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Wednesday, November 1
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Mammoths to Mescaleros-NA Month
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Hike
Want to stretch your legs and get moving? Amigos hikes are a great way to meet new people and start each month with a hike. Come join this volunteer-led hike!
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, November 4
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Oasis
Annual Kids Fishin' Clinic
Oasis State Park with support from the Friends of Oasis will hold their 25th Annual Kids Fishin' Clinic on November 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids 6-17 years of age and their parent/adult are invited to attend. Each participant MUST pre-register with Oasis by calling 575-356-5331. Information needed will be the child's name, age, adult's name and telephone number. Register early as there are a limited number of slots available. The event is free with the appropriate entrance or camping fees. Starting at 9 a.m. the clinic will run through 8-10 stations of learning and at noon lunch will be served by the Community Services Center, Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Portales. Following lunch, every registered child will be eligible for a door prize!! Please dress appropriately for the weather that day. Please be reminded that those 12 years of age and older must have a valid NM fishing license.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331



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Saturday, November 4
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Saturday, November 4
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, November 4
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bosque Storytelling Hour
Join us for storytelling under the cottonwood tree at The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Bosque Storytelling Hour, presented by Dianne Rossbach, will be offered at 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month (weather permitting) at the Outdoor Education Classroom in the Native Plant Garden. 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. Dianne?s interpretive style includes participative stories and songs, particularly enjoyed by those aged 5 to 10 years old. Park day use fee of $3 or display of applicable permit applies.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Sunday, November 5
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Sunday, November 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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Wednesday, November 8
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Celebrating Native American Month
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 11
05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Night Skies at Leasburg Dam SP
Come out and enjoy a beautiful desert sunset with Robledo Mountains in the backdrop. Immediately after, enjoy the quality night sky of Leasburg Dam State Park and look through several types of telescopes - including our observatory's 16 inch research grade telescope. Several volunteer astronomers from the ASLC - Astronomy Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist and answer questions.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 11
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Saturday, November 11
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk
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 1/2 hours long; the mostly flat, sandy trail is just under 1 mile. We recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle. This walk is appropriate for adults and children. Meet your guide just west of the RGNCSP parking lot at the bench and bulletin board. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park permit applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, November 11
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, November 11
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
3D Archery Shoot
Friends of Ute Lake will be hosting a 3D Archery Shoot. There is a $10 fee for the 1st shoot and $5 for each shoot thereafter.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: State Park Office 575-487-2284



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Sunday, November 12
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Volunteer Training
Do you like talking to strangers? We need you! Volunteers help us extend the visitor center open hours. Share your knowledge. Enhance the visitor experience of the park.
Fees: waived for this event
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Sunday, November 12
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Sunday, November 12
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pancho Villa
Birds of Prey Presentation
Raptors! Live and in person! Come to Pancho Villa State Park on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.to hear Laura Simmons (President of New Mexico Raptors) entertaining presentation with her red-tailed hawk, turkey vulture, Swainson's hawk and great horned owl. The presentation will be in front of the Exhibit Hall (weather permitting) or inside the Rec Hall building if the weather is too windy or too cold. Come have fun!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: John Read 575-531-2711



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Sunday, November 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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Friday, November 17
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Living Desert
Star Party
Large telescopes will be set up to looks at the planets Saturn and Mars and other wonders of the night sky. There will be a laser light tour of the winter constellations at 6:30 p.m.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law



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Saturday, November 18
05:30 PM - 07:45 PM
City of Rocks
Star Party
Visit City of Rocks State Park for a night of star and plant gazing through our 14 inch Mead telescope at our monthly Star Party. If Weather Permitting.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Gabriel Medrano 575-536-5800



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Saturday, November 18
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Boating Safety Education Courses
This free course provides students the opportunity to interact with an experienced boating instructor. All motorboat, personal watercraft and sailboat operators born on or after January 1, 1989, must complete a boating safety course to operate on New Mexico waters. (This means operators - even those 13 years and younger being supervised by an adult on board.) Students must score 80 percent on the closed book exam to receive their Boater Education Card. For information or reservations, call (575) 588-7470- ask for Officer Sedillo.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Officer Sedillo 575 588 7470



