awesome info my site just gave to me, and what a blessing. This info and the pics are breath taking. Looks like, and is, a lot of fun. Great place to be in this heat. GO AND HAVE FUN.

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