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Celebrate Independence Day in Sierra County!

Friends, we are psyched for the upcoming July 4 weekend (technically June 30 through July 4) in Sierra County, for a few reasons.

Lake Levels are UP in 2017!

Lake levels are higher, at both Caballo & Elephant Butte, than we’ve seen them in years, which will make for maximum watery fun and heat beating, whether you own or rent a boat, lounge on a blowup raft or other floating device,* or access the water from your campsite on the shore.

Elephant Butte Lake, north end, 2017

northern side of Elephant Butte Lake

view of Elephant Butte Lake from Champagne Hills

View of Elephant Butte Lake from Champagne Hills

This Just In:

FREE RIDES will be available between Elephant Butte and Truth or Consequences all weekend!

Free shuttle from Elephant Butte to Truth or Consequences the weekend of July 4 2017

Extra Special Events In Store:

The Dam Site Historic District will host its Second Annual Beer & Wine Festival on Saturday July 1 from 11am-9pm. This event will bring live music and vendors to the Dam Site Recreation Area, overlooking Elephant Butte Dam, for a full day of celebrating.

Music wraps up in time for The Big Fireworks Show, one of the biggest in the state, reflected on the water at Elephant Butte.

The first band to take the Dam Site stage, playing from 11am-4pm, is Merican Slang, an Albuquerque Band that’s 100% funky. Check’em out:

Merican Slang plays funk at the Elephant Butte Damsite Beer & Wine Festival July 1 2017

Merican Slang will be followed by local faves Tudy Romero and the Silver Bullet Band playing from 4-9pm.

July 4 - Tudy Romero at Elephant Butte's Dam Site Beer & Wine Festival

New Mexico Beer, Wine and other beverages will be provided by Point Blanc Winery of Truth or Consequences. The event is co-sponsored by Point Blanc and Lago Rico, Inc.

Bring the whole family — and sunscreen of course — for a full day of fun!

* Speaking of floating, for cooling off there’s always the float the Rio Grande option. The river connects our two lakes and trips down can be taken on your own, or arranged through White Water Weekends or Zia Kayak Outfitters.

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