Sierra County New Mexico

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Map and Information

map of Elephant Butte Lake State Park in Southern NM

About Elephant Butte Lake

Elephant Butte Lake and Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte New Mexico


New Mexico’s largest body of water, Elephant Butte Lake, is a fisherman’s paradise known for record-breaking black, white, and striped bass, as well as crappie and bluegill.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park encompasses 40,000 acres and has a Visitor Center and camp sites.  

The lake offers miles of trails, sandy beaches, and magnificent views along its 43-mile length, plus 3 marinas to serve boaters:

• Dam Site Marina
• Marina del Sur
• Rock Canyon Marina

The Dam Site Recreational Area, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the 1930s, has been designated a Historic District.  The site retains the flavor of the lake’s historic past and includes cabins, an RV park, rock-lined paths, and the charming Dam Site Lodge, housed in the old Administration Building dating from 1911 / the dam-building days.

wirelessWireless internet is available throughout the park (below Monticello point).

More info is at elephantbuttelake.net.

Headquarters for Elephant Butte Lake State Park: 575-744-5421.

LAKE LEVELS:
US Army Corp of Engineers Real Time Data for the Rio Grande Basin
 
Bureau of Reclamation – El Paso Field Division Office