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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
For reservations you can reach Reserve America at 877-664-7787
    Posting Dates: 2/27/2021 - ongoing
Seasonal hours for Bluewater Lake State Park: April 1st to Oct 30th 6am to 9pm Nov 1st to Mar 31st 7am to 5pm
    Posting Dates: 1/11/2022 - ongoing
Stage I Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited except in State Park developed camp and picnic grounds where grills and stoves are provided by the State Park. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet
    Posting Dates: 8/22/2023 - ongoing
Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site, or while standing in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material
    Posting Dates: 8/22/2023 - ongoing
Bluewater Lake has an EV Charging Station. Please be aware of our seasonal entrance hours: April 1st to Oct 30th 6am to 9pm Nov 1st to Mar 31st 7am to 5pm
    Posting Dates: 12/17/2023 - ongoing
The main boat ramp is temporarily closed due to a hazard located beneath the surface near the courtesy dock. We are working on this issue and thank you for your patience.
    Posting Dates: 7/7/2024 - 7/31/2024

Bottomless Lake (575) 988-3638
Stage II Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet of the device. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
    Posting Dates: 1/8/2024 - ongoing

Brantley Lake (505) 690-2757
Status
    Posting Dates: 3/18/2024 - ongoing
    Please view Detail Announcemnt (pdf)

Caballo Lake (575) 743-3942
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station located next to Visitor Center is available to the public for use. A $5 vehicle entry fee is required
    Posting Dates: 3/17/2021 - ongoing
Hours of operation for day use 6am to 9pm daily
    Posting Dates: 3/30/2021 - ongoing
Primitive Camping allowed on first come first serve basis
    Posting Dates: 5/17/2021 - ongoing
DIRECTIONS: On Google Maps use “EV Charging Station” as your destination for the Visitor Center. Iphone maps app is correct by typing Caballo Lake State Park. If you end up at Smith Ranch, turnaround head south and make a left onto HWY 187 for six miles and Caballo Lake’s main entrance will be on the left side.
    Posting Dates: 3/17/2022 - ongoing
The Lakeside Recreational Area, which includes Comfort Stations at Stallion Campground, Appaloosa Campground and Palomino Campground, is set to undergo renovations, upgrades, and repairs to its water supply system. The project will begin on May 13th, 2024, with an anticipated completion date of July 26th, 2024. Throughout the project, there will be NO water supply available.
    Posting Dates: 6/27/2024 - 7/26/2024
We strongly encourage you to utilize the Riverside Campground, located below Caballo Dam, to fill your holding tanks prior to arriving at Lakeside Recreational Area. The Riverside Campground has two sets of Comfort Stations with showers and washrooms. You can also utilize Percha Dam State Park to fill your holding tanks or to utilize the Comfort Stations. For any questions or concerns, you can reach the Park Office at (575) 743-3942 or Park Superintendent Abdon Aguirre at Abdon.Aguirre@emnrd.nm.gov.
    Posting Dates: 6/27/2024 - 7/26/2024

Cerrillos Hills (505) 474-0196
Looking for an annual pass, but can't make Visitor Center open hours? Call the park phone number. Expect a callback to arrange a meeting time at the visitor center. Only exact cash or check is accepted for payment.
    Posting Dates: 7/2/2021 - ongoing

Cimarron Canyon (575) 377-6271
Poison Ivy is found throughout the park. See the attached flyer for more information
    Posting Dates: 8/11/2023 - ongoing
    Please view Detail Announcemnt (pdf)
All comfort stations or restrooms with flushable toilets will be closed on October 1st along with most water faucets. Water can be located in the Tolby Campground attached to the well house (light brown building). Also the the gray water dump stations are closed.
    Posting Dates: 10/22/2023 - ongoing

Clayton Lake & Dinosaur Trackways 575-374-8808
Group shelter is now available for use.
    Posting Dates: 5/13/2022 - ongoing

