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69 Events in May
Friday, June 13-Sunday, June 14 Add to Itinerary
06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clayton Lake
Annual Trout Derby
The annual trout derby includes cash prizes for largest children's and adult's trout, other prizes for bass, walleye and channel cat, plus many other door prizes. Also, hot dog eating contests, children's sand digs, and horseshoe pitching tourney.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Charles Jordan 575-374-8808

Friday, May 1 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Storrie Lake
High Fliers Kite Festival
Come fly your kite with us at Storrie Lake State Park, and celebrate May Day along with dozens of local middle school students. This annual event brings back some old-fashioned fun. Enjoy the sight of dozens of student kites decorated with images of birds of prey.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Staff 505-425-7278

Saturday, May 2 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Volunteer Training
Do you like talking to strangers? We need you! Volunteers help us extend Visitor Center open hours and enhance the visitor experience of the park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, May 2-Sunday, May 3 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Sail Boat regatta-Joshua Slocum & J
Sailboat regatta.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: j24kachina@comcast.net 505-867-0026

Saturday, May 2 Add to Itinerary
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Leasburg Dam
Spring Migration at Leasburg
Meet Volunteer Birding Guide CJ Goin at South Day Use Area entrance gate for a walking tour along the banks of the Rio grande. You might observe a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, Tri-Colored Heron, Northern Parula Warbler, Black- Throated Gray Warbler. Or maybe even catch a glimpse of an unusual brown Ladder Backed Woodpecker! Dress warmly with appropriate footwear. Easy to moderate walk along mostly level ground. Regular entrance fee applies.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 -524-4068

Saturday, May 2 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Living Desert
Music and the Moon
Concert - artist TBA. There is no fee for the concert, but regular entrance apply for the Full Moon Walk that follows.
Fees: No fee for concert
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, May 2 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 visit the park, and you may even hear our Mexican Grey Wolves howl!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, May 2 Add to Itinerary
05:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Ute Lake
Logan Open Bass Tournament
Logan Open Bass Tournament.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rodney Paris 575-487-2284

Saturday, May 2 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Villanueva
Wild Fire Prevention
Guest presenter James Martinez will give a presentation, "Wild Fire Prevention." He will provide education on how to properly turn off camp and wild fires. Restore fire ecosystem natural resources.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575-421-2957

Sunday, May 3 Add to Itinerary
10:00 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: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, May 3 Add to Itinerary
10:00 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

Wednesday, May 6 Add to Itinerary
02:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Storrie Lake
State Parks Rules & Regulations
Get the facts from Storrie Lakes very own Interpretive Coordinator Manuel Villanueva who will translate and inform visitors on NM.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Manuel Villanueva 505-425-7278

Thursday, May 7 Add to Itinerary
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sumner Lake
Peregrine Falcon
Come and learn all about the Peregrine Falcon. Presented by Master Falconer Tom Smylie and one of his falcons. Come out and watch first hand the skills of this falcon and its handler. Presentation and demonstration will be held at the lower group shelter at Sumner Lake State Park. All fees apply.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

Saturday, May 9 Add to Itinerary
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Feathers, Flight and Food
Learn about the plumage, flying and feeding habits of our feathered friends. This fun, interactive program created by Audubon New Mexico, will answer the question “What bird are you?”
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Saturday, May 9 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cimarron Canyon
Children's Fishing Derby
Free fishing event for children ages 2 to 11 yrs. Three age prize categories. Free t-shirts and goody bags to all that enter. Regular day use fees apply. But no charge to enter the event.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Daniel Gurule 575-377-6271

Saturday, May 9 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Music-N-Stars
Bengi & Robyn Rivas perform Classic Rock, Blues and Country music prior to Night Sky Program.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068

Saturday, May 9 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Music and the Stars
Join us for a different musical genre (TBA) 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, May 9 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Living Desert
Native American Heritage Day
Programs and activities about Native Americans - Native American jewelry and craft vendors.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, May 9-Sunday, May 10 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Herbfest
SATURDAY 10:30 A.M.: Teresa Skiba, US Fish and Wildlife Service: Investigating the Environment: The Urban Bird Treaty and Environmental Education 1:00 P.M.: Mark Chavez and Bill Pentler, City of Albuquerque Open Space Division: Albuquerque Environmental Restoration and the Urban Bird Treaty Guided Bird Walks (8:30 and 9:00) Saturday and Sunday Nature Walks (10:30 and 1:00) on Saturday, (10:30) on Sunday 10:00 to 4:00 Both Days Wildflowers, Herbs and Native Plant Sales Arts and Crafts, Biofacts Table Crafts for Kids Garden Tours Raffle Refreshments Music: Saturday 10:00 Cheap Shots 11:00 Sabinal Sisters 12:00 Eagle's Whistle 1:00 Jug of Punch Sunday 10:00 Mad Robin 11:00 Virginia Creepers 12:00 Adobe Brothers 1:00 Shlomo and the Adobes 2:00 Dog Star
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Tanja George 505-344-7240

