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Pecos River

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Ranked #182 of 599 Attractions in New Mexico
Type: Scenic Drives, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Canoeing, White-water rafting, Fishing
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Owner description: Like the Rio Grande, this river flows mostly southward across New Mexico, and is a popular destination for outdoor activities such as boating, rafting, hiking and fishing.
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Farmington, New Mexico
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The park is great. Nice place to walk/bike big park along water front that's hard to find in the middle of the desert

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a few minutes before going to dinner, so checked out the Pecos River. Beautiful park on both sides of the river, with walking path. The area we were at had a huge play structure---but we had no children with us. Went back a couple days later to eat a snack before heading out of town. We didn't have... More

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

busy at start of summer but starts to slow after July 4. pedalboats are avaible for rent. location is on the river

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San Antonio
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had some extra time, so my family and ventured to the pecos river. There was a river beach, which was free to swim in, a floatind river bridge with a nice playground on the otherside, a snowcone shop, a river tour boat, and rental paddle boats. Nothing crazy, but was a nice afternoon in the summer.

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El Paso, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The park was well shaded, spent the day watching the boats go by, river swimming, kids loved it.plenty of lifeguards in the roped off section of the river.there are paddle boats and other boating equipment to rent,there is also a tour boat. There are tables and grills spaced comfortably apart.just had a great time ,can't wait to go back.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a great place to come with family. The boat tour ride was great and relaxing and their are activities that you can do. It's not crowded. Enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Fair Play, South Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

A great place to cool off from the mid day sun. We stopped there for a quick picnic under one of the many shaded benches and watched families swimming. A nice family place.

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Glendale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A wonderful playground along the Pecos river. Nice area to picnic. Easy access and walking paths along the river

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There is a nice playground. Park areas on both sides of river, very clean. It turned out to be a great place for a wedding. Gazebos for shade, some trees, which for New Mexico is great!

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Houston, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Nothing fancy, but it's well kept and with lights. It'll give you something to do after the national parks are closed. There is a bridge laid in to cross to the other side, close to a big building (a local gym/Youth Center). A nice way to spend 45' to 60' before/after dinner.

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