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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5421
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Drive downn to the water

We were roaming around the Elephant Butte Area and saw the state park and it was open and no one to... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Northridge, CA
Good spot for camping

We camped at Lion's Beach for a couple of nights. The staff was friendly and the site was clean... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5421
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We were roaming around the Elephant Butte Area and saw the state park and it was open and no one to collect money, so we drove in. We followed the road right down to the water. It looked like a great place to camp on...More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We camped at Lion's Beach for a couple of nights. The staff was friendly and the site was clean. We had a nice view of the reservoir. The dump station for this loop was closed, so we used the other dump station. Not an issue...More

Thank Carmine85635
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Really enjoyed this place, which features what we were told is a 17-mile long lake. It offers spectacular views of the mountains.

Thank dg2727
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

This a great park. Lots of camping and with good facilities. Tons of hiking, especially if you drive away from the main gate and go through town of Elephant Butte, just a couple of miles away. The West Lakeshore trail is extensive and lovely.

1  Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Although I like Navajo Lake better, this is much warmer water and closer to Albuquerque. I can't give 5 rating because someone stole my tube when I wasn't looking.

Thank mcgeeg
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We were here last year and thought it would be a great place to come back to.we bought a toy hauler fifth wheel ,a fold a boat and a utv to bring to the park. Before we booked I asked the rangers if we would...More

1  Thank kmjssc
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

For New Mexico this is a large lake great for boating, scuba diving, bass fishing great place to have a large gathering with friends and family

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Thank mountains74
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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....More

2  Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank Kerri G
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank Nicole T
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Estefania B
6 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.
14 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
26 June 2016|
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Response from mealybug | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs ok in water. People have huge RVs right on beachfront with giant grills. Everyone brings a grill from what I could see