Sierra County’s Three State Parks
As directed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, our three State Parks are open for DAY USE to NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS ONLY. Open days are Thursday through Sunday until further notice. Parks are closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Elephant Butte hours are 6am-6pm. Caballo and Percha hours are 7am-5pm. Information about social distancing and hygiene is posted throughout parks to ensure visitor safety. Capacity limits are being enforced. Overnight use and campgrounds remain closed. Use of exact change is encouraged when paying the day-use fee, to minimize contact with staff.
Beginning on October 1, our state parks will allow overnight camping for New Mexico residents only. Reservations must be made online. Groups larger than 10 remain prohibited.
New Mexico’s largest body of water, Elephant Butte Lake offers a wealth of recreation – fishing, boating, jetskiing, and miles of sandy beaches