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Saturday, November 18
05:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
The Princess Andromeda
The Amateur Astronomers Group will be sponsoring a tour of our nearest galactic neighbor-the Andromeda Galaxy. One hundred years ago the Milky Way was thought to be the only galaxy in the universe, but in 1917 that picture began to change. Come hear an ancient story of a most beautiful princess and how we discovered our place in a much larger universe. come early, dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them to our last event of the 2017 season.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, November 18
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Saturday, November 18
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, November 19
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Sunday, November 19
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Sunday, November 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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Wednesday, November 22
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Mammoths to Mescaleros
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene! Bring at least 2qts.of water person, and good hiking shoes. Event is Free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Thursday, November 23
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Ute Lake
Turkey Trot
5K Walk/Run sponsored by Logan School's Honor Society. Register at 7am. Race starts at 7:30am at Ute Lake’s Visitor Center. $20 Entry Fee. T-shirts for the first 50 Entries. Pre-Entry - call Logan Schools at 575-487-2252. $5 Regular day-use fees apply. $20 Race / Walk Entry All proceeds go to Honor Society
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Dallas Valentine 575-487-2252



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Friday, November 24
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Lauren 505-476-3394



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Friday, November 24
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Bluewater Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Mark Borwn 575-356-5331



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Max Michanczyk 575-624-6058



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Brantley Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Leila Haver 575-457-2384



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Caballo Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Saul Baquera 575-743-3942



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Friday, November 24
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Stuffing Strut
Join our annual post-holiday ramble along the trails. Strut your stuff and leave those turkeys behind!
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Cimarron Canyon
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Steve Clark 575-377-6271



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
City of Rocks
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Gabriel Medrano 575-536-2800



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Clayton Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Mark Funk 575-374-8808



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Conchas Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Randy Bates 575-868-2270



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Coyote Creek
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Christopher Vigil 575-387-2328



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Eagle Nest Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Mark Sullivan 575-377-1594



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Kay Dunlap 575-744-5923



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Fenton Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Manny Sanchez 575-829-3630



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Heron Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Anthony Marquez 575-588-7470



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Hyde Memorial
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Eric Ytuarte 505-983-7175



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Robert Gonzales 575-524-4068



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Living Desert
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: David Heckard 575-887-5516



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Manzano Mountains
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Peter Lipscomb 1-505-469-7608



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Morphy Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Christopher Vigil 575-387-2328



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Navajo Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Allen Adkins 505-632-2278



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Oasis
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Pancho Villa
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: John Read 575-531-2711



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Percha Dam
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Saul Baquera 575-743-3942



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Beth Dillingham 505-344-7240



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Rockhound
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Robert Apodaca 575-546-6182



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Santa Rosa
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Billy Velasquez 575-472-3110



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Storrie Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Manuel Villanueva 505-425-7278



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Robert McIvor 575-445-5607



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sumner Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Ray Drake 575.355.2541



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Ute Lake
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: Rick Martin 575-487-2284



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Friday, November 24
06:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Villanueva
#OptOutside
New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday Day-Use Fees are Waived on Friday, November 24, 2017.
Fees: Fees Waived
Contact: John Villanueva 575-421-2957



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Saturday, November 25
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Which Came First? River or Valley
Come out and join a ranger led hike at Leasburg Dam State Park and learn about the unique geology, hydrology and geothermal activity along this stretch of the Rio Grande. Hike is easy to moderate, approximately 2.5 mile round trip with an elevation gain/drop of about 200ft from campground down to riverbed. Find out about what the Rio Grande and the Mesilla Valley have in common with only 4 other river valleys in the world. Fall color change and foliage should peak early in month.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, November 25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Saturday, November 25
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, November 26
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Ranch House Tour
In the early 19th century, Oliver Lee was a prominent rancher and politician: serving as a senator and state representative. The reconstructed house, originally built in 1893, features furnishings and displays that provide a window into the history or early ranching in the Tularosa Basin. Meet at the visitor center. You will drive your own vehicle, following a staff member to the Ranch House about 1.25 miles away.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German 575-437-8284



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Sunday, November 26
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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Thursday, November 30
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
City of Rocks
Nature Hike
We will look for birds and other wildlife along the two-mile long Cienega Trail. We will carpool the short distance from the Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Tony Godfrey 575-536-2800



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