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
The boat ramp in the State Park North Area is open. There is a boat ramp open in the Army Corps of Engineers area on the South Side. Lake levels are very low and boaters are advised to use caution. Shoreline launching of trailered boats is not allowed. Hand launching of paddle craft and smaller vessels from the shoreline is allowed. Trailered boats must launch from the south boat ramp.
    Posting Dates: 8/16/2022 - ongoing

Coyote Creek 575-387-2328
Construction ongoing throughout Coyote Creek State Park to create new camping areas and renovate existing campsites and facilities.
    Posting Dates: 12/8/2023 - ongoing
Seasonal closure "South End , River Group Shelter , YCC Group Area , Water System , Comfort Station , Encino Loop" from October 1, 2022, through March 30, 2023.
    Posting Dates: 12/19/2023 - ongoing
Water System Transition. Coyote Creek may experience times without potable water. Please manage accordingly when visiting. We will be in the process of transitioning Coyote Creeks Water system to a new and improved water supply.
    Posting Dates: 2/27/2024 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
Blue Green Algae is active at this lake. See the attached flyer
    Posting Dates: 8/11/2023 - ongoing
    Please view Detail Announcemnt (pdf)

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
Stage I Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited except in State Park developed camp and picnic grounds where grills and stoves are provided by the State Park. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet.
    Posting Dates: 8/21/2023 - ongoing
Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site, or while standing in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
    Posting Dates: 8/21/2023 - ongoing
The main area of El Vado Lake State Park is open for Day Use (6a-9p) and camping. The Grassy Point and Elk Run campgrounds are open on a first come/first served and reservation only basis until the park closes for the winter season on December 1st. All dispersed/primitive camping areas except Hargrove's Recreation area are closed for the winter season (until mid May 2024).
    Posting Dates: 10/23/2023 - ongoing
During the dam renovation project, treated water is available to campers every afternoon between 4 and 6, and by request at any time.
    Posting Dates: 4/14/2024 - ongoing

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
Hours of operation for day use 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
    Posting Dates: 3/1/2021 - ongoing

    Posting Dates: 8/22/2022 - ongoing
Comfort Station #3 (Desert Cove Campground) Renovations
    Posting Dates: 5/20/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Please view Detail Announcemnt (pdf)
NM OHV Act and State Park Regulations prohibits use of off highway motor vehicles in New Mexico State Parks. NMSA 66-3-1011, 16-2-33 19 NMAC Ch 5 Sec 2.16 A
    Posting Dates: 6/21/2024 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
Fenton Lake is 100% Reservation only for camping. To make reservations please call 1-877-664-7787 or visit Reserve America's website..
    Posting Dates: 1/5/2024 - ongoing
Fenton Lake State park hours are currently 6AM-9PM. Lake Fork Rd is closed and will remain closed due to Vault Toilet construction and road repairs. Due to multiple new Vault Toilets being installed, certain areas of the park will be shut down periodically. This will effect camp sites and there will be periodical closures throughout the park this summer. Any campsites that may be shut down will receive a refund.
    Posting Dates: 5/10/2024 - ongoing
Fenton Lake's electric sites will remain closed through May 24th or longer due to New water line installation and new water spigots. The trenching for the water lines and the holes for the water spigots are making the electric loop impassable and unsafe. Anyone affected by these closures will receive a refund.
    Posting Dates: 5/10/2024 - ongoing

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
Stage I Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited except in State Park developed camp and picnic grounds where grills and stoves are provided by the State Park. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet
    Posting Dates: 8/21/2023 - ongoing
Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site, or while standing in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
    Posting Dates: 8/21/2023 - ongoing
Heron Lake State Park is open for Day Use (6a-9p).
    Posting Dates: 11/16/2023 - ongoing

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
No WiFi or cell service is available at the Hyde Lodge
    Posting Dates: 6/20/2024 - ongoing
Water is only available at the Ranger Station Office and near the Visitor Center 8am - 4:30pm. There is no water available in the campground area. Water use is limited to only those staying in the park as supply is very limited.
    Posting Dates: 7/10/2024 - ongoing

