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69 Events in July
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

Saturday, June 27-Saturday, July 4 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Living Desert
Living Desert Art Show
The Carlsbad Area Art Association Living Desert Show features the exhibit and sale of local artwork with a Chihuahuan Desert theme.
Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

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

Wednesday, July 1 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 08:30 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

Friday, July 3 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Coyote Creek
Bat Chat!
Come discover amazing facts about bats--local residents who are often misunderstood. Join camp host Peggy McCormick, an educator with Wildlife Rescue Inc. of N.M., to find out how bats improve our outdoor experience.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-387-2328

Friday, July 3-Sunday, July 5 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
2015 Boat, RV & Sports Show
The Friends of Elephant Butte Lake is sponsoring the 2015 Boat, RV & Sports Show. Dealers will be showcasing the latest in boats, RVs and ATV equipment and vehicles. There will also be food and arts & craft vendors on site. Proceeds from the user fees will benefit the fireworks show at the park.
Fees: Free
Contact: Terry Squier 575-744-5971

Saturday, July 4 Add to Itinerary
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Independence Day Boat Parade
Get your family ready for the 2nd annual Conchas Lake Boat Parade! Decorate your boats and let your red, white and blue shine. Prizes awarded for best patriotic theme decorated vessels. Entry fee is $30.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Beate Macias 505-239-0009

Saturday, July 4 Add to Itinerary
09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Eagle Nest Lake
Eagle Nest Fireworks Display
Firework display will begin at dusk at north side of park. Sponsored by the Village of Eagle Nest.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Ani Lyne 575-377-2420

Saturday, July 4 Add to Itinerary
09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
2015 EB Fireworks Extravaganza
Fireworks display launched from Rattlesnake Island.
Fees: Fees waived for show
Contact: EB State Park 575-744-5923

Saturday, July 4 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making, 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, July 4 Add to Itinerary
08:30 AM - 09:30 PM
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, July 4 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, July 4 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, July 4 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, July 4 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
CANCELED - 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. The $5 park entrance fee does apply for non-annual permit holders.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331

Saturday, July 4 Add to Itinerary
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: TJ Smith 575-487-2722

Monday, July 6-Friday, July 10 Add to Itinerary
08:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Living Desert
Zoo Camp
Children ages 7-12 have fun while they learn! This year's theme is Invertebrates of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Fees: Fees TBA
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, July 11 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, July 11 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, July 11 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 10:30 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, July 11 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, July 11 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, July 11 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 July 11, 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, July 11 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Ute Lake
3-D Archery Shoot
3-D archery shoot along the Ute Lake nature trail. Shooters will start at the Logan Park trailhead and travel to the Rogers Nature trailhead. Along this will be a minimum of 25 targets. Raffle for numerous prizes will be on site, as well as challenge targets along the way. Event will be sponsored Friends of Ute Lake State Park.
Fees: Covered By Friends of Ute Lake
Contact: Rodney Paris 575-487-2284

Sunday, July 12 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, July 12 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, July 12 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: any park staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, July 12 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

Monday, July 13-Friday, July 17 Add to Itinerary
08:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Living Desert
Zoo Camp
Children ages 7-12 have fun while they learn! This year's theme is Invertebrates of the Chihuahuan Desert.
Fees: Fees TBA
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Tuesday, July 14 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

Wednesday, July 15 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Clayton Lake
Star Party
Public star party at our observatory.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Charles Jordan 575-374-8808

Friday, July 17 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Coyote Creek
Live Raven Program!
Come meet a wildlife rehabilitator and her feathered companion, an education ambassador with Wildlife Rescue Inc. of N.M. Discover why ravens make a good cleanup crew!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-387-2328

Saturday, July 18 Add to Itinerary
07:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
25th 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: Blake Ingram 575-624-6058

Saturday, July 18 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, July 18 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, July 18 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, July 18 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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, July 18 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, July 18 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Saturn Rising
Join us for music with Julian Medina and enjoy a beautiful sunset once a month between May 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, July 18 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Birds of Oasis
Join park staff for an evening of learning about birds. Bring your bird books, binoculars and walking shoes for a look at the birds of the park. This presentation will take place at the park's Group Shelter area. Regular entrance fees apply for non-annual permit holders.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331

Saturday, July 18 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, July 18 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Sumner Lake
Youth Daze
Come join us at Sumner Lake State Park, bring the kids and have a day full of fun with water games and relays on both water and land. There will also be an interpretive program by NM Department of Game and Fish with their Poach Coach. After the games there will be a cookout with hot dogs as well. Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen and enjoy the day. All park fees apply.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

Saturday, July 18 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Sumner Lake
Poach Coach
Come out and see up close some of the animals that live in NM. Some of the mounts that will be on display were taken illegally. Learn about poaching cases in NM and the surrounding area. Location will be at the Lower group shelter. All park fees apply.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

Saturday, July 18 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Villanueva
Coyote
Come learn facts and fiction about Coyote life style.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575-421-2957

Sunday, July 19 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, July 19 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

Saturday, July 25 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Sail Boat Regatta- Dingy Race #2
Sailboat regatta.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: j24kachina@comcast.net 505-867-0026

Saturday, July 25 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, July 25 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, July 25 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, July 25 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, July 25 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, July 25 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, July 25 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Snakes Alive
Join park staff for a presentation on snakes. Meet Oink, the hognose snake too!! This event will be held at the park group shelter area.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-355-5331

Saturday, July 25 Add to Itinerary
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Saturn: Time and Agricultcure
The Amateur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a summer sky tour. Saturn will dominate the night sky, as Venus, Jupiter, and a crescent moon set in the western sky. Mythically, the god Saturn represents time and agriculture, while the planet Saturn is one of the most beautiful objects in our sky. 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, July 25 Add to Itinerary
06:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
N.M. State Parks Marathon Series
Pick your run at Sugarite Canyon State Park, whether it be a 5K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon! This is part of the N.M. State Parks Marathon Series, as coordinated by Mainly Marathons. Register at mainlymarathons.com (note: the first in the series is March 7 at Ute Lake State Park.)
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Staff 575-445-5607

Saturday, July 25 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

Saturday, July 25 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Ute Lake
Prairie Fest
Come celebrate all things prairie, including live snakes and hawks! Enjoy the splendor of a prairie night sky by peeking through the park telescope. This festival takes place mostly at the beach area near the main boat ramp.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Staff 575-487-2284

Sunday, July 26 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, July 26 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, July 26 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

Sunday, July 26 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

Monday, July 27 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
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

Friday, July 31 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Coyote Creek
Leave It to Beaver
Did you know that beavers help protect dry New Mexico's most precious resource? Join Peggy McCormick, educator with Wildlife Rescue of N.M. Inc., to discover the beaver's important role in our habitat.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-387-2328

Friday, July 31 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Living Desert
Blue Moon Walk
The entrance time is limited to a half hour, but visitors stroll through the zoo under the light of the full moon. A "blue moon" is the second full moon in the same month. This is a wonderful time to experience the park and you may even hear the wolves howl!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Friday, July 31 Add to Itinerary
06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
Living Desert
Music and the Moon
Concert - artist TBA. There is no fee to attend the concert, but regular entrance fees apply for the Full Moon Walk that follows.
Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

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