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10 Events in June
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Thursday, June 2-Sunday, June 5
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
Ute Lake Camp Meeting
The theme for this year's meeting is "Hope-helping others prosper eternally". This is a non-denominational meeting with preaching, music and singing. There are activities for children of all ages. 3 meals a day will be provided at no cost. Park fees do apply.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 4
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, June 4
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Eastern New Mexico Kayak Fishing
Kayak fishing
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Sunday, June 5
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Guided Bird Walk
Join us for our Guided Bird Walks every Saturday and Sunday morning. Preregistration is required. Please call the RGNC Front Desk 505-344-7240 to sign up. Walks are limited to (12) people. COVID safe practices apply. The Park’s Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle (exact cash or check). Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, insect repellent and sunscreen, as needed. Meet at the Candelaria Viewing Area (Northeast side of the parking lot). If you are signed up and can’t attend, kindly call us so that we can open the spot to someone on the waiting list.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, June 11
05:30 AM - 03:30 PM
Ute Lake
Melrose Senior Center Tournament
Ute Lake Open Team bass fishing tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 18
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Gazing Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on June 18, 2022. This will take place in the visitor center parking lot at dusk. Regular entrance fees apply for non-annual permit holders. All ages are invited to attend. No pets will be allowed at this event. Bring your binoculars, telescopes, red lense flashlights, etc. if you have them and enjoy a night of learning under the stars.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331




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Saturday, June 18-Sunday, June 19
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Bodacious Butterfly Fest
Explore the amazing world of butterflies at Sugarite Canyon State Park. Events include guided hikes where you will learn the "martial art" of catching (and releasing) butterflies!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Staff 575-445-5607




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Sunday, June 19
06:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Ute Lake
Hereford Bass Club
Fishing tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 25
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
STAR SHOW
Join us for a night of star gazing. The park observatory will be open as well as other scopes set up for viewing night sky objects.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-524-4068




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Saturday, June 25
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
Prairie Fest
Join us as we explore aspects of the prairie. Come meet live birds of prey, and even live snakes! We'll also look at the sun through a special telescope and make sun jewelry.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Staff 575-445-5607




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