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73 Events in July
Saturday, May 28-Saturday, September 3 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: Max Michanczyk (575) 624-6058

Friday, June 24-Monday, 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

Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Junior Ranger Program Day Camps
The 2016 Junior Ranger Program is a week long day camp,9 am-1 pm, for youth ages 11-14. Kids can hike and discover the Bosque habitat, have fun with creative projects,Keep a nature journal,Learn about natural resource careers, conduct science experiments and meet new friends! The cost is $65 per camper or $58.50 with a Friends of the RGNC membership. Sessions are available the weeks of June 13, June 27, July 11 & Aug 1. Visit www.RGNC.org, call (505)344-7240, or e-mail heather.maccurdy@state.nm.us for more information Fees: $65.00 Program Fee Contact: Heather McCurdy 505-344-7240
Fees: $65.00 Program Fee
Contact: Heather McCurdy 505-344-7240

Friday, July 1 Add to Itinerary
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Heron Lake
Heron Lake Dam Tour
The guided tour is of the inner workings of the Heron Lake Dam and an elevator ride 265 feet into the pump room. In addition, Bureau of Reclamation personnel will discuss the role of the Bureau in providing water for the cities of the Southwest. Space is limited to 35 participants on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 575 588 7470.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, July 2 Add to Itinerary
09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Caballo Lake
Star Program
Join us for a laser guided tour of the night sky. Bring the whole family. Telescopes will be used as well to view deep sky objects. Tour guide, John Gilkison, will point out night sky objects such as: planets, star clusters, galaxies and constellations. You will learn fascinating information about the night sky and when the program is finished you and the entire family will have a new appreciation for star gazing. Meet at Percha Dam State Park Fees - free with a valid park permit. For more information contact: 575-743-3942
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Saturday, July 2 Add to Itinerary
09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Annual fireworks show
Fireworks show with fireworks being launched from Rattlesnake Island
Fees: Fees waived for show
Contact: Friends of EBLSP 575-740-8819

Saturday, July 2 Add to Itinerary
01:00 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

Saturday, July 2 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 2 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 2 Add to Itinerary
12:00 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

Saturday, July 2 Add to Itinerary
09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Percha Dam
Star Program
Join us for a laser guided tour of the night sky. Bring the whole family. Telescopes will be used as well to view deep sky objects. Tour guide, John Gilkison, will point out night sky objects such as: planets, star clusters, galaxies and constellations. You will learn fascinating information about the night sky and when the program is finished you and the entire family will have a new appreciation for star gazing. Meet at Percha Dam State Park Fees - free with a valid park permit. For more information contact: 575-743-3942
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942

Saturday, July 2 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

Sunday, July 3 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Firework Extravaganza
Join us for a Firework Extravaganza at Conchas Lake State Park on Sunday, July 3rd at dark. The location is just off the point at Cannon Cove on the south side of the lake. It is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and conducted by the Conchas Fire Department.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Beate Macias 505-239-0009

Sunday, July 3 Add to Itinerary
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. 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

Monday, July 4 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Eagle Nest Lake
4th of July Firework Extravaganza
Join us for a spectacular fireworks display over the water. The event will be held at dark over Eagle Nest Lake. The firework display is sponsored by the Village of Eagle Nest and the Chamber of Commerce. Park entrance fees apply, for more details, call the Park at 575-377-1594.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Mark Sullivan 575-377-1594

Monday, July 4 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sumner Lake
4th of July Firework Extravaganza
Bring the family for fireworks over the water! Sponsored by the Lake Sumner Fire Department and the Friends of Sumner Lake State Park. Event will take place just north of the main boat ramp. Park day-use fees will be waived for the event. Starting at 7PM until the firework display is over. For more details, call the Park at 575-355-2541.
Fees: Park Fees Waived for Event
Contact: Ray Drake 575-355-2541

Thursday, July 7 Add to Itinerary
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Heron Lake
Stroll along the Shore
Meet Park Guide Nan at the White House at the Dam for a evening walk along the Shores of Heron Lake. Birds and other wildlife may be active, along with the fishermen and swimmers on the far shore.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert Smith 575 588 7470

Friday, July 8 Add to Itinerary
08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Brantley Lake
Star Party
Look at wonders of the night sky through large telescopes, including a crescent moon. The planets Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn are all visible along with star clusters and nebulae. A laser light tour of the summer constellations will begin at 9:30 pm.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Friday, July 8-Sunday, July 10 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
3D Archery Shoot "Bring the Heat"
Annual Archery Shoot at Heron Lake State Park. Pre-registeration a must! All ages welcome, prizes awarded. Contact Bert Montoya @ 505 920 4321 or Dominic Sauer @ 505 920 4321
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Anthony Marquez 575 588 7470

