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Saturday, September 1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caballo Lake
Black bears - The Lone Survivors
Celebrate National Wildlife Day and join us for a presentation on black bears - our state mammal. Meet at the Parcha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Free with valid park permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, September 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 Park Volunteer Marsha. No skill or experience needed, wear comfortable shoes, feel free to bring a (non-alcoholic) drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, September 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, September 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, September 1
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. 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, September 1
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Music & the Stars
Leasburg Dam State Park is an area considered to be a "quality night sky" by astronomers. Come out and join us for a Monthly Night Sky program. Several telescopes will be available for the public to observe planets, stars, nebulae etc. Weather permitting, the observatory and it's 16 inch research grade telescope will also be available for you to look through. Volunteers from the ASLC - Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors with the telescopes and answer questions. Regular Park Day Use or Camping Fees will apply. Tom Foster Morris will perform Country and Folk music from 6:00-8:00pm. Followed by telescope night sky viewing.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, September 1
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oasis
10th Annual Catfish Derby
The 10th Annual Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby will be held on September 1, 2018 at Oasis State Park. Registration for this event will start at 3:30 p.m. and end at 7:00 p.m. The derby entry fee is $5 per person and the park entrance fee is $5 per vehicle unless you have the yearly day use pass. The derby competition will start at 5:00 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. At this time prizes will be awarded immediately following the derby. Prizes will be based on the weight of the fish and be divided into the adult and junior categories. The adult category age is 16 years and older while the junior category age is up to 15 years old. For both categories the 1st place winner gets $100, 2nd place gets $75 and third place gets$50. There is a two fish per person limit. Door prizes will also be drawn for throughout the derby. 12 years and older must have a valid NM fishing license. This event is sponsored by Oasis State Park with the support of the Friends of Oasis State Park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Oasis State Park 575.356.5331



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Saturday, September 1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Percha Dam
Black Bears - The Lone Survivors
Celebrate National Wildlife Day and join us for a presentation on black bears - our state mammal. Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Free with valid park pass.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, September 1
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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, September 1
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Storytelling under the Cottonwood
This program is presented by Dianne Rossbach, Nature Center Volunteer and Storyteller. Dianne’s interpretive style includes participative stories and songs, which are especially enjoyed by those aged 5 to 10 years old. This series offers multi-cultural natural history stories adapted for the tall and the small. Children should always bring their own adult, so they can enjoy the fun, too! Storytelling under the Cottonwood Tree will be offered at 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month (weather permitting) in the Main Garden, Outdoor Classroom (set of benches) Aside from the Park Day-Use Fee, there is no additional charge for this program. The Park Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle exact cash or check (Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed).
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240



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Sunday, September 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Hike
The Amigos are the park friends group. As part of their mission to enhance the visitor experience of the park, they host monthly hikes. Come join this volunteer-led guided hike through the hills.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Sunday, September 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, September 2
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
Sunday Night Movie @ 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 camp out on. We will serve popcorn, bring a (non-alcoholic) drink. This week’s animated movie will be "Chicken Run"
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Sunday, September 2
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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, September 3
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Heron Lake
Carp Derby At Heron Lake
A series of Carp Derby contests will be held at Heron Lake this summer. Teams of two will compete for Cash Prizes for the total weight of carp caught. To take part in the contest, you must register between 8 to 9 A.M on the day of the derby at the Ridge Rock parking lot adjacent to the Heron Lake Dam. ($5.00 per person for contest entry in addition to park entry or camping fees) Fishing may take place at either Heron Lake or El Vado Lake, weigh-in will be at the Ridge Rock parking lot between the hours of 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Carp may be taken by hook only. Final weigh-in at 3 P.M. NO EXCEPTIONS You must be present at the weigh-in to win.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Tuesday, September 4
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ute Lake
Trash Pick-up and Sticker Round-up
Friends of Ute Lake will be having a trash pick-up throughout park to include shoreline and a sticker round-up throughout park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Laken Humble 575-487-2284



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Friday, September 7
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cimarron Canyon
Bird Walk
Join us for a fun and exciting Bird walk with an experienced leader in Cimarron Canyon. Hike is easy, bring binoculars, water and snack. Wear comfortable shoes. Contact: Cheryl Mason 575-377-6303 Moren
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Cheryl Mason 575-377-6303



