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Saturday, May 27-Saturday, September 2
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
Enchanted Evenings
Enchanted Evenings are presentations conducted by local Park Rangers or guest speakers and are usually nature oriented. These talks take place at the historic Lea Lake pavilion every Saturday night from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. They begin at 8pm.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Max Michanczyk 575-624-6058



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Friday, June 30-Sunday, July 2
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Navajo Lake
Operation Dry Water
Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in boater deaths. Navajo Lake State Park is participating in #OperationDryWater to reduce #BUI
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Chris Smith (505) 632-2278



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Saturday, July 1
08:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Conchas Lake
4th of July Fireworks Show
Conchas Lake 4th of July Fireworks Show; To assist with the cost of the fireworks, please make donations to American Legion Auxiliary #19, PO Box 913, Conchas Dam, NM 88416.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: American Legion Post #19 575-868-4586



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Saturday, July 1
09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Fireworks Extravaganza
Fireworks over the lake. Big, bold, and beautiful. New Mexico's largest and most spectacular fireworks display! Fun for the whole family! Come early to boat, jet ski, paddleboard, fish, swim, hike, golf, or enjoy other Elephant Butte adventures.
Fees: Fees waived from 6pm-10pm
Contact: Kay Dunlap 575744-5923



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Saturday, July 1
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Heron Lake
Coffee with a Camp Host
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with our camp host as well as homemade muffins (while they last!)at the Visitor Center. Find out about the local area & weekend events as well as swapping fishing stories with our camp hosts.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 1
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Heron Lake
Saturday Morning Nature Walk
Join our Park Naturalist for a nature walk through the trails of Heron Lake. Hikes are tailored to the abilities of the group and all ages are welcomed. Other hike times are available on prior request. All hikes start at the Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heron Lake
Free Beginner Ukulele Lessons
If you are 8 years or older, here is your opportunity to explore a unique musical experience. Local resident Kathleen Galbraith teaches park visitors the basics needed to play the ukulele in just 60 minutes, and best of all, you do not need prior musical experience of any kind. She will provide instruments and simple handouts; all you need is a willingness to try something new!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 1
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
Line Dance Lessons at the Park
Come join us at the Visitor Center for a boot'scooting evening learning to line-dance with Camp Host Marsha. No skill or experience needed, wear comfortable shoes, feel free bring a (non-alcoholic) drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 1
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, July 1
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Ute Lake
4th of July Festivities
A parade will begin in the town of Logan. Free BBQ & bean feed around 5 PM. Fireworks over the water at dark.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Chamber 575-403-6255



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Sunday, July 2
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Sunday, July 2
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Tuesday, July 4
08:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Eagle Nest Lake
4th Of July Fireworks Display
4th Of July Fireworks Display Sponsored by Eagle Nest Chamber Of Commerce http://www.eaglenestchamber.org/event/2017-2/
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Mark Sullivan (575)377-1594



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Tuesday, July 4
09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sumner Lake
Fireworks
The Lake Sumner Fire Department is putting on a Fireworks display to celebrate July 4, 2017. The event will start at 9:00 PM and go until the last firework has been shot off. Visitors arriving after 6:00 PM will not have to pay the Park Entrance Fee for the event. If they decide to stay after the event they will have to pay the Park Camping Fees. Visitors arriving before 6:00 PM will have to pay the Park Entrance Fee.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sara Brown 575-355-2541



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Wednesday, July 5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sumner Lake
Park Clean Up Day
The Holiday will be over and this is an opportunity for people to help us clean up the park! We will need people to come out to help clean up the island from the Fireworks and we ask people to help us keep the park clean for the enjoyment of everyone who visits.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sara Brown 575-355-2541



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Friday, July 7-Sunday, July 9
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
3D Archery Shoot at Heron Lake Stat
A 3-D Archery shooting tournament, for all ages. Entry Fee Based, for more information call Bert Montoya (505-310-2961)or Dominic Sauer (505-920-4321)
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Anthony Marquez 575 588 7470



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Friday, July 7
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 8
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
Bottomless Triathlon
Swim, Bike, Run in our annual Triathlon. Festivities take place at 8 am at the Lea Lake Recreation Area. To sign up contact Bottomlesstri@gmail.com or go to Bottomless Triathlon Facebook page for more information.
Fees: Park fees waived
Contact: Perry Toles 575-622-5863



