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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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Address: Elephant Butte, NM

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A Sad and Depressing Place

I dislike using my reviewing powers to put down a place, but because State Parks in NM are somewhat remote and far flung, I feel obliged to protect other travelers from making the... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Liz M
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I dislike using my reviewing powers to put down a place, but because State Parks in NM are somewhat remote and far flung, I feel obliged to protect other travelers from making the mistake I did. EBLSP is adjacent to the Cities of Truth or Consequences and Elephant Butte. As for the lake itself, it is long and appears to... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We happened upon the park while driving to California and decided to stop for the night and ended up staying the entire weekend. The lake and surroundings are very beautiful with lots of native wildlife. Planning on a return trip this summer.

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192 reviews 192 reviews
64 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The bad news was that the night was so windy, only a few of the advertised 4,000 luminarias were lit. The good news was that there were still plenty of campfires and lots of free treats for eating and drinking. (The bad news about the campfires was that some folks were burning press board and other environmentally questionable combustibles. This... More 

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Espanola, New Mexico, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice lake by yourself or with family. Good fishing and peaceful. Very friendly staff, and very helpful.

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Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Elephant Butte Lake is the perfect autumn destination. It is great all year long but, come autumn all the summer visitors have gone leaving wide open beaches and calm waters. Elephant Butte Lake is New Mexico's largest lake. Even when water level is low, as it currently ( 11-2014) there is plenty water. The south end of the lake is... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Beautiful scenery, lots of hiking opportunities and camping. I took a ton of pictures and enjoyed driving to the various outlook points. Highly recommend!

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Bronx, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I camp there many times, but I like to get up at 4:00 am until sunrise with my telescope/camera and watch the night sky. On a moonless night you can see thousands of stars and the Milky Way. If you are there during the Fall Equinox, you will really see a show in the night sky. Bring a jacket it... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

At Elephant Butte SP you can have it your way. All styles and types of camping are possible. Boondocking on the lake front, primitive, traditional campgrounds, all are done her. We stayed in Desert Cove campground, site 6, and had a wonderful time. The restrooms are very clean and the Desert Cove campground has wifi. We used satellite tv so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There are a few different park campgrounds affiliated with Elephant Butte SP; the one we liked best was the Monticello area. Exceptional bath house facilities, and the entire area very well maintained. I'd LIVE there if I could...

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202 reviews 202 reviews
72 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is such a wonderful place in the middle of nowhere! Catfish and different types of bass are plentiful! My family and I had a blast and plan to be back many many times!

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