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Lakes and Waterways

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

Caballo Lake State Park Map and Information

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

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.

Water-Related Activities

A Fisherman’s Paradise

Anglers will find numerous opportunities for fishing at Elephant Butte Lake, Caballo Lake, Percha Dam, and the Rio Grande.

Water Sports – Boating, Boarding, Tubing, Kayaking

A variety of water sports can be enjoyed in Sierra County. The Rio Grande bisects the county, feeding our two lakes, Elephant Butte and Caballo.

Where to Find Lake Gear & Fishing Supplies

Last But Not Least...

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.

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