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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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Address: Elephant Butte, NM

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Great RV spot

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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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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