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Saturday, May 27-Saturday, September 2
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



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Friday, August 4
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Two hours northwest of Santa Fe-Follow 285(North) to junction with 84 (North). Follow 84 toward Chama until intersection with Hwy 95. Left on 95, follow 95 to the cattle guard crossing, turn right in 1/2 mile at the State Park Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Friday, August 4-Saturday, August 5
05:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
Smith RV Open Bass Tournament
6th Annual Smith RV & Marine Open Team Tournament is a fishing tournament at Ute Lake State Park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kevin Smith 575-769-0596



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Friday, August 4-Monday, August 7
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Ute Lake
"Disabled Veterans" Water Clinic
5th Annual "The Disabled Veterans" Water Sports and Adaptive Sports Clinic. Adaptive water sports for Disabled Veterans, Warriors in Transition and members of the General Public. Adaptive water sports to include: sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding and inner tubing. Most of the participants will camp on-site, some in local lodging facilities.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jason Cline 505-501-9777



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Saturday, August 5
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
31st Annual Paddle Board Races
Come and compete on our paddle boards against other park visitors to see who is the fastest on the water at Bottomless Lakes State Park/Lea Lake Recreation Area.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Max Michanczyk 575-624-6058



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Saturday, August 5
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cerrillos Hills
Beat The Heat Hike
Of course, summer means warmer temperatures in the hills. Come beat the heat on this volunteer-led, guided Amigos hike.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, August 5
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. 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, August 5
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, August 5
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, August 5
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



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Saturday, August 5
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 "Chicken Run"
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, August 5
08:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Living Desert
Full Moon Walk
Visitors stroll through the zoo with trained tour guides by the light of the full moon. This is a beautiful time to experience the park. You may even hear the wolves howl! Registrations are required. Call (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Saturday, August 5
01:30 PM - 02:30 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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331



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Saturday, August 5
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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, August 5
08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Summer Wings 2017
Join us in celebrating our winged friends at the 24th annual Summer Wings Festival at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park on Saturday, August 5th! RGNCSP BioBlitz! - Join birders, scientists, and naturalists in identifying and photographing as many species as possible! Learn about insects, birds, plants, and many other organisms at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park! This will be a citizen science adventure for all ages! visitor center activities: Wildlife Rescue, Inc. of NM will have rescued birds of prey Crafts and Activities for Kids Bird Identification with Central New Mexico Audubon Society demonstrations: 9-11am: Hummingbird Banding Demonstration with Bill Talbot 10am - noon: Dragonfly capture and release at the Discovery Pond with Karen Gaines walks: 8:30am- Bird Walks 9am- Bug and Bird Walk for Kids 9am- Porcupine and Plant Walk 11am- Walk to the Rio Grande & Water Conversation with John Fleck, director of UNM's Water Resource Program; Adrian Oglesby, dire
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505-344-7240



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Sunday, August 6
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, August 6
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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. Photo by Dwayne Longenbaugh
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, August 11
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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Saturday, August 12
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Gila Monsters and Beaded Lizards
North and South America’s most legendary lizards. Jerry Tuttle will bring live lizards, share their lore and legend and help you learn about the unique qualities of their venom. See these living fossils from the time of T-Rex.
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, August 12
06:30 AM - 07:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
The Cobblestone Wacky Triathlon
The one triathlon for the non-athletic- Join us for a fun filled day and win prizes! There will be a 5-Wacky Task Obstacle Course, Anything that Safely Floats race, a 5-Lap Backwards marathon and an Awards Ceremony. The Divisions are Individual, Duo, and Family. For a registration form, contact 575-740-1685. Every entrant receives a t-shirt, $15 meal voucher and a goodie bag!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Susan Brandt 5757401685



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Saturday, August 12
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Boating Safety Class
Boating Safety Course presented by Elephant Butte Marine Enforcement Officers
Fees: Fees waived
Contact: Salvador Gonzales 5757445923



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Saturday, August 12
06:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
American Bass
American Bass annual fishing tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: tawny bell 5757400683



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Saturday, August 12
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. 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, August 12
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 Camp Host Marsha. No skill or experience needed, wear comfortable shoes, feel free bring a (non-alcoholic) drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, August 12
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



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Saturday, August 12
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, August 12
08:00 AM - 05:00 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



