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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Elephant Butte, NM
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water
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181 reviews 181 reviews
66 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Gallup, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Having our lunch from R&C Sumthins and loving the beautiful view of the lake. Seeing people on there on there jet skies and speed boats and sail boats. It was a beautiful day, some gust of wind but we enjoy the day. Have to come out here, you will love the view of the lake and the mountains. And watching... More

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Collinsville, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went there with my wife and some friends. Had a great time relaxing, swimming, and fishing. It's a bit of a drive from where I'm currently located but it was definitely worth it.

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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Elephant Butte Lake is one of the hidden gems of New Mexico. Located between Las Cruces and Albuquerque and only 2 hours from El Paso, the lake offers the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. The lake boasts warm water and miles of beach area with plenty of room for camping. A weekend on the water is a great way... More

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Averill Park, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Elephant Butte Lake is gorgeous! There is so much to do there -- swim, camp either in a lean-to or an RV on the beach, water-ski, boat, fish......We spent an enjoyable afternoon there. If you plan to drive around there, make sure you stay on the roads (unless you have a 4-wheel drive)!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We pay the 8 dollars for overnight stay. We drive down to the lake only to get stuck in the sand. Every "natives" were no help. As a matter of fact we were told to see "the guys with the big trucks" to get us out...for 100 dollars. Elephant butte definitely is a sticking nasty butt.

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Deming, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have never been to this lake in all the years of being in New Mexico and I was amazed! It's huge! The only weird thing about this lake is that it does not have a single tree anywhere! Just last week some guys were there when a friend got stuck in the sand. They dug him out and accidentally... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My magical afternoon at Three Sisters beach and swimming in Elephant Butte Lake was fantastic! We drove extra miles to find this secluded spot where we were only joined by one friendly fisherman...We chose the beach for its name as we were three soul sisters traveling together...Our time at the lake was truly dreamy- We rested, practiced yoga, and swam... More

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Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Whether or not you will like this place depends on what type of fun you are after. We camped here in the state park and discovered that it wasn't what we expected. Keep in mind that the lake is REALLY low. The descriptions of the campsites must have been done when the water was high so it wasn't 30 yards... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We visited Elephant Butte Lake to cool off from the heat, and boy, does it cool you off! The water is ice-cold. We (Las Tres Hermanas) also wanted some quiet time to relax, so we drove past the main gate all the way up to the Three Sisters cove. It was, indeed, isolated - and the dirt roads were a... More

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