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Caballo, New Mexico

Caballo Lake in Southern New Mexico
Caballo is located 16 miles south of Truth or Consequences on Highway 187.

Caballo New Mexico is home to Sierra County’s second lake, Caballo Reservoir, framed by one of Sierra County’s many beautiful backdrops: the Caballo Mountains. Caballo Lake State Park sits between the lake and Highway 187.

Fun Facts: The radio and TV towers visible on the Caballo Range’s Timber Mountain are at an elevation of 7565 feet, the highest point of the Caballo Range. On the southern end of the range is a formation called The Sleeping Indian.

Caballo Lake and Mountains, Old Highway 187, Sierra County New Mexico

Caballo Lake is down-stream from Elephant Butte Lake. It is smaller and quieter than Elephant Butte but with similar fishing and water sports opportunities.

In times of low water levels, motorized water craft are prohibited at Caballo Lake. Call 575-743-3942 for more information.

Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are allowed any time, as are camping and fishing.

Exceptional birding opportunities await you at Caballo year-round, whether you are out on the water, wandering Caballo Lake State Park‘s vast cactus gardens — home to yucca, century plants, ocotillo, prickly pear and more — relaxing at a campsite, or exploring the Mountains.

Attractions

Retail & Refreshments

Caballo Tavern
13914 Highway 187

An authentic dive bar with a pool table, occasional karaoke & deejay, full liquor license.

Lil Abners
14422 Highway 187

If you see a boat sticking out of a building, that's Li'l Abners. The store stocks groceries and snacks, ice, fishing supplies including some live bait, and more.

Shattuck Vineyard
43 Bridle Road

Vineyard, tasting room, bottled wine and beer.

RV Parks

Caballo Lake RV Park
Highway 187, Mile Marker 22

We’re located on the east (lake) side of Highway 187, with beautiful lake and mountain views. 7 of our spaces are partly shaded with trees. Our park has a game area, activities, happy hour, guided tours, gold panning, covered patio, clubhouse, and picnic tables. Caballo Lake is within walking distance. You may borrow our telephone if you use your own phone card. We welcome pets, and just added a dog park! Pets must be leashed and cleaned up after.


Caballo Lake State Park Campground
Highway 187

The Caballo Mountains serve as a majestic backdrop for the lake and park. Guests can enjoy a full array of water recreation, winter waterfowl watching, and cactus gardens in bloom. We don’t have a pool but you can swim in the lake. see a map


Lakeview RV Park
Interstate 25, Exit 63

We have a convenience store on-site that sells groceries, propane, gasoline and diesel. The park has views of Caballo Lake and mountains and is just minutes from scenic Hillsboro, Truth or Consequences, and Elephant Butte. All sites have 30/50. 12 of our sites have phone hookup capability. We have 4 sites for tent campers. Pets must be leashed and picked up after.


Percha Dam State Park Campground
Highway 187

Percha Dam State Park features camping, picnicking, fishing and some of the best bird-watching available on the Rio Grande. see a map


Ricky Dee’s RV Park & Boat Storage
Highway 187

We have many shade trees with a nice view of the Caballos and Caballo Lake, as well as a guest area with a hot tub, air hockey table, dart board, and a modem. Wireless is free for our guests. Sites are telephone-ready, but it’s up to tenants to arrange service. Our sites can accommodate rigs up to 34 feet.


Southwest Tiny Home RV Park
Highway 187

The view here is amazing, we have tons of space, and we offer septic if you need it. Though we are a Tiny Home park, we also welcome RVs in any shape and size. Caballo Lake is within walking distance of the park.