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73 Events in August
Saturday, May 23-Saturday, September 5 Add to Itinerary
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: David Sharp 575-624-6058

Saturday, May 23-Friday, May 23 Add to Itinerary
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Villanueva
Wildflower Walk
Join Park Ranger Sarah Wood for a short hike in and around the campground to learn about the many beautiful wildflowers at Villanueva.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575 421-2957

Saturday, May 30-Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Saturday Afternoon Guided Tours
Please join us for a tour of our beautiful grounds and learn about our history. Stops include the chapel and our Huey, Viking Surprise.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-377-2293

Sunday, May 31-Sunday, August 30 Add to Itinerary
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Sunday Guided Tours
Please join us for a tour of our beautiful grounds and learn about our history. Stops include the chapel and our Huey, Viking Surprise.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-377-2293

Sunday, June 28-Sunday, August 30 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Mesilla Valley Bosque
Yoga in the Park!!
Join Ranger Kari in the park for meditation in motion in the outdoors. This course is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and incorporates elements from TaiChi, Qigong and Yoga fused together. Laughing and smiling encouraged.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jan Kirwan 575-523-4398

Friday, July 31-Saturday, August 1 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
Smith RV Open Bass Tournament
Smith RV is putting on a bass fishing tournament at Ute Lake State Park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Danelle Earle 575-487-2284

Saturday, August 1 Add to Itinerary
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
29th Annual Paddleboard Races
Come and compete on our paddleboards against other park visitors to see who is the fastest on the water at Bottomless Lakes State Park/Lea Lake Recreation Area.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Blake Ingram 575-624-6058

Saturday, August 1 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
The Wonder of Nature: Rachel Carson
Ann Beyke presents the story of Rachel Carson who became a marine biologist when few women dared even tread the water. Her lifelong love of nature and science led to research on how uncontrolled chemical use devastated wildlife and food sources. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program is made possible by the generous support of the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.
Fees: donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, August 1 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making, eco-friendly birdfeeders 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: No Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 1 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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

Saturday, August 1 Add to Itinerary
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 1 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, August 1 Add to Itinerary
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
3rd Annual Triathlon
Running, biking and swimming events.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Dr. Stevie Smith 575-309-8578

Sunday, August 2 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caballo Lake
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 2 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Percha Dam
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Friday, August 7 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Coyote Creek
Live Raven Program!
Join a wildlife rehabilitator and her feathered companion, an education ambassador for the Wildlife Rescue Inc. Discover why ravens make a good cleanup crew.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-387-2328

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cimarron Canyon
8th Annual River Round-up
Join the Friends Group and the Moreno Valley Trekkers in its annual river clean up. Volunteers walk the river banks picking up litter. Free goodies and refreshments. Volunteers are asked to bring rubber boots and to meet at the Palisades Picnic Area at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning August 8th for a brief safety meeting and disbursement of gloves and safety vests.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Daniel Gurule 575-377-6271

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Conchas Lake Boat Rodeo
Are you ready for some fun on the water? American Legion Post #19 is hosting the annual Conchas Lake Boat Rodeo. Get your boat and crew ready to run around the lake. Pick up your entry forms at American Legion Post #19, the 104 Store or X-Treme Marine.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Beate Macias 505-239-0009

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making, eco-friendly birdfeeders 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: No Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 11:00 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

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Music, Scorpio and the Stars
Join us for a an evening of acoustic folk music with Jamie O'Hara and enjoy a beautiful sunset once a month between April thru October. After sunset the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will have the observatory, telescopes and volunteers on hand for you to observe and learn about various celestial bodies. Each month will have a different night sky topic and focus. Bring a folding chair, insect repellant, friendly pets on a leash are allowed.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Blackwater Draw Site Overview
Join Blackwater Draw Site staff for a presentation at 7 p.m. on August 8, 2015 at the park Group Shelter area. The presentation will give a general overview of the archeology and the artifacts left by the inhabitants of the Southwest. In addition, this talk will present the history of discoveries at the Blackwater Draw Site. The site is where the ancient Clovis people lived here on the high plains during the end of the last ice age. Regular entrance fees apply for non-annual permit holders.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331

Saturday, August 8 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sumner Lake
Fishing on the Pecos
Come join us at Sumner Lake State Park for the presentation, "Fishing on the Pecos." We'll discuss what equipment such as bait, line, hooks, and weights to use as well as other information to help any angler get started or improve their results.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Paul Lucero 575-355-2541

Sunday, August 9 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Caballo Lake
Rattlesnakes!
Join us to learn about rattlesnakes - both factual and fictional information about this fascinating, frightening and misunderstood creature that almost became our national emblem instead of the bald eagle. This program includes information about snake safety as well. Meet at the Percha Dam Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 9 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caballo Lake
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 9 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Percha Dam
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 9 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Percha Dam
Rattlesnakes!
Join us to learn about rattlesnakes - both factual and fictional information about this fascinating, frightening and misunderstood creature that almost became our national emblem instead of the bald eagle. This program includes information about snake safety as well. Meet at the Percha Dam Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Tuesday, August 11 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Clayton Lake
Star Party
Come catch a glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower as it's streaking across the night sky at our Lake Observatory! Join us for an exciting evening under the stars and see for yourself the amazing wonders of the night sky. The Clayton Astronomy Club will serve hotdogs and chips beginning at 7:30 p.m. prior to the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Charles Jordan 575-374-8808

