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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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Saturday, May 27-Sunday, June 4
05:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Sugarite Fishing Derby
Anglers, come one come all for this signature, nine-day fishing derby! Catch a tagged fish for a chance at up to $1,000 cash! Or simply purchase a $10 registration for a chance at a $3,000 boat on a trailer. The event includes daily door prizes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: park staff 575-445-5607



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Friday, June 2-Sunday, June 4
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Wounded Warrior Sports Clinic
Adaptive waters sports for wounded warriors, warriors in transition and members of the general public. Adaptive water sports activities to include sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, water skiing, wake boarding, and inner tubing.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Brett Maul 5059541224



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Friday, June 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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Saturday, June 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Hike
A volunteer-led hike geared toward hiking devotees wanting to stretch their legs and cover ground. Exact length and route will be determined by the hike leader with group input.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, June 3-Sunday, June 4
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Bass Club Tournament
Fishing Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Tim Killham 806-316-9116



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Saturday, June 3
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Carp Catching Derby
The Friends of Heron and El Vado Lake State Parks are sponsoring a Biggest Carp and the Most Carp Caught contest on the annual free fishing day state wide. Teams of two will compete for Cash Prizes for the biggest and total weight carp will be awarded. To take part in the contest, register between 8 to 9 A.M at the Ridge Rock parking lot adjacent to the Heron Lake Dam ($5.00 per person entry). Fishing may take place at either Heron Lake or El Vado Lake, weigh-in will be at the Ridge Rock parking lot at 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Carp may be taken by hook only. Must be present to win. Park Day use or Camping fees apply. For more information, call Antoinette Baca at 575 756 4794.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, June 3
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 camp-out on. We will serve popcorn, bring a (non-alcoholic) drink. This week’s animated movie will be "Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, June 3
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, June 3
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, June 3
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: Robert Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, June 3
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, June 3
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join park staff and the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on June 3, 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, June 3
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. Photos courtesy of Dwayne Longenbaugh
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, June 3
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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Sunday, June 4
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Tip Top Bass Tournament
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Donny McWhirter 806-333-3116



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Sunday, June 4
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, June 4
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Living Desert
Live at Living Desert
Join us for a free concert performed by the Carlsbad Wind Symphony. They will perform a variety of popular music including songs from Beauty and the Beast along with a medley of patriotic music. This concert will be indoors at the Visitor Center.
Fees: No fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Sunday, June 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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Monday, June 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. Specific art program will vary week to week. Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Tuesday, June 6-Sunday, June 11
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
Ute Lake Camp Meeting
Ute Lake Camp Meeting - This is a religious camp meeting and is open to the public on June 7, 8 9, 2017 from 8 am to 10 pm. This is hosted by a group of Religious leaders.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Doyle Frasier 575-403-8224



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Friday, June 9
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: No Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Friday, June 9
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Twilight Hike on a Moonlit Night
Join us for a twilight walk through the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the park as the sunlight fades and the moon makes it's grand appearance. This guided walk lasts approximately one hour on generally flat terrain. It is not recommended for those who are unable to remain quiet during the walk. Please no flashlights, expect for use in the parking lot. Pre-registration for this event is required. Call for registration and walk start time. No late entrance. $3 park use fee or the display of an appropriate park pass applies.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, June 10
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Plants and Wildflowers
Join the park’s herbarium curator Pete Peterson for this look at plants & 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



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Saturday, June 10-Sunday, June 11
06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clayton Lake
Clayton Lake Trout Derby
17th Annual Clayton Lake Fishing Derby. Join us for a day filled with fish, food and fun! Lots of prizes will be awarded and tons of activities for the kids including a DINOSAUR EGG HUNT! this is one event you don't want to miss! June 10- 11, 2017
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Joe Blan 575-374-8808



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Saturday, June 10
11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
26th Annual Chili Cookoff
Come join us for the 26th annual chili cook off challenge. Come promote Elephant Butte and T or C, NM with food that New Mexico is known for. Red and green chili.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Brenda Nelson 5056045046



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Saturday, June 10
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, June 10
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, June 10
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, June 10
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, June 10
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, June 10
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: Robert Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, June 10
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, June 10
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, June 10
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, June 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Villanueva
New Mexico Raptor Live Bird Present
Come see live bird presentation and learn facts about their habitat, life styles and wild life conservation. Live birds are to include: Hawks, Owl, and Turkey Vulture.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575 421-2957



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Saturday, June 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Villanueva
NM Raptor Live Bird Presentation
Come see live bird presentation and learn facts about their habitat, life styles and wild life conservation. Live birds are to include: hawks, Owl, and Turkey Vulture.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575 421-2957



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Sunday, June 11
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Donkey Hike
Donkeys played an important role in the mining history of the Cerrillos Hills. Come walk the trail with live Donkeys and see the tack and gear they wore and how they helped miners.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Sunday, June 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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Sunday, June 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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Monday, June 12-Thursday, June 15
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery-Exploring Nature
Exploring Nature Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, June 16-Sunday, June 18
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Boat, RV, and Adventure Show
Exhibition of Boat and RV displays with food and drink vendors. Come for the weekend! Bring the whole family for the show...and fun on the lake.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kay Dunlap 575-744-5923



