Percha Dam State Park Map and Information

Percha Dam State Park - prime birding spot in Sierra County New Mexico
As directed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, our three State Parks are open for DAY USE to NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS ONLY.  Open days are Thursday through Sunday until further notice. Parks are closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Elephant Butte hours are 6am-6pm. Caballo and Percha hours are 7am-5pm. Information about social distancing and hygiene is posted throughout parks to ensure visitor safety. Capacity limits are being enforced. Overnight use and campgrounds remain closed. Use of exact change is encouraged when paying the day-use fee, to minimize contact with staff.
Map of Percha Dam State Park

About Percha Dam Park

Positioned along the Rio Grande and a major migration path, Percha Dam is a “must-see” for birders, as it is rumored to be “the best birding site for land birds along the entire Rio Grande.”

The dam was built in 1917, a year after the completion of Elephant Butte reservoir, to irrigate the farms of the lower valley.

The Park offers plenty of shade and is also great for fishing, picnicking and RV camping or camping. Showers are available near the campsites.

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