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Elephant Butte Lake State Park


Elephant Butte Lake State Park is open for day use Thursday-Sunday, 9AM-8PM . The Visitor Center will be closed. 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. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
To manage for capacity at Elephant Butte Lake the following measures will be implemented: Visitation will be kept at approximately 25% capacity. Three areas will be open: 1) Main Area; 2) Rock Canyon; and 3) Long Point. When the park reaches capacity, park officials will hold vehicles at entrances and admit vehicles one at a time as other vehicles leave the park. Visitors will be directed to recreational areas that are under capacity. 7/10/2020 - 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): 4,324.000
Surface (Acres): 7,658.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 1,960,900.000
Last Updated 6/29/2020

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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