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Friday, June 16-Saturday, June 17
12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Sandcastle Competition
Sand, water, and imagination. Sandcastle competition at Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Come for fun and prizes for all ages. Categories: 10 & under/11-17/ Adults/ Families Judging: 4pm Saturday, June 17th Sponsored by Bartoo Sand and Gravel
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kay Dunlap 575744-5923



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Friday, June 16
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Living Desert
Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Show
Exhibit and sale of minerals, fossils, and jewelry.
Fees: No Fee
Contact: Kathryn Law (575) 887-5516



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Saturday, June 17
08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Brantley Lake
Summer Star Party
Beginning at 8:30pm, large telescopes will be set up at the Limestone Campground Group Shelter to look at the planets Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn and other wonders of the night sky. A laser light tour of the summer constellations will begin at 9:30 pm.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Leila Haver (575) 457-3384



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Saturday, June 17
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Art Show & Ice Cream Social
The range of artistic talent found along the Cerrillos/Madrid corridor spans a variety of media and styles. Come meet the artists, learn about their creative process with Ceramics, Paintings, Cement sculpture, Art cards, Cerrillos Turquoise and Jewelry and Photography. FREE Ice Cream!
Fees: Donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, June 17-Sunday, June 18
05:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Conchas Lake
Roadrunner Bass Club Tournament
Bass club fishing tournament.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Quinn Welborn 575-631-3828



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Saturday, June 17
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Heron Lake
Bats-Mysteries With Wings
Join Naturalist Chris Judson in an interactive slideshow to learn of the habitat, food supply and the huge numbers of our mysterious night-time neighbors.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, June 17
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, June 17
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. 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, June 17
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, June 17
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, June 17
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Music and the Stars
Come out and enjoy FREE music, followed by night sky observation through various telescopes - including, a sixteen inch research grade telescope within an observatory. Event is free with PAID Camping OR Day Use Fees.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, June 17
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, June 17
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, June 17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Birds of the Rio Grande Valley
Many of us may not be aware of it but we, in the Rio Grande Valley, are privileged to live in the middle of the longest intact riparian forest in North America. This location enables us to have the 4th highest bird species count in the nation. Many migrants take advantage of the Rio Grande and many of our resident birds benefit from the availability of such desirable habitat. Come join us to explore a presentation and discussion of this wonderful habitat and the many benefits it bestows on us as well as on the birds and other creatures. Dwayne and Marjorie will share images of the river, birds and other Bosque creatures. Dwayne and Marjorie are dedicated birders and lovers of nature and are committed to sharing their enthusiasm for the wonderful place in which we are privileged to live.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Visitor Center 505-344-7240



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Saturday, June 17
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Sumner Lake
New Mexico Raptors
During this program, Visitors will get to see raptors that are in the process of being rehabilitated. They will get to see live birds and have the opportunity of speaking to someone who handles the rehabilitation process. There will be a short presentation on the Raptors in the Southwest and how they live.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sara Brown 575-355-2541



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Saturday, June 17
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 $15 fee for the 1st shoot and $5 for each shoot thereafter.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Ute Lake Park Office 575-487-2284



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Sunday, June 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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Sunday, June 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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Monday, June 19-Thursday, June 22
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery-Owls & Birds
Owls and Other Birds Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Monday, June 19-Friday, June 23
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Junior Ranger Program
The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park's Junior Ranger Program is a summer day camp for youth ages 11-14. Junior Rangers will hike and discover the bosque habitat while meeting new friends. They will have fun with creative projects and conduct science experiments while exploring the local ecosystem. Pre-registration is required. More information and registration forms are available on our Friends website at RGNC.org $65 per Junior Ranger. 10% discount with Friends membership.
Fees: $65 per Junior Ranger
Contact: Heather MacCurdy (505)344-7240



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Friday, June 23
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, June 24
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, June 24
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, June 24
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, June 24
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, June 24
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, June 24
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, June 24
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, June 24-Sunday, June 25
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Bodacious Butterfly and Bird Fest
Join us to explore the winged wonders at Sugarite Canyon State Park, which is known for its incredible variety of butterflies. Learn the martial art of butterfly catch and release from experts. And take part in events to see birds such as hummingbirds and hawks up close!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Staff 575-445-5607



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Sunday, June 25
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Bass Club Tournament
Fishing Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Tim Killham 806-316-9116



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Sunday, June 25
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. 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, June 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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Monday, June 26-Thursday, June 29
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids-Tracking
Tracking Monday through Thursday classes for children ages 5-12 years old. Classes feature certified teachers, fun games and activities, and nature walks. Pre-registration is required. Registration forms and more information are available at www.naturediscovery.org. $65 per week. 10% discount for Friends members.
Fees: $65 per week
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Friday, June 30
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. Bureau of Reclamation personnel will discuss the role of the Bureau in providing water for the cities of the Southwest. Space is limited to 35 participants on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 575 588 7470.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Friday, June 30
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, June 30-Sunday, July 2
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Navajo Lake
Operation Dry Water
Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in boater deaths. Navajo Lake State Park is participating in #OperationDryWater to reduce #BUI
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Chris Smith (505) 632-2278



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