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Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Announcements

Wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in public settings except when eating, drinking, or swimming or unless a healthcare provider instructs otherwise, and violators could receive a citation and $100 fine for not complying voluntarily. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more while recreating. Keep groups to 5 people or less. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. No group shelter use or large organized events. 10/16/2020 - ongoing
Due to low water level there is no lake access from South Monticello Campaground. 10/30/2020 - 4/1/2021
Elephant Butte Lake State Park is open 7 days from 7 AM to 4 PM. No camping or overnight use. 12/3/2020 - ongoing
In accordance with the Public Health Order, State Parks are open to New Mexico residents only for day-use only. Visitors must present either a valid New Mexico license plate, a New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, a New Mexico vehicle registration, a federal document attesting to residency, or a military ID to be admitted to a State Park. 12/3/2020 - ongoing
Wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more while recreating. Keep group size to 5 people or less. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. No group shelter use or large organized activities. 12/3/2020 - ongoing
All special events are cancelled through the end of the calendar year to include First Day Hikes on January 1, 2021. 12/3/2020 - ongoing

Closures

Continue established indefinite closure of Cliffs Area due to cliff hazards because of low water levels. 9/25/2019 - ongoing

Restrictions

No restrictions are posted.

Boating Conditions

Fair
Elevation (MSL): 4,305.000
Surface (Acres): 6,238.000
Volume (Acre Feet): 1,985,900.000
Last Updated 1/11/2021

Ramp Status

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

Office Phone

(575) 744-5923
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