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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Address: Elephant Butte, NM
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoors

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
57 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
71 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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