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Elephant Butte Lake State Park


State Parks are open only to New Mexico residents in compliance with the current state public health order. Visitors to state parks must demonstrate proof of residency or will not be permitted entry. Visitors must show one of the following to demonstrate residency: a valid New Mexico license plate, New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, New Mexico vehicle registration, federal document attesting to residency, or military identification. 8/12/2020 - ongoing
Elephant Butte Lake State Park is open for day use Thursday-Sunday, 6 AM - 8 PM. The only area open for public access is the Main Area. Other water access areas are closed because of low water levels. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies 8/21/2020 - ongoing


Continue established indefinite closure of Cliffs Area due to cliff hazards because of low water levels. 9/25/2019 - ongoing
Camping and overnight use remains closed in state parks. Groups shelter remain closed and all events are cancelled. 7/10/2020 - ongoing


No restrictions are posted.

Boating Conditions

Elevation (MSL): 4,293.000
Surface (Acres): 7,658.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 1,960,900.000
Last Updated 9/14/2020

Ramp Status

Main Ramp (Open)
Rock Canyon Ramp (Open)
Monticello Ramp (Closed)
Dam Site Ramp (Open)

Office Phone

(575) 744-5923
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