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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


Continue established indefinite closure of Cliffs Area due to cliff hazards because of low water levels.
    Posting Dates: 9/25/2019 - ongoing
The Boat ramp at South Monticello remains closed due to low water levels.
    Posting Dates: 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Comfort Station # 1 is closed due to plumbing problems.
    Posting Dates: 7/14/2022 - 4/30/2023
Monday, October 17, 2022, continue established winter closures as follows, Long Point, Lost Canyon, South Highlands, North Highlands, Club Cove, and Three Sisters campground.
    Posting Dates: 10/17/2022 - 3/9/2023
Monday, October 17, 2022, continue established winter closure of CFS # 2
    Posting Dates: 10/17/2022 - 3/9/2023


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): 4,320.000
Surface (Acres): 9,029.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 260,046.000

Ramp Status

Main Ramp (Open)
Rock Canyon Ramp (Closed)
Monticello Ramp (Closed)
    Last Updated 1/23/2023

Job Opportunities

Maintenance & Repair Worker Supervisor (EMNRD #00005777)
    Posting Dates: 1/26/2023 - 4/17/2023
    Please apply at SPO Job Listing
Senior Park Superintendent - Elephant Butte Lake (EMNRD #00005760)
    Posting Dates: 1/30/2023 - 2/25/2023
    Please apply at SPO Job Listing

Seasonal Jobs

No Seasonal Jobs are posted.

Volunteer Positions

No Volunteer Positions are posted.


101 Hwy 195
Elephant Butte NM 87935

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