Elephant Butte Lake State Park Map and Information
NOTICE 2021 May 12:
Rock Canyon, Marina del Sur and Dam Site boat ramps are all currently open. Water levels are currently rising and will continue rising until irrigation season begins at the end of May. Low lake levels are expected by early July.
STATE PARK INFO:
• To protect others when you are in a group setting, please continue wearing a mask unless you have been fully vaccinated for at least 2 full weeks
• Please use exact change when paying fees or purchase passes online
• Recreate responsibly and pack out all trash
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 for tents and rvs.
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.