Leasburg Dam 575-524-4068
Camping is available by reservation only.
    Posting Dates: 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Leasburg Dam State Park day-use open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Playground is now open for park visitors.
    Posting Dates: 4/7/2021 - ongoing
Restrooms and showers now open
    Posting Dates: 4/16/2021 - ongoing

Mesilla Valley Bosque (575) 523-4398
Mesilla Vally Bosque Park is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check the website for Holiday Closures.
    Posting Dates: 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Group Shelter is available for use.
    Posting Dates: 10/13/2022 - ongoing

Morphy Lake (575) 387-2328
Hazardous Tree Removal Operations. In efforts to remove all hazardous trees within Morphy Lake State Park. Stay out of burned/thinning areas when visiting Morphy Lake State Park, heavy equipment and chainsaws will be used to complete the removal of hazardous trees .This will be ongoing until project is complete.
    Posting Dates: 3/1/2024 - ongoing
County Road Utility Work! La jicarita telephone company will be trenching along Murphy Canyon Road starting 05/13/2024, limited to one lane traffic, expect delays.
    Posting Dates: 5/10/2024 - ongoing

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Camping is available by reservation only.
    Posting Dates: 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Oasis (575) 356-5331
Developed camping is available with both reservation and first come, first served sites. Electric sites are available by reservation and first come, first served sites.
    Posting Dates: 1/6/2024 - 1/6/2027

Oliver Lee (575) 437-8284
The park's gate is open 24/7.
    Posting Dates: 1/6/2024 - 1/1/2027
The group shelter can be reserved by calling the park at (505) 660-7381.
    Posting Dates: 3/20/2024 - 12/31/2025
Stage II Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet of the device. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
    Posting Dates: 6/18/2024 - 8/31/2024

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
DAY-USE hours 7AM-4PM; Park gates are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;
    Posting Dates: 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Reservations are highly recommended for camping; Some “first come, first serve” camping is available; Please check with park staff regarding availability before arrival;
    Posting Dates: 10/15/2023 - ongoing
All camping must be done in a designated campsite; No dry camping or "boondocking" outside of designated campsites is permitted;
    Posting Dates: 10/15/2023 - ongoing
Exhibit Hall Hours Vary by Season! Please see the following times for availability: May 15th – October 15th: Open Wednesday through Sunday from 9AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM. Monday and Tuesday are open by appointment only. October 16th – May 14th: Open DAILY, 9AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM;
    Posting Dates: 5/8/2024 - ongoing
**BOIL WATER ADVISORY** Per the Village of Columbus, all water supplied by the Village needs to be boiled prior to drinking due to low levels of chlorine. All water in the park is supplied by the Village of Columbus and should be considered non-potable until the boil advisory is lifted.
    Posting Dates: 6/21/2024 - ongoing

Pecos Canyon (505) 670-8196
Road Conditions Beware of Pot holes on NM Highway 63
    Posting Dates: 4/11/2023 - ongoing

Percha Dam (575) 743-3942
Hours of operation for day use 6am to 9pm daily
    Posting Dates: 3/30/2021 - ongoing
Lower Comfort Station is open. Showers are also available at the Lower Comfort Station.
    Posting Dates: 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Dry Camping Allowed on first come first serve basis
    Posting Dates: 5/17/2021 - ongoing

Rio Grande Nature Ctr. (505) 344-7240
Nature Shop hours vary based on volunteer availability. Please call ahead to check daily hours. (505)344-7240
    Posting Dates: 4/27/2021 - ongoing
Park grounds are open 7 days a week to all visitors from 8 am to 5 pm. The Visitor Center is open 10 am to 4 pm.
    Posting Dates: 6/29/2021 - ongoing
Hazard limb warning: Some species of trees commonly “self prune.” Poplars are most known for branch drop and cottonwoods (Populous deltoids) are poplars. Their branches tend to drop Spring through Fall with most drops happening at the time the leaves are falling. While stressors can contribute (high winds, heavy snowfall, ice, disease and insects) the branches drop under healthy circumstances as well.
    Posting Dates: 10/12/2021 - ongoing

