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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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Address: Elephant Butte, NM

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We do not live far from the lake so we try to avoid the weekends and holidays. We like to go out during the slow weeks and nights to fish or let the kids swim.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful spot in a seemingly desolate area, Elephant Butte has reasonable prices for a day trip ($5 per car) and camping areas for rent ($10-$30 depending on the size). The lake is clean and clear, the beaches surprisingly free from jagged rocks. Bathrooms/showers are plentiful. Quiet hours from 10pm-7am. A great stop for any Southwestern US trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The lake is awesome in summer. Blue skies and the water is not cold, it's actually very refreshing to go into the lake.

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We do not live far from the lake so we try to avoid the weekends and holidays. We like to go out during the slow weeks and nights to fish or let the kids swim.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Perfect weather, nice State Park. Great 4th of July Fire works display over the lake. Boat rentals. Enjoy driving around the lake and taking in the views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If you're lucky, if it's a slow day, and if they have extra people, then they will give you a tour! $80 for 1hour. Loved it!!!

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Liked everything!! Nothing negative to talk about. It was just like the on-line pictures said and looked. They called and confirmed our reservation and asked if we had any special requests.

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tumon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We spent a weekend camping at Elephant Butte and it was one of our favorite vacations. The water is clean, the people friendly and the fishing was amazing. There are a couple of marinas and ramps where you can put your boat in the lake. Excellent skiing early in the morning or during the week when there aren't so many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

For $10 you get s great site a fire pit, shelter and private camp. We were enroute and used it as an overnight. Great spot. Beats a boring old RV park every time.

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Pepperell, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went camping here, the park is mostly all RV with many long term residents. There are a few sites for tenting in the ridge section. This is a huge party spot on the weekends,the ranger stated that up to 3000 cars come in. They have organized activities, egg hunt, fireworks. Good for boaters. The campground is on the windy... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Although there was a lot of beach it was filled with fifth wheels, motor coaches, trailers and diesel trucks. Most were within inches of the water. It seemed more of a party spot than a state treasure. The towns of Elephant Butte and T or C were depressed and not worth a stop. Unless you own a watercraft don't bother... More 

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Address: Address: Elephant Butte, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Elephant Butte

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