Saturday, July 9 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Art Show
The range of artistic talent found along the Cerrillos/Madrid corridor spans a variety of media and styles. Come meet the artists, learn about their creative process with Ceramics, Paintings, Cement sculpture, Art cards, Cerrillos Turquoise and Jewelry and Photography.
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, July 9 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. Chairs are available, or bring blankets and pillows for the kids to campout on. We will serve popcorn, bring a (non-alcoholic) drink. This week’s animated movie will be "20,000 Leagues under the Sea".
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, July 9 Add to Itinerary
01:00 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

Saturday, July 9 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 9 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 9 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 9 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 9, 2016. 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 9 Add to Itinerary
09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Juno @ Jupiter & the 1st Qrtr Moon
Join the Amateur Astronomers Group celebrating NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrival at Jupiter after a five year journey. Launched on August 5, 2011, Juno will be inserted into a polar orbit around the giant planet on or around July 4, 2016. From this orbit the spacecraft will study Jupiter’s atmosphere and magnetic field. Visit the Moon through the AAG's telescopes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Wendy Justice 575-437-8284

Saturday, July 9 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: Rick Martin 575-487-2284

Saturday, July 9 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Villanueva
Wildfire Prevention
New Mexico State Forestry Brendan Wyman presents a program on wildfire prevention and awareness.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-421-2957

Sunday, July 10 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Heron Lake
Rio Chama Trailhead Hike
Hike destinations vary according to participant's ability - "Follow the Chama Rim Hike", "Past the Bone yard Hike" and into the Rio Gorge with the "Swinging Bridge Hike" are the choices for the hikes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Sunday, July 10 Add to Itinerary
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. 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

Monday, July 11-Friday, July 15 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 Conservation and Ecology.
Fees: Fees TBA
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Monday, July 11-Friday, July 15 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Junior Ranger Program Day Camps
The 2016 Junior Ranger Program is a week long day camp,9 am-1 pm, for youth ages 11-14. Kids can hike and discover the Bosque habitat, have fun with creative projects,Keep a nature journal,Learn about natural resource careers, conduct science experiments and meet new friends! The cost is $65 per camper or $58.50 with a Friends of the RGNC membership. Sessions are available the weeks of June 13, June 27, July 11 & Aug 1. Visit www.RGNC.org, call (505)344-7240, or e-mail heather.maccurdy@state.nm.us for more information Fees: $65.00 Program Fee Contact: Heather McCurdy 505-344-7240
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heather McCurdy 505-344-7240

Tuesday, July 12 Add to Itinerary
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Heron Lake
Ukulele Jam Sessions
A NEW PROGRAM ON TUESDAYS! This is the time for returning students and experienced players to get together informally to share new songs and techniques for playing this classic instrument. Loaner ukes are available. The one-hour session begins at Noon on Tuesdays.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Wednesday, July 13 Add to Itinerary
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Sumner Lake
Animals of the Southwest
This event will be the second of 4 presentations that will talk about the local wildlife. This one will focus on the animals of the area. There are many different kinds of animals that live in New Mexico, this presentation will go over the relationship between them and how they effect our park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sara Brown 575-355-2541

Friday, July 15 Add to Itinerary
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Heron Lake
Stroll along the Shore
Meet Park Guide Nan at the White House at the Dam for an evening walk along the Shores of Heron Lake. Birds and other wildlife may be active, along with the fishermen and swimmers on the far shore.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, July 16 Add to Itinerary
07:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
26th 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 16 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 16 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 16 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 16 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 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

Saturday, July 16 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. This week’s movie will be "Journey to the Center of the Earth"
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, July 16 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 tips for the artist are always appreciated. Regular entrance fees apply for the Full Moon Walk that follows.
Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, July 16 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 visit the park, and you may even hear our Mexican Grey Wolves howl!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, July 16 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: Oasis State Park 575-356-5331

Saturday, July 16 Add to Itinerary
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

Sunday, July 17 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Heron Lake
Rio Chama Trailhead Hike
Hike destinations vary according to participant's ability - "Follow the Chama Rim Hike", "Past the Bone yard Hike" and into the Rio Gorge with the "Swinging Bridge Hike" are the choices for the hikes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Sunday, July 17 Add to Itinerary
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. 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

