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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5421
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South Monticello Point

This State Park is very large- one part of the park is 10 miles from the other. My husband and I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nannette M
Salem, United States
Hoped for more trails

The park is geared towards water amenities but we were hoping for hiking trails within the park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona, USA
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101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5421
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This State Park is very large- one part of the park is 10 miles from the other. My husband and I have a motor home and I made reservations for the Lions Den area....this area has a great view of the lake but if you...More

1  Thank Nannette M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The park is geared towards water amenities but we were hoping for hiking trails within the park. Not the case. One sandy trail which was ok but would not be good during the summer months. I understand there is another trail that starts a distance...More

Thank CarlK56
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The lodge and cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps are being restored and several are available to rent . . . Enjoy the history and silence as the current low level of the lake make the area an oasis of peace . . .

Thank CelineSoCA
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We enjoyed the beauty of the dessert landscape even though we were on the water. We can't wait to try the camping next year when we go back

Thank Melessia W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Very nice spot for sand and water. Cost $5 to get in and just spend the day, unless you are camping. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thank mandybre
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We are on our way to Arizona and wanted to stop off here again to camp for a few nights. Beautiful park and excellent campsites. Over looking the lake, so peaceful with large sites. Only $14.00 a night with water, electric and free wifi.

Thank George Y
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We visited on a weekday before Labor Day to beat the holiday crowd. The temps were in the mid-80s. This was our first visit and the staff at the Visitor Center were helpful. We ate our lunch at one of the unoccupied campsites overlooking the...More

Thank Mikejack52pe
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Pulled off the interstate on the way from Las Cruces to ABQ NM to stretch our legs. It is just a few miles off the highway to the reservoir and state park area. We enjoyed the great scenery and cool breezes coming off the water....More

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We got stuck in the sand on the beach! It took 2 trucks and 8 guys to get us back up to the pavement. Don't waste your time.

Thank kafkasprague
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

I placed a campsite reservation online about two weeks in advance. The cost for a developed site of our choice was $14 plus a reservation fee. We choose the Lyons Beach campsite even though their RV dump was out-of-order. However, a second RV dump was...More

2  Thank hausermd
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Catherine P
13 December 2017|
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Response from Melessia W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I haven’t heard of them
Estefania B
5 June 2017|
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Response from LesK4 | Reviewed this property |
As a Army retiree we are able to rent equipment at military bases so I didn't even go near the marina. So I don't know but it was a really nice place so I would expect there is something there.
13 October 2016|
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Response from LesK4 | Reviewed this property |
Well it is hard to say where the best place to fish for catfish will be usually when I go to a new lake I ask at the bait store, but I have found that if I can find a place where the water seem to back up into a cove or the... More