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Saturday, June 1
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clayton Lake
National Trails Day
Volunteers from the community will come and help work to enhance the Nature Trail.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Mark Funk 575-374-8808




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Saturday, June 1
08:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Leasburg Dam
National Trails Day Hike!
Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mile hike. Learn about the Native American inhabitants of the area from the present to the Pleistocene!. Bring at least 2qts. of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per car admission fee. Event is free with paid camping permit. Hike will start at 8am to 10:30am.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575 524-4068




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Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2
05:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Navajo Lake
3 Rivers Bass Team Tournament
3 RIVERS Bass Team Tournament will be held at Navajo Lake State Park. For Information, contact Billy Dunson @ (505) 320-1093.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Billy Dunson (505) 320-1093
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Saturday, June 1
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Navajo Lake
National Trails Day
Join us for National Trails Day at Simon Canyon in Navajo Lake State Park. There will be a guided hike form the Simon Canyon Recreation Site to the Navajo Pueblito located in Simon Canyon. The hike is easy to moderate and will have a site steward available for questions. For information call Navajo Lake State Park @ (505) 632-2278.
Fees: Free Access to Simon
Contact: Chris Smith (505) 632-2278




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Saturday, June 1
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pancho Villa
National Trails Day
Activities at the park include a Trail Clean up, Scavenger Hunt, an educational program about the Chihuahuan Desert, as well as, tours of the Park Museum.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jonathin Horsley 575-531-2711




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




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Saturday, June 1
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 2
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Sugarite Fishing Derby
The Sugarite Fishing Derby is a nine-day fishing extravaganza at Sugarite Canyon State Park! Registered anglers fish at Lake Maloya for tagged trout, to get a chance at cash prizes up to $1,000. And every registered participant gets a chance at a 14-foot V-hull Lowe boat and trailer! Registration is $10 per person. There are daily door prizes, as well as a Kids' Derby that will take place on Saturday, June 1.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607




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Saturday, June 1
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Grin and "Bear" It!
This is a 12-mile mountain bike ride on single-track and multi-use trails. Starting from Sugarite Canyon State Park Visitor Center, mountain bikers will cross over Chicorica Creek via a 50-foot steel bridge, traveling north along Lake Alice Trail. Riders will pass the historic Sugarite Coal Camp town once occupied by 1,000 miners and their families. Continuing north they will pass Lake Alice and Lake Alice Campground. From Lake Alice, riders will jump onto the Lake-to-Lake Trail, which will take them up to Lake Maloya. From there, riders will head west over the dam and hop onto the Opportunity Trail/Ponderosa Ridge Trail system. These trails will take riders around the base of Little Horse Mesa. Once they have completed the six-mile loop, riders will travel back down the canyon to the Visitor Center. After the ride there will be burgers, hot dogs and drinks for the weary riders. The ride starts at nearly 7,000 feet of elevation and tops out at about 8,000 feet. Riders can expect to see
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert McIvor 575-445-5607




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Saturday, June 1
05:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Ute Lake
NM Bass Team Trail
Bass fishing tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 1
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ute Lake
Trash pick up and Sticker round up
Friends of Ute Lake will be having a trash pick up throughout the park to include shoreline and a sticker round up throughout the park. Hot dogs for lunch to feed all our hungry helpers!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Laken Humble (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 1
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Villanueva
Nature Hike on the View Point Trail
Villanueva State Park will be recognizing National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1st with a guided hike to the View Point Trail starting at 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center. Bring hat, water and walking shoes. This is a 2.2 mile hike and is considered moderate/difficult.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575-421-2957




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Sunday, June 2
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Sunday, June 2
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Tip Top Bass Club
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 8
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Plants and Wildflowers
Join the park 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 8-Sunday, June 9
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Clayton Lake
Clayton Lake Fishing Derby
Clayton Lake's 19th annual fishing derby, a two day event with cash prizes to be given away for the biggest trout caught. Also many door prizes and two cash prizes and a boat to be given away. There will be a sand dig, a hot dog eating contest, an egg scavenger hunt, horseshoes and a cornhole tournament.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fees
Contact: Mark Funk 575-374-8808




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Saturday, June 8
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Navajo Lake
SJFFF Cookout and Clean-Up
The San Juan Fly Fishing Federation is hosting a cookout and clean up along the San Juan River! Come learn about how these amazing volunteers contribute to the best fly fishing destination in the Southwest! Don't forget your gloves and bring water/sunscreen if planning to help. Don't forget to ask about becoming a member of the SJFFF.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: SJFFF (505) 402-6995




