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It's a beautiful place to visit at any season

This was the second time I've visited the lake off season. It was beautiful and serene-just what I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alamogordo, New Mexico

Great winter state park, with sunny skies, reservoir lake with amazing boat ramps, water/electric... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Puyallup, Washington
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101 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time I've visited the lake off season. It was beautiful and serene-just what I needed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travelady56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great winter state park, with sunny skies, reservoir lake with amazing boat ramps, water/electric camp sites, and nearby shopping. A lot of other parks were getting snow, but we soaked up the sunshine while camping in our 5th-wheel trailer in the South Montecello area, about...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank onwardho
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not crowded in February, having great sun rises. Camp host were friendly. Bathrooms kept clean. Always the reasonable state park rate. Close to interstate highway.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ToublefromCO
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

This was our first time here and we booked it last minute. It is quite vast area with ton hiking. It says mountain biking but we found trails often sandy soft not to our liking to bike. We stayed at Lions Beach and had lovely...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Partnets-Travel
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The park itself is very well done with lots of trails and places to enjoy Mother Nature. The problem is there is VERY little water in the lake and all the water craft are on dry land :(

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed November 11, 2018

The Elephant Butte State Park sits on one of the most fascinating lakes in New Mexico. It is also the biggest lake in New Mexico so it gets it share of visitors. Overnight camping is allowed and bonfires too, as the beaches are big and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank nightshadesfal
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Was a lake but all the water went to Texas so go play in the pond and the mud. Good for metal detecting

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank leemI813FI
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Stayed one week at campground. Very nice site with full hookups. Rate was great due to the park pass which we purchased earlier. Truth or consequences was close for grocery’s and gas. Our site was clean but due to the time of year showers were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gloria M
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Elephant Butte State Park Lake and city "of" are both the friendly small town place you can relax in. The park host at main gate to the services in town. A couple eateries, 'Hot Stuff' and a taco place may be the only choices for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank droppedout2014
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I had known about Elephant Butte Reservoir most of my life. It was a big lake in southern New Mexico. Never thought about the dam. When doing some research of the area for our trip through Truth or Consequences, I learned more about the Dam....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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hi everyone I hope you do not mind me asking you a couple of questions. My husband and I are currently planning a big trip to USA next year (September October 2019) from UK. we are traveling across west to east in an RV and visiting many places one of which is Elephant Butte. Its a lot of planning involved hence the early questions so hope you are able to help. I have noticed the the national parks can only be booked 6 months in advance and I presume it gets booked pretty quick. (note in my diary to book when we get to that point) but my main question is what is the best spot if I get lucky enough for it to be available? we need hook up as we will be staying a few days but I love the idea of being right on the beach next to the water, not too busy, not too far from everything. My second question is what is the weather like mid September?
August 30, 2018|
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Response from Lora H | Reviewed this property |
Elephant Butte is our favorite state park in NM. We take I-25 North a lot, so we make it a point to always stop a night or two at E.B. We like Loop C. It overlooks the lake and has a path to the beach. Loop C has electric... More
Tera K
June 30, 2018|
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Response from firstsgtsgirl | Reviewed this property |
All campsites have cements slabs. Campsites are mainly for RV and campers. Some have sandy areas where a tent can be set up, but not all. I recommend Desert Cove camping area for tents. As of now, there is a burn ban and... More
Catherine P
December 13, 2017|
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Response from Melessia W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I haven’t heard of them