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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
Bluewater Lake is beginning freeze, however the ice is dangerously thin. It is strictly prohibited to go onto the ice for any reason. Violators may be issued a citation and can face eviction. Please do not throw objects onto the ice. When ice conditions change, this message will be updated.
    Posting Dates: 12/1/2022 - ongoing

Bottomless Lake (575) 988-3638
Campground Bathroom and Sites 1-7 Closure. The main septic line from the Campground bathroom and sites 1-7 have several breaks and will need to be replaced. As of 10/20/2022 the campground bathroom and sites 1-7 will be closed until further notice. The day use restrooms will remain open and dump station will remain open.
    Posting Dates: 10/20/2022 - 5/31/2023

Brantley Lake (505) 690-2757
Brantley is open for camping you must have reservations for Limestone campground. Primitive camping is allowed once again at Brantley.
    Posting Dates: 7/4/2022 - ongoing
Brantley is open for camping and Limestone campground currently has sites 40 - 51 open for first come first serve. Sites 3 - 39 can only be reserved. Primitive camping is allowed once again at Brantley but must be in the primitive camping areas
    Posting Dates: 11/2/2022 - ongoing

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

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
On October 1st, the comfort stations will be CLOSED and the water will be turned off at Maverick and Ponderosa Campgounds.
    Posting Dates: 9/19/2022 - ongoing
On October 1st, the comfort station at Tolby will be closed and all the water faucets will be turned off except for the faucet located at the well house.
    Posting Dates: 9/19/2022 - 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
New Mexico State Parks issued a “boil water advisory” for the Conchas Lake State Park water system. The water can be made safe by boiling it for at least five minutes at a rolling boil. Alternatively, bottled water can be used. Visitors will be notified when service is returned to normal and the water is again safe to drink.
    Posting Dates: 10/13/2020 - ongoing
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

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
As of December 1, 2022, most of El Vado Lake State Park is closed for the winter season. We anticipate reopening our developed campgrounds on April 1, 2023. Dispersed camping will remain available throughout the winter at the Hargroves Recreation Area on the west side of the lake. Developed camping will be available throughout the winter at our neighboring park, Heron Lake State Park, (575)588-7470.
    Posting Dates: 12/1/2022 - 4/1/2023

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

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
Fenton Lake is now 100% Reservation only for camping. To make reservations please call 1-877-664-7787.
    Posting Dates: 4/1/2021 - ongoing
Fenton Lake is switching to winter hours. The park will open at 7AM and close at 7PM. Lake Fork Rd will be closed for the winter months. No boats bigger than 16ft are allowed on Fenton Lake. No gas powered motors only electric trolling motors. Vessels with trolling motors must be registered with the DMV. Any persons on a Kayak, Canoe, Paddle Board, Paddle Boat, or inflatable must wear life jackets at all times.
    Posting Dates: 10/26/2022 - ongoing
Campsites 1 through 30 are now closed for the the season. Electric sites 1E through 5E will remain open for reservation only year round. Water to the campsites has been turned off due to freezing temperatures. We recommend you bring your own water. Campsites 1 through 30 will reopen May 15th.
    Posting Dates: 10/26/2022 - ongoing
Fenton Lake is now completely frozen over. The ice is dangerously thin. It is strictly prohibited to go onto the ice for any reason. Violators may be issued a citation and can face eviction. Please do not throw objects onto the ice. When ice conditions change, this message will be updated.
    Posting Dates: 12/1/2022 - ongoing
Fenton Lake State Park is planning for the future and considering a wide range of improvements. As part of this planning process, New Mexico State Parks needs input from the public. Please help Fenton Lake State Park develop a plan for the future by taking this 5-minute survey! https://otakteam.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bf2WXtJHZBgrxXw
    Posting Dates: 12/1/2022 - 12/15/2022

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
All boat ramps are currently closed. Small vessels and paddle craft can be hand-launched from the shoreline.
    Posting Dates: 9/6/2022 - ongoing
The following campgrounds are open year-round: Blanco, Ridge Rock, La Laja, and Piedra Cove. Willow campground will remain open through December 31. All developed campgrounds require a reservation.
    Posting Dates: 9/19/2022 - 5/14/2023

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
Morphy Lake will close for the season on November 14, 2022.
    Posting Dates: 11/7/2022 - ongoing
Morphy Lake State Park is closed for the season.
    Posting Dates: 11/14/2022 - ongoing

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Camping is available by reservation only.
    Posting Dates: 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Due to ongoing inclement weather, the wash at Cottonwood Campground may run. This can restrict traffic access to and from the campground. Never attempt to cross a flowing or deep wash.
    Posting Dates: 8/4/2022 - ongoing
County Road 4280, leading to Cottonwood Campground, has been negatively impacted by heavy rains and may be difficult to traverse. Visitors, especially those bringing large camping units, should exercise caution when traveling to the campground and day-use areas via CR 4280.
    Posting Dates: 9/27/2022 - 5/1/2023
Buoyed no-wake areas and shoreline within the no-wake areas at the Pine River Boat Ramp and Simms Boat Ramp are closed to kokanee snagging throughout the snagging season.
    Posting Dates: 9/30/2022 - 12/31/2022

Oasis (575) 356-5331
Camping is available by reservation only.
    Posting Dates: 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Oliver Lee (575) 437-8284
The park's gate is open 24/7.
    Posting Dates: 3/31/2021 - ongoing

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
Camping via reservation is HIGHLY recommended; The total number of "first come, first take" sites is very limited; “First Come, First Take” sites are as follows: SL-37, SL-47, SL-48, SL-49, SL-50, SL-52, SL-53;
    Posting Dates: 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Exhibit Hall Hours vary by season. Please see the follows times for availability: May 15th – September 15th: Open by appointment only when staff are available. September 16th – May 14th: Open DAILY, 9AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM;
    Posting Dates: 11/14/2022 - 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
Camping is available by reservation only.
    Posting Dates: 2/24/2021 - ongoing
A block release of of water is planned at Santa Rosa Lake starting August 12, 2022. This block release will draw the lake down to 2000 acre feet of water and will close the boat ramp. The Lake will become non-boatable due to dangerous lake level and the boat ramp no longer being in the water.
    Posting Dates: 8/8/2022 - ongoing

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: 3/30/2022 - ongoing
Camping is available by reservation. Primitive Camping is available on a first come first serve basis
    Posting Dates: 3/30/2022 - ongoing

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
Camping is available at Lake Alice Campground on a first come, first serve basis for the Winter Season (10.1.2022 - 4.30.2023). Campers can expect low temperatures below freezing and should prepare accordingly. The Lake Maloya boat dock has been beached in preparation for the winter lake freeze.
    Posting Dates: 11/4/2022 - ongoing

Sumner Lake (575) 355-2541
Walk In Site are available in both the Pecos and Mesquite Campgrounds
    Posting Dates: 10/25/2022 - ongoing

Villanueva (575) 421-2957
Camping is available by reservation. A limited number of first-come, first-serve campsites are also available. Making reservations is encouraged.
    Posting Dates: 4/16/2021 - 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
    Posting Dates: 6/1/2021 - ongoing
Park Gate Hours- 7AM to 7PM October Thru April 7AM To 9PM April Thru September
    Posting Dates: 10/7/2021 - ongoing

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