Saturday, May 9 Add to Itinerary
09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Rockhound
Stars-N-Parks astronomy program
Venus is 26 degrees high in the West. Jupiter is 60 degrees high in the Southwest. Saturn is 19 degrees high in the east.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert V. Apodaca 575-546-6182

Sunday, May 10 Add to Itinerary
10:00 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: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, May 10 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, May 10 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, May 10 Add to Itinerary
10:00 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, May 12 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Storrie Lake
Coffee with a Ranger
Storrie Lakes very own Park Manager Stephen Coca will be available for an impromptu question and answer session.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Stephen Coca 505-425-7278

Wednesday, May 13 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

Saturday, May 16-Sunday, May 17 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Sailboat Regatta-Anniversary Cup
Sail Boat Regatta.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: j24kachina@comcast.net 505-867-0026

Saturday, May 16 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
National Kids in Parks
Fun & educational activities for kids and families.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Chase Crenshaw 575-744-5923

Saturday, May 16 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
National River Clean-up Day
Come support your park and help clean up the area on this day.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Chase Crenshaw 575-744-5923

Saturday, May 16 Add to Itinerary
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
Endangered Species Day
Learn about the four Chihuahuan Desert endangered species exhibited at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park: Mexican Gray wolves, Bolson Tortoises, Thick-billed Parrots, and Dunes Sagebrush Lizards.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, May 16 Add to Itinerary
09:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Calisto and Arcus
The Amateur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a summer sky tour. Learn the constellations Ursa Major and Bootes, which are linked by the myths of Callisto and Arcus. 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, May 16 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, May 16 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Villanueva
NEW MEXICO RAPTOR LIVE BIRD PRESENT
Come see a live bird presentation and learn facts about their habitat, life styles and wildlife conservation. Live birds are to include: hawks, owl and turkey vulture.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575-421-2957

Sunday, May 17 Add to Itinerary
10:00 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, May 17 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Wildflower Walk
Join the park’s herbarium curator Pete Peterson for this look at spring wildflowers. We will begin by exploring the area around the main parking lot before moving on to look at flora along one or more trails.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Sunday, May 17 Add to Itinerary
10:00 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, May 22 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: No Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

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 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!). 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, May 23 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, May 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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, May 23 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Summer Safety Tips
Join park staff of Oasis State Park in learning tips to keep you safe this summer. Learn the do's and don't's of encounter with rattlesnakes and how to protect yourself and others. Also, learn tips to beat the heat. This event will be held on May 23, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the park Group Shelter area. Regular entrance fees apply for non-annual permit holders.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331

Sunday, May 24 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Anything That Floats!
Teams will attempt to navigate their homemade vessels along a designated 1/2 mile buoyed course. Boats may be constructed out of materials found around the house or garage. Sails, oars and paddles are allowed, but motors, foam, floats, rafts or pool toys are not. Check-in and launch at the Cannon Cove Campground. PRIZES: $100 fastest, $75 best of show, $50 best hard luck story Winners Circle to follow at the American Legion Post 19.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Beate Macias 505-239-0009

Sunday, May 24 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Flag Retirement
According to the protocols established in the United States Code, “When a U.S. Flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning,” but it is also acceptable to seal the flag in a box or bag and bury it or put it in a trash receptacle. With the help of veterans, we will be retiring U.S. flags. If you will be unable to attend, flags can be dropped off at the Memorial or at Angel Fire Fire Station #1.
Fees: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

Sunday, May 24 Add to Itinerary
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Candlelight Vigil
This somber event features the POW/MIA Ceremony and speakers from Gold Star Wives.
Fees: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