Monday, July 18-Friday, July 22 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 Conservation and Ecology.
Fees: Fees TBA
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Tuesday, July 19 Add to Itinerary
12:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Heron Lake
Ukulele Jam Sessions
A NEW PROGRAM ON TUESDAYS! This is the time for returning students and experienced players to get together informally to share new songs and techniques for playing this classic instrument. Loaner ukes are available. The one-hour session begins at Noon on Tuesdays.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Friday, July 22 Add to Itinerary
06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Heron Lake
Stroll along the Shore
Meet Park Guide Nan at the White House at the Dam for an evening walk along the Shores of Heron Lake. Birds and other wildlife may be active, along with the fishermen and swimmers on the far shore.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Friday, July 22 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Rio Chama Trailhead Hike
Hike destinations vary according to participant's ability - "Follow the Chama Rim Hike", "Past the Bone yard Hike" and into the Rio Gorge with the "Swinging Bridge Hike" are the choices for the hikes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Friday, July 22 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Raptor Watch
Join Ranger Pat Walsh for an afternoon of birding. Binoculars and bird books will be available and the park's spotting scope will be set up. The Memorial is situated on a hill overlooking a field the local raptors love for hunting. At our park you can get the unique experience of looking down on the bird's backs. Even if the raptors don't make an appearance, you'll still see plenty of birds!
Fees: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

Saturday, July 23 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
NM's Unique Cultural Landscape
Culture is dynamic and in New Mexico a number of unusual –even bizarre— traditions emerged which were not totally indigenous, Spanish, nor Anglo-American, per se, but uniquely New Mexican. UNM Professor of Latin American History, Larry V. Larrichio, Ph.D will discuss a cornucopia of fascinating,unusual and, in some cases, strange manifestations of human ecology within the confines of a traditional cultural environment.
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, July 23 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 23 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 23 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 23 Add to Itinerary
01:00 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

Saturday, July 23 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. This week’s movie will be Disney's "Zorro".
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, July 23 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
History of the Bosque Redondo
Camping out or bivouacking as the military calls it has changed drastically in the past 150 years. Join living historian Paul Fishell, dressed as a Civil War Union Soldier as he examines what a Union sergeant's life would have been like in New Mexico in the 1860's.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Oasis State Park 575-356-5331

Sunday, July 24 Add to Itinerary
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. 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

Monday, July 25 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Nature Walk
Join park staff for a stroll through Oasis State Park to learn about the flora and fauna of the area. This event will start at the park's Group Shelter area. Bring your walking shoes, sunscreen, binoculars and water. Regular entrance fees apply for non-annual permit holders.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Oasis State Park 575-356-5331

Tuesday, July 26 Add to Itinerary
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Heron Lake
Ukulele Jam Sessions
A NEW PROGRAM ON TUESDAYS! This is the time for returning students and experienced players to get together informally to share new songs and techniques for playing this classic instrument. Loaner ukes are available. The one-hour session begins at Noon on Tuesdays.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Wednesday, July 27 Add to Itinerary
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Sumner Lake
Plants of the Desert
This event will be the third of 4 presentations that will talk about the local wildlife. This one will focus on the plants that live and thrive around Sumner Lake. The Ranger will talk about the effect that they have on the area and how they play an integral part in the survival of wildlife.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sara Brown 575-355-2541

Saturday, July 30 Add to Itinerary
01:00 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

Saturday, July 30 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. This week’s movie will be Disney's "Swamp Fox"
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, July 30 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 30 Add to Itinerary
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

Saturday, July 30 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 5887470

Saturday, July 30 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Birds of Oasis
Join Debra Whitecotton in learning about the birds of Oasis. Bring your binoculars and bird books if you have them.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Oasis State Park 575-356-5331

Saturday, July 30 Add to Itinerary
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
The Geological Story of the Albuque
Jayne Aubele, geologist and adult program educator at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, offers a presentation of Albuquerque’s past, written in stone. Jayne Aubele has authored or co-authored chapters in books including Volcanoes of North America, The Geology of Mars, and the Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains. She was technical advisor and on-air geologist for the NM-PBS program, “The Sandias”.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Visitor Center 505-344-7240

Sunday, July 31 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Animal Sounds
Explore the animal world with your ears. Guest presenter Sarah Wood will introduce you to the buzzes, croaks, chirps and grunts of insects, reptiles, birds and mammals common to the Cerrillos area.
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Sunday, July 31 Add to Itinerary
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. 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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