Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte

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  • This was the second time I've visited the lake off season. It was beautiful and serene-just what I needed.  more »
  • Great winter state park, with sunny skies, reservoir lake with amazing boat ramps, water/electric camp sites, and nearby shopping. A lot of other parks were getting snow, but we soaked up the sunshine...  more »
  • The lake is a pretty oasis in the middle of the desert. You are able to drive right down to the water. We decided to have a picnic lunch. The first spot was rocky and the water was cold, but clear. Then we decided to venture to another spot after eating. I got my SUV stuck in the sand! I was able to maneuver my way out, but a big truck next to us had to be towed. So, be careful! The water by the sandy beach was too oily to enjoy. Would be great for boating!
  • A beautiful lake with sandy beaches and lots of boats. The lake has some pretty great fishing areas, especially near the dam. They don't charge too much for entry, and the restrooms are pretty close to the lake. The lake is pretty clean. I'd recommend this place for swimming, fishing, or boating.

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