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Saturday, June 8
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Navajo Lake
National Marina Day
National Marina Day is June 8th. Join the Friends of Navajo Lake for a shoreline clean-up from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, they will provide everything you need. Then head out to the Marina for festivities all day long including a fishing contest for kids, free kayaking and paddle boarding, water balloon toss, panning for gold, boat demos, and more. Contact Navajo Lake Marina for more information!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Navajo Lake Marina (505) 632-3245
Navajo Lake Marina



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Saturday, June 8
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on June 8, 2019. 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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331




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Saturday, June 8
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Star Party
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for an evening of night sky viewing.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, June 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
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. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, June 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk to the Rio Grande
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. Aside from the Park Day-Use Fee, there is no additional charge for this walk. The Park Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle exact cash or check (Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed). If you are interested in bringing a group, please contact the Park Instructional Coordinator to get a Group Registration Form.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Visitor Center 505 344-7240




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Saturday, June 8
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Walk to the Rio Grande
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. Aside from the Park Day-Use Fee, there is no additional charge for this walk. The Park Day-Use Fee is $3.00 per vehicle exact cash or check (Friends of the RGNC permit holders and NM State Parks annual permit holders enter free with valid permit displayed). If you are interested in bringing a group, please contact the Park Instructional Coordinator to get a Group Registration Form.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk 505 344-7240




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Saturday, June 8
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Bird Walk
8:30 am Join us for a guided Bird Walk at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. Volunteer Naturalists will lead you as you discover the amazing birds at the park. Bring your binoculars for a close-up view. Participants are asked to whisper during the walk. Meet your guide at the northeast corner of the parking lot, near the viewing wall. Groups, please contact the park. Individual registration is not required. Park day use fee ($3) or display of valid park pass applies. Call for additional information.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, June 8-Sunday, June 9
06:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Duke City Bass Bums
Bass fishing tournament - catch and release
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 8-Sunday, June 9
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Texas Walleye Association
Walleye tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 8
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Villanueva
NM Raptor Live Bird Presentation
Come see live bird presentation and learn facts about their habitat, life styles and wildlife conservation.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Sam Encinias 575 421-2957




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Sunday, June 9
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 10-Thursday, June 13
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids!
Nature Discovery Explore the Nature Center like you have never done before! Follow expert teachers on the back trails to learn the plants and animals in the Park. Nature Discovery for Kids At the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Monday-Thursday Classes from 9:00am-11:30am For Children 5-10 years old Pre-registration is required
Fees: $65 or $58.50
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Tuesday, June 11-Friday, June 14
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
Ute Lake Camp Meeting
The theme for this year's meeting is "Jesus is the Light". This is a non-denominational meeting with preaching, music and singing. There are activities for children of all ages and a choo-choo train ride. 3 meals a day will be provided at no cost. Park fees do apply. The camp meeting will take place June 11th - 16th.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Friday, June 14-Saturday, June 15
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Living Desert
Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will be hosting the annual Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Show in the Visitor Center Friday through Sunday June 14 - 16. The hours for the show are 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. This is a great opportunity to purchase jewelry, fossils, minerals, and other decorative items. There is no fee to come to this show, but regular admission fees apply if you wish to visit the zoo. For more information, call (575) 887-5516.
Fees: VC: Free: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516




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Saturday, June 15
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Living Desert
Full Moon Walk
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park is hosting the first Full Moon Walk of the season on Saturday, June 15th beginning at 8:00 p.m. Stroll through the zoo by the light of the full moon with a guided tour. The guided Full Moon Walk provides a more intimate experience for our visitors and better illuminates the animals. This is a beautiful time to experience the park. The local group, Mariachi Unido, will be performing Mariachi music in the Visitor’s Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. Reservations for the Full Moon Walk are required as space is limited for this event. Please call the park starting Monday, June 10th at (575) 887-5516 to reserve your spot. The Mariachi performance is free; however, regular entrance fees apply to enter the zoo for the walk: 6 and under free, $3 for children 7-12, and $5 for visitors 13 years and up. For more information call the park at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516




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Saturday, June 15
05:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Navajo Lake
Four Corners Bassmasters Tournament
Four Corners Bassmasters will be hosting a tournament on June 15th at Navajo Lake State Park. For information contact David Herrera @ (505) 793-6451 or visit their web-page at https://www.facebook.com/Four-Corners-BassMasters-261132701190120/
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: David Herrera (505) 793-6451
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Saturday, June 15
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
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. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, June 15
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. 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, June 16
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Fishing Tournament
TipTop Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Shawn Fisher 575-868-2270




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Sunday, June 16
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Fishing Tournament
TipTop Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Shawn Fisher 575-868-2270