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Friday, September 7-Sunday, September 9
08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Skydive New Mexico
Skydiving sports jumping activity over Elephant Butte Lake State Park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Skydive New Mexico 505-864-7942



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Friday, September 7
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for September 7th is “I Growl, I Howl.” Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, September 8
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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, September 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk to River
10:30 am 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 1.5 hours long. The mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Registration is not required, unless you would like to bring a group. For groups, please contact the park in advance for group registration information. Regular park use fees apply. Meet the volunteer naturalist on the west side of the parking lot at the start of the trail, near the bulletin board.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240



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Saturday, September 8
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Master of the Mountains
Challenge yourself in this fun, four-part adventure relay in the mountains of northern New Mexico. This annual event includes a 10K trail run, a 3-mile paddle course around Lake Maloya, a 20-mile bicycle route and a shotgun shoot. Much of the event takes place in Sugarite Canyon State Park. Participants are required to attend orientation the evening of Sept. 7, 2018. To register, visit ratonmom.com
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607



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Sunday, September 9
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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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Friday, September 14
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Star Party
Explore the night sky above the park. See the green laser tour of bright stars and constellations then marvel at views of Mars, Saturn, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies through telescopes.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Friday, September 14
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Coyote Creek
Bird Walk
Join us for a Bird walk with experienced leader in Coyote Creek State Park. Easy, bring binoculars, water and snack. Wear comfortable shoes. Sponsored by: Moreno Valley Trekkers
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Cheryl Mason 575-377-6303



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Friday, September 14
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Living Desert
Star Party
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will host a Star Party on Friday, September 14 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in front of the Visitor Center. Large telescopes will be set up to look at the planets Jupiter and Saturn and other wonders of the night sky such as star clusters and nebulae. There will also be a laser light tour of the constellations at 8:00 p.m. There is no fee for this program. This event will be cancelled if the sky is too cloudy or if it is too windy. For more information, call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Free
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, September 14
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for September 14th is "The Greedy Python." Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Friday, September 14
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Manzano Mountains
When Two Worlds Collide
Jennifer Demerrit, a Park Guide with nearby Salinas Pueblo National Monument, presents a fascinating talk & slide show at the Group Shelter on how the events of Medieval Europe led to the forming of New Mexico as we know it today.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 505 469-7608



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Saturday, September 15
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Annual Cerrillos Fiesta
Join us at the Visitor Center during this celebration of life in and around Cerrillos. We will have presentations and activities for visitors of all ages.
Fees: donations welcom
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, September 15
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
The First Quarter Moon
Our nearest celestial neighbor will be highlighted this month. The Sea of Tranquility and the Sea of Serenity will be along the terminator on the Moon and learn how the features got their names. These areas are the landing spots for the Surveyor 5, Apollo 11, Apollo 17 and Luna 21 missions. Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the Moon will trace out an imaginary line called the ecliptic across the sky bisecting the Milky Way.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, September 15
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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, September 16
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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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Friday, September 21
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Living Desert
Pre-School StoryTime
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park hosts Pre-School StoryTime in the Visitor Center every Friday at 9:30 a.m. when school is in session. The story for September 21st is "Seven Blind Mice." Open to children ages infant through 5 years accompanied by an adult, the program starts with songs and a story followed by an activity and a short walk through the zoo (weather permitting). There is no fee for the program in the Visitor Center; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo (children 6 and under are free, 7-12 $3.00, 13 and up $5.00). This is a great time to purchase a membership for Friends of the Living Desert, which covers your entrance fees for an entire year! For additional information, please call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Program Free; Zoo Admission
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, September 22
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
Ocho Millas
See what it takes to bike 8 laps around Bottomless Lakes State Park on the winding, up, and down road 409. 409 loops its way around the park for eight miles. Most can only endure one lap very few can do all 8 laps for a total of 64 miles. Its up to you can you survive Ocho Millas? Signup!! at tourdeochomillas.com or on facebook: Tour De Ocho Millas.
Fees: Participants Waived
Contact: Max Michanczyk 575-624-6058