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Saturday, July 8
06:15 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Kayak Fishing Tournament
Kayak Fishing Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Phillip Gonzales 575-309-6972



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Saturday, July 8
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
Line Dance Lessons at the Park
Come join us at the Visitor Center for a boot'scooting evening learning to line-dance with Camp Host Marsha. No skill or experience needed, wear comfortable shoes, feel free bring a (non-alcoholic) drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 8
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 8
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heron Lake
Free Beginner Ukulele Lessons
If you are 8 years or older, here is your opportunity to explore a unique musical experience. Local resident Kathleen Galbraith teaches park visitors the basics needed to play the ukulele in just 60 minutes, and best of all, you do not need prior musical experience of any kind. She will provide instruments and simple handouts; all you need is a willingness to try something new!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 8
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Heron Lake
Saturday Morning Nature Walk
Join our Park Naturalist for a nature walk through the trails of Heron Lake. Hikes are tailored to the abilities of the group and all ages are welcomed. Other hike times are available on prior request. All hikes start at the Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 8
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Heron Lake
Coffee with a Camp Host
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with our camp host as well as homemade muffins (while they last!)at the Visitor Center. Find out about the local area & weekend events as well as swapping fishing stories with our camp hosts.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 8
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Living Desert
Full Moon Walk
Visitors stroll through the zoo with trained tour guides by the light of the full moon. This is a beautiful time to experience the park. You may even hear the wolves howl! Registrations are required. Call (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Saturday, July 8
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
NM Boating Safety Course
FREE 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. There is no fee to take this course. Registration is required. Class size limited to 20 students Register on website: BoatNM.com Contact Christopher Bolen, Boating Education Coordinator, for more information. 575-373-5562 Everyone is encouraged to take a boating education course. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1989 who intends to operate a motorboat must successfully complete a state certified boating education course. Upon passing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Christopher Bolen 575-373-5562



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Saturday, July 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk
Enjoy a leisurely exploration of the Middle Rio Grande Bosque ecosystem with one of the RGNC volunteer naturalists. Search for signs of animal life and discover how the Bosque and the Rio Grande provide habitat. The walk is about 1 1/2 hours long; the mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Meet your guide just west of the RGNCSP parking lot at the bench and bulletin board. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park permit applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, July 8
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, July 9
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Tip Top Bass Tournament
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Donny McWhirter 806-333-3116



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Sunday, July 9
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Sunday, July 9
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Monday, July 10-Friday, July 21
08:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Living Desert
Zoo Camp
Children ages 7-12 have fun while they learn! This year's theme is Native Americans of the Chihuahuan Desert. There are two one-week identical sessions: July 10-14 and July 17-21.
Fees: Fees TBA
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Monday, July 10-Thursday, July 13
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids-Insects
Insects Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, July 14
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Twilight Hike
Enjoy the cool evening in the Cerrillos Hills and watch night rise on this guided hike.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Friday, July 14
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 15
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
American Bass Association Tourney
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Randell Bell 505-412-1647



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Saturday, July 15
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Boating Safety Class
Boating Safety Course presented by Elephant Butte Marine Enforcement Officers
Fees: Fees waived
Contact: Salvador Gonzales 5757445923



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Saturday, July 15
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
Movie Night at the Visitor Center
Come join us at the Visitor Center for a relaxing evening watching family friendly movies on Saturday evening. We will serve popcorn, bring a (non-alcoholic) drink. This week’s movie will be "The Bee Story".
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 15
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 15
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heron Lake
Free Beginner Ukulele Lessons
If you are 8 years or older, here is your opportunity to explore a unique musical experience. Local resident Kathleen Galbraith teaches park visitors the basics needed to play the ukulele in just 60 minutes, and best of all, you do not need prior musical experience of any kind. She will provide instruments and simple handouts; all you need is a willingness to try something new!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 15
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Heron Lake
Coffee with a Camp Host
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with our camp host as well as homemade muffins (while they last!)at the Visitor Center. Find out about the local area & weekend events as well as swapping fishing stories with our camp hosts.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 15
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Heron Lake
Saturday Morning Nature Walk
Join our Park Naturalist for a nature walk through the trails of Heron Lake. Hikes are tailored to the abilities of the group and all ages are welcomed. Other hike times are available on prior request. All hikes start at the Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 15
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information. Photo by Dwayne Longenbaugh
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, July 16
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Sunday, July 16
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Monday, July 17-Thursday, July 20
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids-Predators
Predators Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, July 21
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 22
07:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
27th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest
Come play in the sand and compete against other park visitors while building the best and most original/creative sand sculptures at Bottomless Lakes State Park/Lea Lake Recreation Area.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Max Michanczyk 575-624-6058



