Lakes and Waterways

Sierra County has more water than any other county in the state of New Mexico. Our reservoirs and the Rio Grande that feeds them provide an array of recreational opportunities – boat and shore fishing, canoeing, kayaking, water and jet skiing, windsurfing, swimming, birding, camping, and more.

Caballo Lake State Park Map and Information

Located 20 miles downstream from Elephant Butte, Caballo Lake offers RV & tent camping, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Map and Information

New Mexico’s largest body of water, Elephant Butte Lake offers a wealth of recreation – fishing, boating, jetskiing, and miles of sandy beaches

Percha Dam State Park Map and Information

Percha Dam is a “must-see” for birders, as it is rumoured to provide some of the best birding in New Mexico. The dam was built in 1917 to irrigate the farms of the lower valley.

Rio Grande

The Rio Grande bisects the county, feeding our two reservoirs and providing seasonal entertainment.

Still more water:

Hot Springs in Truth or Consequences

Truth or Consequences hot springs await you at 10 commercial bath houses, from riverside to roof-top. You can even find lodging with private springs in-room.