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Saturday, September 22
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Brantley Lake
Safety Day
Brantley Lake State Park will host a Safety Day on Saturday, September 22nd from 9 – 2 p.m. in the day use area. Numerous organizations including Artesia Fire, New Mexico Game and Fish, Desert Willow Wildlife Rehab, Carlsbad Soil and Water Conservation District, Bureau of Land Management Fire, Guadalupe National Park Service Ridge Trail, Living Desert State Park, Occidental Petroleum, and others will have booths centered around various safety topics. Safety topics include: Trail safety, water safety, snake awareness, public safety around single well batteries, child seats, and many more! Regular park fees apply to enter the park for the event. For more information, call the park at (575) 457-2384.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Leila Haver 575-457-2384



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Saturday, September 22
07:30 AM - 07:30 PM
Caballo Lake
FREE FISH DAY
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with friends and family that includes a free fish day on Saturday, September 22nd.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, September 22
07:30 AM - 07:30 PM
Percha Dam
FREE FISH DAY
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day with friends and family that includes a free fish day on Saturday, September 22nd. No fishing license required on FREE FISH DAY!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, September 22
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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, September 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Tarantula Hike
Spiders the size of beer coasters. Where are they going? What are they doing? Come find out on this creepy jaunt through the hills.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Sunday, September 23
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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, September 29
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Brantley Lake
March for Parks on Public Lands Day
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park will host the annual March for Parks event on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 29th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the Zoo doors opening at 9 a.m. March for Parks has been a community event in Carlsbad, NM since 1995 and helps raise funding for community park projects and school field trips. To participate in this fun event, pick up a pledge sheet at the Living Desert State Park, collect money from sponsors, and register at one of the two registration sites. There will be a registration table at the Lake Carlsbad Beach Park for those participants who wish to ride bikes, longboards, rollerblade, skateboard, etc. from the beach to the zoo. Registration and turning in money at the beach is between 8-8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 29th. Registration for the Marchers will take place between 9-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29th at the base of the Ocotillo Trail behind NMSU-Carlsbad. Marchers walk from the base of the trail up to the Living D
Fees: Free for Marchers
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, September 29
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Eagle Nest Lake
Nature Walk on Public Lands Day
Nation Public Lands Day celebration! Nature walk with experienced leader on Eagle Nest Lake shoreline. Easy, bring binoculars, water and snack. Wear comfortable shoes. Sponsor: Moreno Valley Trekkers
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Janet Alton 575-377-3010



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Saturday, September 29
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hyde Memorial
Friends Group of Hyde Park Fun Run
The Friends Group of Hyde Memorial State Park are hosting a 5k run and 1 mile fun run that start and finish from the Hyde Park Lodge. The top 2 finishers for both runs will be awarded prizes including $100 and $50 gift cards to Ten Thousand Waves Spa and Salomon running shoes. Registration opens at 9am on the day of the race with a fee of $20 for the 5k and $10 for the 1 mile. Runs begin at 10am for the 5k and 10:30am for the 1 mile. Tailwind hydration and water will be served on the course along with bananas and orange slices. Minimum age for the 5k run is 12 years old. For more information call 505-983-7175. We hope to see you on the trails!
Fees: Registration fee
Contact: Park Staff 505-983-7175



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Saturday, September 29
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Leasburg Dam
Monthly Bird ID Walking Tour
Meet Volunteer Guide - CJ Goin at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center at 8am. Be prepared to take an easy to moderate hike and see and learn how to identify various bird species. Over 200 different bird species have been identified and recorded at Leasburg Dam State Park. Fall and Spring Migration are best times to see a wider range of birds. Due to the excellent birding found here - National Audubon has designated this park as an a IBA - Important Birding Area! Event is FREE with paid day use or camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, September 29
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Living Desert
March for Parks on Public Lands Day
Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park will host the annual March for Parks event on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 29th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the Zoo doors opening at 9 a.m. March for Parks has been a community event in Carlsbad, NM since 1995 and helps raise funding for community park projects and school field trips. To participate in this fun event, pick up a pledge sheet at the Living Desert State Park, collect money from sponsors, and register at one of the two registration sites. There will be a registration table at the Lake Carlsbad Beach Park for those participants who wish to ride bikes, longboards, rollerblade, skateboard, etc. from the beach to the zoo. Registration and turning in money at the beach is between 8-8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept 29th. Registration for the Marchers will take place between 9-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29th at the base of the Ocotillo Trail behind NMSU-Carlsbad. Marchers walk from the base of the trail up to the Living D
Fees: Free for Marchers
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516



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Saturday, September 29
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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, September 30
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am 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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