Friday, August 14 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Living Desert
Star Party
Look at wonders of the night sky through large telescopes. The ringed planet Saturn will be visible as well as star clusters and nebulae. There will also be a laser light tour of the summer constellations at 9:00 p.m.
Fees: No fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Brantley Lake
Rodents
Rats!! They are all over the park, but seldom seen. Join volunteer naturalist Debra Herbst as she explains what type of rats are present, their unique characteristics, and why you should know about them. Meet at the Limestone Campground Group Shelter. Bring water, sunscreen and lots of curiosity.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Paul Fishell 575-457-2384

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Snakes of New Mexico
The New Mexico Wildlife Center’s resident snake expert Tom Wyant brings live snakes including rattlers to the park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Sail Boat Regatta- 3rd Dingy Race
Sailboat regatta.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: j24kachina@comcast.net 505-867-0026

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 11:00 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

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making, eco-friendly birdfeeders 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: No Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 11:00 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

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Heron Lake
Snakes - Scary or Surprising
Join NPS Ranger Chris Judson in an interactive slideshow to learn of our reptilian neighbors, their role in maintaining the rodent populations, popular myths about snakes, how they hunt and how they hide, and the types of snakes we find in the park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
Tarantula Talk
Join Damian "Spiderman" Armijo as he demonstrates many of his live tarantulas and explains the natural history and behavior of these fascinating desert spiders.
Fees: No fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join park staff and the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on August 15, 2015. 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

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Scorpio
The Amateur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a summer sky tour. Scorpio dominates the southern sky in August. One of the largest and oldest constellations, it dates back to Babylonian origins. Saturn will also be prominent in nearby Libra. Come early and enjoy the beauty of Dog Canyon at sundown. Meet at Group Shelter.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Wendy Justice 575/437/8284

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Rockhound
Music in the Park
Performers TBA.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert V. Apodaca 575-546-6182

Saturday, August 15 Add to Itinerary
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Sumner Lake
Coffee with a Ranger
Come out to Sumner Lake State Park and enjoy a cup of coffee with a Park Ranger. Learn about the lake and surrounding area while enjoying our interactive displays in the visitor center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

Sunday, August 16 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caballo Lake
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 16 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Percha Dam
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Tuesday, August 18 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Storrie Lake
Mexican Spotted Owl
Storrie Lake’s very own Interpretive coordinator Manuel Villanueva will do presentations on the Mexican Spotted Owl to include instructions on owl calling.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Manuel Villanueva 505-425-7278

Saturday, August 22 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Yard Sale
Support the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park by snapping up some great deals!
Fees: donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, August 22 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making, eco-friendly birdfeeders 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: No Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 22 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, August 22 Add to Itinerary
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 22 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 11:00 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

Saturday, August 22 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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

Saturday, August 22 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Cancelled - Underwater Viewing Tube
Take a look at the fish and plant life underneath the surface. Tubes will be provided. Kids of all ages are invited to attend. Please meet park staff at the North parking lot.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331

Sunday, August 23 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Caballo Lake
Rattlesnakes
Join us to learn about rattlesnakes - both factual and fictional information about this fascinating, frightening and misunderstood creature that almost became our national emblem instead of the bald eagle. This program includes information about snake safety as well. Meet at the Percha Dam Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 23 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caballo Lake
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 23 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Percha Dam
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 23 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Percha Dam
Rattlesnakes
Join us to learn about rattlesnakes - both factual and fictional information about this fascinating, frightening and misunderstood creature that almost became our national emblem instead of the bald eagle. This program includes information about snake safety as well. Meet at the Percha Dam Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Friday, August 28 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Moonlight Hike
On this guided hike, learn interesting lunar facts, folklore and enjoy close-up views of the Moon through our spotting scope.
Fees: just $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Brantley Lake
Rattlesnake Do's and Don'ts
There are many myths about rattlesnakes, including what to do if you encounter one or are bitten by one. Volunteer naturalist Debra Herbst will discuss the different types of snakes present in the Carlsbad area and how to avoid an unpleasant encounter with them. Meet at the Limestone Campground Group Shelter. Bring water and sunscreen.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Paul Fishell 575-457-2384

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 05:00 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

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making, eco-friendly birdfeeders 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: No Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 11:00 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

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Leasburg Dam
Monthly Bird ID Tour
Meet Volunteer Birding Guide CJ Goin at South Day Use Area for a walking tour along the banks of the Rio Grande. You might observe Mockingbird, White wing Dove, various Hummingbird, Chihuahuan Raven, House Finch, Swift and Swallows. Dress warmly with appropriate footwear. Easy to moderate walk along mostly level ground.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Living Desert
Music and the Moon
Concert - TBA. The concert is free to attend, but regular entrance fees apply for the Full Moon Walk that follows.
Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Living Desert
Full Moon Walk
Stroll through the zoo by the light of the full moon. This is a beautiful time to experience the park, and you may even hear our Mexican Grey Wolves howl!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, August 29 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Wildlife Trunk
Take a look at animal fur pelts, skulls, tracks and scat of area wildlife. This event will take place at the park Group Shelter.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331

Sunday, August 30 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Caballo Lake
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, August 30 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Percha Dam
Bird Walk
Join us for our weekly bird walk on Sunday. Walks begin at the Percha Visitor Center. We host bird walks on a seasonal basis. This year, our bird walks are held every Sunday from April 12th through Sunday, August 30th. No walk will be held on 4th of July weekend or Memorial Day weekend. Bring sunscreen, water, good walking shoes and binoculars. Dress for the forecasted weather.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

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