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New Mexico

City of Elephant Butte

ready to fish at Elephant Butte Lake's Marina del Sur

The City of Elephant Butte offers superb RV parksrestaurantshotels and motelsguide servicesmarinas, and watercraft rentals.

The City recently launched its own site for Tourism, you can see it here!

Hailed as the “Diamond in the Desert,” Elephant Butte  is home to the largest lake in the state and Sierra del Rio, a 5-star Golf Course that was recognized by Gold Digest magazine as one of the state’s Ten Best courses. It offers 18 holes, a driving range, a sport shop, and a bar/restaurant with outside seating on a deck overlooking the course.

Year-round recreation is available, and the city’s population swells during the summer, especially on big holiday weekends like July 4, when a huge fireworks show happens over the lake. In fact most of the city’s events happen at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, from the Annual Chili Cookoff in June to the Luminaria Beachwalk the 2nd weekend in December.

Elephant Butte’s Signature Events

Elephant Butte hosts several popular annual happenings including a fall Balloon Regatta, “Elephant Days,” and the Independence Day fireworks show.

One especially festive event is the Beachwalk Luminaria Festival and Floating Parade of Lights (2nd Saturday in December at Elephant Butte Lake State Park). Thousands of luminarias line specially-designed beach paths; visitors enjoy music and food provided at campfires by local organizations and businesses. This popular celebration also includes a parade of illuminated boats, and prizes are awarded at the end of the evening for best-decorated watercraft, RV, home and business in Elephant Butte.

Check SierraCountyEvents.com for more details on events at Elephant Butte Lake.

Parade of Lights, part of the Luminaria Beach Walk held annually at Elephant Butte

photo courtesy of the Truth or Consequences Herald

City of Elephant Butte Government website