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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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Address: Elephant Butte, NM

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Interesting area, went to the nearby Dam, drove around the lake. I wouldn't stay here, but was nearby, very commercialized.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Interesting area, went to the nearby Dam, drove around the lake. I wouldn't stay here, but was nearby, very commercialized.

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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great place to enjoy family time.All area really clean and safe.I don't have any negative comment about the are and servives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I have to laugh at the snobbish reactions of Northeasterners to cities and spots of beauty in New Mexico. Thank God if they don't "get" what this state is all about because then they won't come here. I moved to New Mexico from Manhattan's Upper East Side to escape from "folks" like that. Elephant Butte Lake S.P. is a fascinating... More 

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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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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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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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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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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