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

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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