Rockhound (575) 546-6182
Camping is available by reservation only.
    Posting Dates: 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available.
    Posting Dates: 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Santa Rosa Lake (575) 472-3110
Block water release scheduled May 13th to approximately May 23rd. This will result in low water level, closure of boat ramp. Will be open to non-motorized vessels only. Until further notice.
    Posting Dates: 5/13/2024 - 10/1/2024

Storrie Lake (505) 425-7278
Group Shelter is for DAY USE ONLY 7am to 9pm. To reserve group shelter you need to reserve it on reserveamerica.com or call 877-664-7787
    Posting Dates: 1/22/2024 - ongoing
Camping is available by reservation. Primitive Camping is available on a first come first serve basis
    Posting Dates: 1/22/2024 - ongoing
From October 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023: The park entrance gate will open at 7am and close at 5pm; Water lines throughout the park will be shut down to prevent freezing; One hydrant near the comfort station will remain open; seasonal closure of the Main Comfort Station;
    Posting Dates: 1/22/2024 - ongoing
All water is shut down at Storrie Lake. City water emergency measures are in effect. All Comfort Stations are closed, no water for campers, no water at the dump station. Dry camping only until further notice
    Posting Dates: 6/26/2024 - 8/31/2024
Only vault toilets and porta potties are available, there is currently no water available at the park until further notice.
    Posting Dates: 6/26/2024 - 8/31/2024

Sugarite Canyon (575) 445-5607
Day use hours are 6 a.m. to dusk.
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Lake Maloya and Lake Alice are periodically stocked with rainbow trout. In addition, prior to 2020, the Friends of Sugarite annually stocked Lake Maloya with three-to-five-pound trophy trout.
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The park is a popular destination for bird and butterfly watching.
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Sugarite Canyon State Park maintains more than 20 miles of trails. Some trails are open for bicycles and horses. Leashed pets are allowed.
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The remains of the historic Sugarite Coal Camp are located in the park. Prior to arrival, visitors can download a free Flyover Country field guide app to their cellphones for the Sugarite Coal Camp trail. In addition, printed self-guided tour pamphlets are available at the Visitor Center. In-person tours are offered during the summer season or by appointment.
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Rock climbing is allowed on the south face of Little Horse Mesa. Climbers should contact the park in advance to ensure access.
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The name of the park is actually pronounced "Sugar-EET."
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
There is no wifi nor cell phone service in the park. Visitors needing a connection must drive about a mile south of the park and pull off the road, or look for a wifi location in Raton six miles from the park.
    Posting Dates: 4/4/2021 - ongoing
Park maps and brochures are available on the front porch of the Visitor Center, even if the building is closed.
    Posting Dates: 4/4/2021 - ongoing
When you reserve a campsite, if possible please print out a copy of your receipt to put on your vehicle dash.
    Posting Dates: 4/18/2021 - ongoing

Villanueva (575) 421-2957
Park Gate Hours- 7AM To 7PM October Thru March and 7AM To 9PM April Thru September o
    Posting Dates: 3/21/2023 - ongoing
Dump Station Closed Until Further Notice
    Posting Dates: 9/26/2023 - ongoing
Group Shelter is for DAY USE ONLY 7am to 9pm. To reserve group shelter you need to reserve it on reserveamerica.com or call 877-664-7787, any overnight use must be approved with a Special Use Permit prior to booking the site more than one day.
    Posting Dates: 7/10/2024 - ongoing
Camping is available by reservation. A limited number of first-come, first-serve campsites are also available. Making reservations is encouraged.
    Posting Dates: 7/10/2024 - ongoing
Life Jacket's REQUIRED on Pecos River! You must wear a life jacket on any inflatable device, Paddle Board, Paddle Boat, Canoe or Kayak, including Float Tube's.
    Posting Dates: 7/10/2024 - ongoing

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