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Hiking at Elephant Butte’s West Lakeshore Trail

hiking path at Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico

West Lakeshore Trail, 5 miles from Truth or Consequences, hugs the western shoreline of Elephant Butte Lake, spanning a 12-mile stretch of scenic desert landscape.

Kayak Fishing Tournament May 19-21

Kayak Fishing Tournament

This catch-photo-release tournament is open to any non-motorized watercraft—canoe, kayak, rowboat, etc. Prize categories include largest & smallest largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye.

Fishstock II

Elephant Butte Lake stocked with black bass

Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Fish & Game, and a team of volunteers introduced approximately 40,000 fish into the waters of the reservoir on August 13 2015.

BIG 4th of July 2015 Weekend in Elephant Butte New Mexico!

July 4 at Elephant Butte Lake

Fourth of July 2015 at Elephant Butte Lake will include a Sand Castle Building Contest, RV & Boat Show, and the big Fireworks Show.

Volunteers Needed to Move Fish!

fishing at Elephant Butte Lake

A fish-stocking effort in early May added about 20,000 young fish to the waters of Elephant Butte Lake.

Healthy New Year! Move into 2015 with a Walk, Run, Yoga Retreat or Healing Workshop

first day hike across Elephant Butte Dam

Sierra County rings in 2015 with Health: First Day Hikes, a Full Moon Run and 2 wellness workshops.

It’s Still Summer at Elephant Butte Lake State Park!

We may be well into September, but it’s still summer in Sierra County – and there’s plenty of water and fresh air for fishing, boating, floating and flying.

Fourth of July Weekend = Fireworks and Fun on the Water

2014 fireworks at Elephant Butte Lake

This is one of the best traditions in the county! And there are no bad seats. Come to Elephant Butte Lake on July 5 for the giant FIREWORKS SHOW that begins around 9pm. The (nominal, in any event) park fee is waived after 6pm for folks coming in to see the show. And if there’s […]

Stegomastodon Fossil: A Major Discovery at Elephant Butte Lake

Whether you’re highly adventurous or a newbie, chances are good you’ve done it at Elephant Butte Lake State Park – by “it” we mean you’ve gotten your vehicle stuck in the sand and had to dig yourself out, or get someone to help you dig out. It’s almost a rite of passage for newcomers to […]

June 14 Weekend: Celebrate Flag Day at Elephant Butte Lake

Patriotic Flip Flops for Flag Day at Elephant Bute

Big weekend happenings are coming up mid-June, when Elephant Butte – a city that is working to achieve status as Most Patriotic City in the nation – celebrates Flag Day! (Check out their new website for all kinds of info!) On Saturday June 14, a Flag Day Parade along Highway 195, Elephant Butte’s main thoroughfare, will […]

Stuck In the Sand at Elephant Butte Lake – What To Do?

stuck in sand at Elephant Butte Lake

So many of us have been there. At the lake, where there’s all that lovely sandy beach. And you can drive on it! Or can you? Truth is, it is all too easy to get your vehicle stuck.

Events for the Last Weekend in April 2014

community concert - hot time in hot springs new mexico

Spotlighting a few events happening in Sierra County during the last week in April.

First Day Hike at Luchini Trail and Elephant Butte Dam

First Day Hike on Elephant Butte Dam - January 1, 2014

New Years Day hikes at Elephant Butte Lake – one at Luchini Nature Trail, the other on the historic Elephant Butte Dam which has been closed to traffic since September 11, 2001.

Elephant Days 2013 – Complete Schedule

Elephant Days is held annually in the early fall, and is always a fun time for all who visit! It features a parade, a car or motorcycle show, live music, and more.

Lots to Do at Elephant Butte Lake

video: Elephant Butte Water Activities

Boat, float, swim, splash, fish, sunbathe, build a sand castle, relax.

Water Skiing on Caballo Lake June 2013

water skiing on Caballo Lake, 2013

Times are you can, other times are you can’t. Either way Caballo Lake provides a nice contrast to its bigger more popular counterpart up-river.

Paragliding at Elephant Butte Lake

paraglider in training

Imagine, if you can, soaring high over the lake while wearing your own pair of wings.

Elephant Butte Lake – Campfires Allowed!

campfires allowed 100' from the water at Elephant Butte & Caballo Lakes

Always a good idea to check with park rangers before building a fire, of course.