Sierra County’s Three State Parks

New Mexico’s state parks are open to New Mexico residents only. Overnight camping reservations must be made online. Groups larger than 10 remain prohibited.

Information about social distancing and hygiene is posted throughout parks to ensure visitor safety. Capacity limits are being enforced. Use of exact change is encouraged when paying the day-use fee, to minimize contact with staff.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Map and Information

101 Highway 195,

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

Highway 187, Mile Markers 166-167,

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.

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