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fishing near the dam at Elephant Butte Lake

Sierra County’s Three State Parks

STATE PARK INFO:

• Wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in public settings except when eating,
drinking, or swimming or unless a healthcare provider instructs otherwise, and violators
could face citations and $100 fines for not complying voluntarily.
• Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment
• Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more while recreating
• Trails will be open; some water access is limited at this time due to seasonal conditions.
• No group shelter use or large organized events
• To limit interactions, please use exact change when paying fees or purchase passes online
• Recreate responsibly and pack out all trash

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, sailing, and camping on 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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