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Elephant Butte Lake State Park


Hours of operation for day use 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily.
    Posting Dates: 03-01-2021 - ongoing

    Posting Dates: 08-22-2022 - ongoing
Comfort Station #3 (Desert Cove Campground) Renovations
    Posting Dates: 05-20-2024 - 07-26-2024
    Please view Detail Announcemnt (pdf)


Continue established indefinite closure of Cliffs Area due to cliff hazards because of low water levels.
    Posting Dates: 9/25/2019 - ongoing
Comfort Station #3(Desert Cove Campground) Renovations
    Posting Dates: 5/20/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Please view Detail Closure (pdf)


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. However, campfires are allowed on the lake shoreline in areas cleared of flammable vegetation for at least 30 feet.
    Posting Dates: 8/4/2022 - ongoing
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, 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: 8/4/2022 - ongoing

Boating Conditions

Elevation (MSL): 4,334.000
Surface (Acres): 11,657.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 400,569.000

Ramp Status

Main Ramp (Open)
Rock Canyon Ramp (Open)
Monticello Ramp (Open)
    Last Updated 6/10/2024

Job Opportunities

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Seasonal Jobs

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Volunteer Positions

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101 Hwy 195
Elephant Butte NM 87935

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