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Sunday, June 16
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Living Desert
Annual Gem and Mineral Show
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will be hosting the annual Carlsbad Gem and Mineral Show in the Visitor Center Friday through Sunday June 14 - 16. The hours for the show are 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. This is a great opportunity to purchase jewelry, fossils, minerals, and other decorative items. There is no fee to come to this show, but regular admission fees apply if you wish to visit the zoo. For more information, call (575) 887-5516.
Fees: VC: Free: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Allison Leimer 575-887-5516




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Sunday, June 16
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. 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, June 16
05:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Ute Lake
Hereford Bass Club
Bass fishing tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Monday, June 17-Thursday, June 20
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids!
Spineless Safari Students will embark on a science-filled discovery of the many insects and spiders of the Bosque. Nature Discovery for Kids At the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Monday-Thursday Classes from 9:00am-11:30am For Children 5-10 years old Pre-registration is required
Fees: $65 or $58.50
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Friday, June 21-Sunday, June 23
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Bodacious Butterfly Festival
Join us on catch-and-release butterfly walks, get tips on creating butterfly gardens and let the kids try to "survive" a pretend butterfly migration! A schedule of events and locations will be available at the park Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607




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Saturday, June 22
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Solstice Sun Watching
Join us in the park for midsummer solar observing and learn about the park's noon analemma. We will have specially-filtered solar telescopes set-up for you to safely view our nearest star, the sun.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196




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Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Fishing Tournament
Golden Spread Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Shawn Fisher 575-868-2270




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Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Eagle Nest Lake
Paddle It!
Join us for two days of paddling, kayaking, canoeing at Eagle Nest Lake State Park. Races begin at 8:30 a.m. Race pre-registration by phone at 505-603-9985 is recommended. Meet at the north boat ramp. All events end at the Visitor Center. Race Registration Fees: $20 includes "Paddle It" logo ball cap
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: J. Schweitzer 505-603-9985




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Saturday, June 22
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Music & the Stars
Join us for our Monthly Night Sky Program, with two hours of music - Tom Foster Morris ( Folk, Rock, Country), followed by an hour of telescope observation of night sky objects. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to answer questions. Regular $5 per vehicle Day Use Fee or paid camping permit are required.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert Gonzales 575-524-4068




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Saturday, June 22
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Living Desert
Boating Education Course
Get ready for your next boating outing by attending a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved 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. Participants can view more information and register for classes here: www.boatnm.com If you have any questions, please contact Marine Enforcement Officer Amber Martinez at 575-457-2384 or email amberr.martinez@state.nm.us
Fees: Free
Contact: Amber Martinez 575-457-2384




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Saturday, June 22
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Oasis
Blackwater Draw Site Overview
Join staff from Blackwater Draw Site for a presentation at 4 p.m. on June 22, 2019 at the Oasis State Park visitor center. The presentation will give a general overview of archaeology and the history of discoveries at the Blackwater Draw, the site where the ancient Clovis people lived here on the high plains during the last ice age.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Valerie Russ 575-356-5331




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Saturday, June 22
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
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. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, June 22
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. 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 22
08:15 AM - 05:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Boating Safety Course
Boat New Mexico - NASBLA approved 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 after 1/1/1989 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 22
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ute Lake
3D Bow Shoot
3D bow and arrow shoot. Participant will take part in a fun target shoot to test your skills. Targets are placed in some challenging locations. Also take your chance at the money target
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23
06:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Ute Lake
Sun Country Bass
Bass tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Sunday, June 23
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Heron Lake
Basics of Boating Safety
Heron Lake Park Rangers will give an informational course on safe vessel practices. This is NOT a NASBLA approved course. For more information about NASBLA approved courses call toll-free (888) NM-PARKS or visit https://wwwapps.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/BoatingSafetyStudent/
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Sunday, June 23
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. 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 24-Thursday, June 27
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Nature Discovery for Kids!
Raptors Rule Students will learn about the important role that raptors play in the environment. Nature Discovery for Kids At the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Monday-Thursday Classes from 9:00am-11:30am For Children 5-10 years old Pre-registration is required
Fees: $65 or $58.50
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240




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Saturday, June 29-Sunday, June 30
05:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Navajo Lake
Four Corners Bassmasters Tournament
Four Corners Bassmasters will be hosting a tournament at Navajo Lake on June 29th and 30th. For information, call David Herrera @ (505) 793-6451.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: David Herrera (505) 793-6451
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Saturday, June 29
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Oliver Lee
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. We recommend you bring water to drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, June 29
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. 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 29
11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Ute Lake
Prairie Fest
Prairie Fest to include: live raptors, live snakes, etc.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Pat Walsh (575) 445-5607




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Sunday, June 30
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Heron Lake
Forestry Hike
A Ranger led morning hike on Heron Lakes Salmon Run Trail of approximately 2 miles.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Sunday, June 30
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. 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, June 30
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Tip Top Bass Club
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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