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Saturday, August 12-Sunday, August 13
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hyde Memorial
Music in the Mountain
Enjoy a summer evening in the park! Three local bands to play outdoors at Hyde Park Lodge for you. Explore the trails of Hyde and relax to music in the park. Sponsored by Friends of Hyde Memorial SP and Coca-Cola. Benito Martinez (Spanish troubador)- Sat. and Sun. 4-4:45 pm. The Nowhere Band (Beatle tribute band bringing your favorite Beatle songs to life ( Bob Curtis, Tim & Evelyne Taylor, Brad Bennett)- Sat. 5-6 pm. The Banded Geckos (original acoustic folk & swing featuring guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, bass & percussion with blazing 3 part harmony {Tim & Evelyne Taylor, Gus Fory, Brad Bennett})- Sun, 5-6 pm.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Tim Taylor (505) 795-3389



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Saturday, August 12
06:30 PM - 08:15 PM
Leasburg Dam
Music & the Stars
Come out and enjoy live music from Tom Morris ( Country & Western ) recording artist from Las Cruces, NM, with a beautiful desert Robledo Mtns. as a backdrop. Immediately after, enjoy the quality night sky and Perseid Meteor shower of Leasburg Dam State Park. See through various types of telescopes - including our 16in research grade telescope located within our observatory. Several volunteers from the ASLC - Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist and answer questions. Event is free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068



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Saturday, August 12
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join park staff and the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on August 12, 2017. 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



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Saturday, August 12
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
NM Boating Safety Course
FREE 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. There is no fee to take this course. Registration is required. Class size limited to 20 students Register on website: BoatNM.com Contact Christopher Bolen, Boating Education Coordinator, for more information. 575-373-5562 Everyone is encouraged to take a boating education course. Anyone born on or after January 1st, 1989 who intends to operate a motorboat must successfully complete a state certified boating education course. Upon passing the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Christopher Bolen 575-373-5562



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Saturday, August 12
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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, August 13
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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Friday, August 18-Sunday, August 20
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Elephant Butte Lake
Elephant Butte Balloon Regatta
Hot air balloon event on Lions Beach or Rattlesnake Rally Point at Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Estimated attendance 25-75 people.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jimmy McCarthy 505-908-0909



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Friday, August 18
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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Friday, August 18
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ute Lake
Solar Star
Pat Walsh- Interpretive Program
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Pat Walsh 575-445-5607



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Saturday, August 19
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Annual Amigos Yard Sale
Support the Amigos de Cerrillos Hills State Park by snapping up some great deals. Proceeds help fund speaker programs, school bus trips to the park, the annual art show and other activities.
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, August 19
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. 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, August 19
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, August 19
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, August 19
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



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Saturday, August 19
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Heron Lake
Snakes - Scary or Surprising
Join Naturalist Chris Judson in an interactive slideshow to learn of our reptilian neighbors, their role in maintaining the rodent populations, popular myths about snakes, how they hunt and how they hide, and the types of snakes we find in the park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, August 19
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Oasis
Wildlife Trunk
Take a look at animal fur pelts, skulls, tracks and scat of area wildlife. This event will take place at the park Group Shelter.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331



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Saturday, August 19
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
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, August 20
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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Monday, August 21
10:00 AM - 01:15 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Eclipse of the Sun!
Join a ranger from Sugarite Canyon State Park to observe this spectacular solar eclipse as the moon comes between our planet and our favorite star--the sun! We will observe the partial eclipse using eclipse glasses and specially filtered telescopes. (Note: New Mexico will see a partial eclipse. Other states will see a total eclipse.)
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Pat Walsh 575-445-5607



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Friday, August 25
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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Friday, August 25-Saturday, August 26
05:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Master of the Mountains Race
Come test your outdoor skills in this challenging adventure relay race, set in the rugged and scenic mountains of Northern New Mexico. Put together a team or do it solo! The event include a six-mile trail run, a three-mile paddle on Lake Maloya, a 20-mile bicycle ride and a timed shotgun course. Participants are required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting on the evening of Friday, Aug. 25, prior to the event on Saturday, Aug. 26. For registration and other information, go to ratonmom.com or call Raton Parks and Recreation at 575-445-2413.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: park staff 575-445-5607



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Saturday, August 26
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Mining History Hike
On this guided hike you will be introduced to the origins and practices of mining in the hills during the past 1,000 years. Learn how natural history influenced cultural history of the Cerrillos Mining District.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, August 26-Sunday, August 27
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Duke City Bass Bums Tournament
Bass Tournament catch and release
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Joseph Weber 505-328-1891



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Saturday, August 26
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. 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, August 26
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 Camp Host Marsha. No skill or experience needed, wear comfortable shoes, feel free bring a (non-alcoholic) drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, August 26
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



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Saturday, August 26
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, August 26
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, August 26
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Leasburg Dam
Monthly Bird ID 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 - the National Audubon Society has designated Leasburg as a IBA - Important Birding Area! For more info contact Alex Mares at 575 524-4068 or alex.mares@state.nm.us
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068



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Sunday, August 27
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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