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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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Address: 101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
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575-744-5421
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Fishing and camping

Great fun fo rthe family, low cost lake fun, bring a grill, and catch some fish. Drive around teh lake on the lakeshore to get a feel fo rall the ortions, rustic camping is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This looks like a version of a seaside resort in the desert. The sand is sift so you have to be careful where you drive lest you get stuck. There were campers, cars, and people scattered around the waterside. The area was dirty with trash. There was only one hiking trail that did not go around the lake. If you're... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice state park. It is a desert setting so be prepared for scrub brush and desert landscapes. The camp hosts were not very informative and weren't familiar with the loops they were not assigned to. Also, the loop we originally reserved had sewer problems and th rest room, shower and dump station were out of service. This was not advertised... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great fun fo rthe family, low cost lake fun, bring a grill, and catch some fish. Drive around teh lake on the lakeshore to get a feel fo rall the ortions, rustic camping is inexpensive and you can still access some ammenities at the main campground

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Thank Nicole T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent the afternoon out here with some friends. One guy has that New Mexico pass that lets folks stay at any NM state park for free after paying the one-time fee. We hung out on his campsite and looked at the lovely blue water. Everything was peaceful; no problems. I took a shower in one of the bathhouses. It... More 

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Silver City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived in New Mexico for almost seven years and this was our first time checking out Elephant Butte! What a pleasant surprise! The temperature for this time of year is higher than usual and there are not many options for shade. There are two parts to the park, on one side is the beach/boating/camping areas and the side where... More 

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elephant Butte SP is another of the NM bargains: $14/night for elec & water, before any discounts.... Even cheaper is the primitive camping, which is spectacular, with miles and miles of beach to choose from. Fishing is excellent, scenery awesome, people are nice (even the Game Wardens----HAVE A LICENSE! (Available online and, of course nowadays, you have coverage)

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

About 3 hours out of the cold/snow and uniquely positioned to draw warmer temps in winter...this is a perfectly nice spot to hang out for a bit and warm up! There are some nice restaurants nearby, springs and the lake is peaceful. Grounds are well kept and bathrooms clean. All state parks are very reasonably priced and well worth a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Elephant Butte is designed for hundreds of campers, but in the winter it's almost abandoned while the facilities are excellent: warm showers, clean bathrooms, and well maintained campsites. The campsites are water and electricity only, but there is a dump station near each of the major campsites.

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Thank Thomas D
Clio, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Stayed here for a week in our RV. Pull through sites made for easy in & out. Sites were a bit narrow & no sewer hook ups. Sites are also not very level. Restrooms were clean but worn looking. Great price, though, only $14 a night.

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Thank Carole H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't park the RV here but explored the area and found it quiet and great views and weather Marina area well kept Nice quiet atmosphere on a warm Friday

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