Monday, May 25 Add to Itinerary
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Memorial Day Flag March
Join us at this inspirational annual event. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 318 leads the way up the hill to the Memorial with a 40x60 foot American flag. The march begins at the intersection of US 64 and NM 434 and volunteers are needed to help carry the flag. Children are welcome to help! Their height makes them ideal to walk directly under the flag and keep it from touching the ground. If you'd like to participate in the march please assemble at the intersection no later than 8:45. If you want to watch from the top of the hill, you must be in place by 9:00 before the New Mexico State Police block the highway for the march.
Fees: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

Monday, May 25 Add to Itinerary
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Memorial Day Ceremony
Please join us in our commemoration of Memorial Day. The ceremony features music and special speakers. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 318 serves as our color guard and the New Mexico Veterans Motorcycle Association helps lead the pledge. Our partner this year is the American Legion Riders Chapter 19 Post 90 from Los Alamos.
Fees: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

Monday, May 25 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
44th Army Band Concert
The 44th Army Band's saxophone ensemble will be presenting a concert in our amphitheater. Bring your lawn chairs, beach towels and blankets and prepare for a fun morning of music. The bagpiper will also be featured during the performance.
Fees: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

Monday, May 25 Add to Itinerary
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Flag Raising & Drum Songs
Join us this morning outside the visitor center as the Pueblo of Laguna Singers raise our flags and offer drum songs.
Fees: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

Friday, May 29-Thursday, May 28 Add to Itinerary
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Friday 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: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

Saturday, May 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!). 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, May 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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470

Saturday, May 30 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, May 30 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, May 30 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 a Yellow -Crowned Night Heron, Tri-Colored Heron, Northern Parula Warbler, or a Black-throated Gray Warbler. Dress warmly with appropriate footwear. Easy to moderate walk along mostly level ground.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068

Saturday, May 30 Add to Itinerary
08:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Living Desert
Full Moon Walk
The entrance time is limited to a half-hour, but visitors stroll through the zoo by the light of the full moon. This is a beautiful time to experience the park. You may even hear the wolves howl!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516

Saturday, May 30 Add to Itinerary
06:30 PM - 07:45 PM
Living Desert
Music and the Moon
Listen to popular music performed by the Carlsbad Wind Symphony. 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

Saturday, May 30 Add to Itinerary
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Oasis
Animal Tracks
Join park staff and learn what animal tracks look like in the sand. Use rubber molds of animal tracks to identify different types of animals!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331

Saturday, May 30-Sunday, June 7 Add to Itinerary
06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Sugarite Fishing Derby
Anglers love this weeklong derby at Lake Maloya where they try to catch tagged fish for prizes and up to $1,000 in cash--not to mention a chance to win a boat worth about $3,000! Registration is only $10 per person, and every registered person goes in the drawing for the boat.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Staff 575-445-5607

Saturday, May 30 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Sumner Lake
History of the Bosque Redondo
Join us for a presentation by the Bosque Redondo memorial staff on the history of the Bosque Redondo. Learn about the events that took place between 1863 and 1868 when the U.S. Military persecuted and imprisoned 10,000 Native Americans on a reservation known as Bosque Redondo. They will give the history, a slide show, as well as stories and letters from the soldiers.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kris Tuggle 575-355-2541

Saturday, May 30-Friday, May 29 Add to Itinerary
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Saturday Morning 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: No Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 377-2293

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

Saturday, May 30 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Villanueva
STORY TIME AND FLUTE PLAYING
Come join us and experience great stories and wonderful flute playing. Guest presenter Ernest Lovato tells stories with morals behind them and you can enjoy live flute playing afterwards.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575-421-2957

Sunday, May 31 Add to Itinerary
10:00 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, May 31 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Caballo Lake
Scorpions!
Join us to learn about the Arizona Bark scorpion - both factual and fictional information which includes important safety tips. Meet at the Percha Dam Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, May 31 Add to Itinerary
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Bill Dunmire: Living Landscapes
Surpassed only by Texas and California for natural diversity, New Mexico has six ecoregions ranging from desert to mountains and grasslands. Join us for this overview of our state’s natural beauty. Co-sponsored by the New Mexico Humanities Council & the Department of Cultural Affairs, this program made possible by the generous support of The Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park.
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196

Sunday, May 31 Add to Itinerary
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Percha Dam
Scorpions!
Join us to learn about the Arizona Bark scorpion - both factual and fictional information which includes important safety tips. Meet at the Percha Dam Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-743-3942

Sunday, May 31 Add to Itinerary
10:00 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, 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

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