Elephant Butte Lake State Park Map and Information
New Mexico’s state parks are open to New Mexico residents only as follows: Elephant Butte Lake State Park: daily 7am-4pm. Caballo Lake State Park & Percha Dam State Park: Thursday through Sunday 7am-4pm.
The lake offers miles of trails, sandy beaches, and magnificent views along its 43-mile length. Admission / park fees are $5 per car or $15 per bus or tour van. Walk or bike in for free! Annual day use park passes are $40.
• water level
• map to the Main Gate
• water recreation info
• fishing info
• camping info
• 3 marinas
About Elephant Butte Lake
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.
Marinas / Boat Rentals
The Damsite Recreation 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 (but currently under construction) Dam Site Lodge, housed in the old Administration Building dating from 1911 / the dam-building days.
Headquarters for Elephant Butte Lake State Park: 575-744-5421.