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Leasburg Dam State Park, Las Cruces

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Leasburg Dam State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located on the Rio Grande. It provides opportunities for camping, hiking, picnicking, swimming, and wildlife viewing. Nearby is the historic Fort Seldon State Monument, and 15mi to the south is the city of Las Cruces.
The dam at Leasburg was completed in 1908. Its purpose is not to hold back the flow of the river, but instead to divert it into a system of canals for use by nearby farms.
Known for its rich history, early settlers used the area as a passage to Jornada del Muerto, the nearby site of a 19th-century army outpost is a reminder of a time not too long ago. Leasburg Dam State Park offers year-round camping, picnicking, and birdwatching. From about mid-March to mid-October the park is also a venue for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking in the Rio Grande. The dam channels water from the Rio Grande for irrigation in the Mesilla Valley. Nearby a museum and a number of trails are located near Fort Seldon State Monument.
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  • One of the best NM state parks we have camped in! Sites were nicely spaced with some foliage in between. There was a protected (shaded) area for the picnic table, near the fire ring. Nice views of... 
    One of the best NM state parks we have camped in! Sites were nicely spaced with some foliage in between. There was a protected (shaded) area for the picnic table, near the fire ring. Nice views of...  more »
  • Camped in a 35” motorhome. We are self-contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Water and electric. Dump station on site. Site #20 Pros – - Beautiful, spacious sites, each... 
    Camped in a 35” motorhome. We are self-contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Water and electric. Dump station on site. Site #20 Pros – - Beautiful, spacious sites, each...  more »
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  • It was nice. We simply used this site as a platform/hub to visit friends and go see things. We were gone early and came back late, so we really didn't "camp" or do anything in the park. The only negative I can think of is that it is really close to the train tracks and we were awakened several nights with a train coming by.
  • Cute little park, the hosts do an amazing job keeping it tiddy. My spot was raked clean,and ready to use. Nice views and nice folks. Definitely would go again.

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