Visitor Information for

Sierra County New Mexico


Caballo Lake State Park Map and Information

map of Caballo Lake State Park in Sierra County NM

About Caballo Lake

Elevation: 4,447 ft
Geocoordinates: 32.9068129,-107.3116466

Sunset on the Caballo Mountains and LakeLocated 20 miles downstream from Elephant Butte, with the majestic Caballo mountains serving as a backdrop, Caballo Lake offers facilities for RVstent campingboating or kayakingfishing, and hiking.

You’ll find exceptional birding opportunities at Caballo year-round, whether you are out on the water, wandering the park’s vast cactus gardens (home to yucca, century plants, ocotillo, prickly pear and more), or relaxing at one of the 170 campsites inside the park.

Amenities include a beach (camping allowed), boat docks and boat ramps, 4 campgrounds, group campsites and a group picnic shelter, a playground, exhibits at the Visitor Center, restrooms with water, showers and toilets, and a dump station at Palomino Campground.

The park is located 16 miles south of Truth or Consequences. It is accessible via old Highway 187, or from I25 Exit 59.


The radio and TV towers visible on Timber Mountain are at an elevation of 7565 feet, the highest point of the Caballo Range.

Headquarters for Caballo Lake and Percha Dam State Parks: 575-743-3942

Read our blog post about The Sleeping Indian in the Caballo Mountains

See a photo of a water skier on Caballo Lake, taken on June 9 2013