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Saturday, July 22
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 22
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
Line Dance Lessons at the Park
Come join us at the Visitor Center for a boot'scooting evening learning to line-dance with Camp Host Marsha. No skill or experience needed, wear comfortable shoes, feel free bring a (non-alcoholic) drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 22
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Heron Lake
Saturday Morning Nature Walk
Join our Park Naturalist for a nature walk through the trails of Heron Lake. Hikes are tailored to the abilities of the group and all ages are welcomed. Other hike times are available on prior request. All hikes start at the Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 22
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Heron Lake
Coffee with a Camp Host
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with our camp host as well as homemade muffins (while they last!)at the Visitor Center. Find out about the local area & weekend events as well as swapping fishing stories with our camp hosts.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 22
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heron Lake
Free Beginner Ukulele Lessons
If you are 8 years or older, here is your opportunity to explore a unique musical experience. Local resident Kathleen Galbraith teaches park visitors the basics needed to play the ukulele in just 60 minutes, and best of all, you do not need prior musical experience of any kind. She will provide instruments and simple handouts; all you need is a willingness to try something new!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 22
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, July 22
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Best Hikes with Children in New Mex
Bob Julyan, author of Best Hikes with Children in New Mexico, will talk about hiking with children and helping them appreciate the outdoors. He will discuss local places to go with children, techniques for keeping them happy, and why getting children into the outdoors is so important. He’ll answer questions and listen to your own experiences. Park Day Use Fee $3 per car applies.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240



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Saturday, July 22
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Ute Lake
Prairie Fest
Prairie Fest to include: Hawks Alive!; Snake Open House; Snakes Alive!; and Moon & Saturn by Telescope!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Pat Walsh 575-445-5607



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Sunday, July 23
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Sunday, July 23
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Monday, July 24-Thursday, July 27
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids-Reptiles
Reptiles Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, July 28
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Specific art program will vary week to week. Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 29-Sunday, July 30
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fenton Lake
3-D Archery bow shoot
3-D bow shoot with two courses 20 targets each course
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Manny Sanchez 575-829-3630



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Saturday, July 29
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Specific art program will vary week to week. Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 29
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
Movie Night at the Visitor Center
Come join us at the Visitor Center for a relaxing evening watching family friendly movies on Saturday evening. We will serve popcorn, bring a (non-alcoholic) drink. This week’s movie will be "Horton Hears a Who?"
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heron Lake
Free Beginner Ukulele Lessons
If you are 8 years or older, here is your opportunity to explore a unique musical experience. Local resident Kathleen Galbraith teaches park visitors the basics needed to play the ukulele in just 60 minutes, and best of all, you do not need prior musical experience of any kind. She will provide instruments and simple handouts; all you need is a willingness to try something new!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 29
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Heron Lake
Coffee with a Camp Host
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with our camp host as well as homemade muffins (while they last!)at the Visitor Center. Find out about the local area & weekend events as well as swapping fishing stories with our camp hosts.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 5887470



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Saturday, July 29
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Heron Lake
Saturday Morning Nature Walk
Join our Park Naturalist for a nature walk through the trails of Heron Lake. Hikes are tailored to the abilities of the group and all ages are welcomed. Other hike times are available on prior request. All hikes start at the Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, July 29
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join park staff and the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on July 29, 2017. This will take place in the visitor center parking lot at dusk. Regular entrance fees apply for non-annual permit holders. All ages are invited to attend. No pets will be allowed at this event. Bring your binoculars, telescopes, red lense flashlights, etc. if you have them and enjoy a night of learning under the stars. **The park may provide binoculars to borrow for the event.** Park entrance fees do apply for non-annual permit holders.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331



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Saturday, July 29
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, July 30
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Tip Top Bass Tournament
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Donny MeWhirter 806-333-3116



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Sunday, July 30
09:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Specific art program will vary week to week. Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Sunday, July 30
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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