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15 Events in October
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Saturday, October 6
08:00 PM - 09:45 PM
Caballo Lake
Star Program
Meet at the Stallion campsite parking lot. Join us for a laser guided tour of the stars and constellations. View distant galaxies and other night sky objects through powerful telescopes as well.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, October 6
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Leasburg Dam
Music & the Stars
Leasburg Dam State Park is an area considered to be a "quality night sky" by astronomers. Come out and join us for a Monthly Night Sky program. Several telescopes will be available for the public to observe planets, stars, nebulae etc. Weather permitting, the observatory and it's 16 inch research grade telescope will also be available for you to look through. Volunteers from the ASLC - Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors with the telescopes and answer questions. Regular Park Day Use or Camping Fees will apply. Tom Foster Morris will perform Country and Rock music from 5:30-7:30pm.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, October 6
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Oliver Lee
The Milky Way
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group host a star party highlighting the early fall evening sky. The Milky Way and the constellations of the Summer Triangle reign supreme. Ever wonder why our galaxy is called the Milky Way? Learn why the Milky Way that we do see represents only a small portion of our galaxy. Dress warmly come early and witness a beautiful Dog Canyon sunset.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, October 6
08:00 PM - 09:45 PM
Percha Dam
Star Program
Meet at the Stallion campsite parking lot. Join us for a laser guided tour of the stars and constellations. View distant galaxies and other night sky objects through powerful telescopes as well.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, October 6-Sunday, October 7
05:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Logan Bass Club Open Tournament
Annual Fishing Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Deanna Osborn 575-403-7453



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Saturday, October 13
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: Park Office 575 588 7470



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Sunday, October 14
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Tip Top Bass Tournament
Tip Top Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Donny McWhirter 806-333-3116



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Sunday, October 14
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Open House at the Pond
Explore the life of the pond with Park Volunteers! The Discovery Pond is rarely open to the public but will be yours to enjoy for three hours. 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, October 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caballo Lake
Whiptail Lizards - the Miracle Moms
Celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day and join us for a presentation on Whiptail lizards - our state reptile. Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Free with valid park pass.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, October 20
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Pancho Villa
13th Annual Pancho's Car Show
The Friends of Pancho Villa State Park will host the 13th Annual Pancho's Car Show at Pancho Villa State Park from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018 with vintage to late model show cars and motorcycles. Enjoy music, food and drink, the park's Exhibit Hall and some of the best show cars and motorcycles in the southwest. Registration forms can be found at www.PanchoVillaStateParkFriendsGroup.org.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: John Read 575-531-2711



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Saturday, October 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Percha Dam
Whiptail Lizards - The Miracle Moms
Celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day and join us for a program on Whiptail lizards - our state reptile. The program will be held at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. The program is free with a valid park permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, October 20
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, October 27
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Leasburg Dam
Monthly Bird ID Walking Tour
Meet Volunteer Guide - CJ Goin at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center at 8am. Be prepared to take an easy to moderate hike and see and learn how to identify various bird species. Over 200 different bird species have been identified and recorded at Leasburg Dam State Park. Fall and Spring Migration are best times to see a wider range of birds. Due to the excellent birding found here - National Audubon has designated this park as an a IBA - Important Birding Area! Event is FREE with paid day use or camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, October 27
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Sugarite Halloween Trail
Sign up your family for this fun, non-scary Halloween Trail event. Kids meet costumed characters like "Black Bear," "Mountain Lion," "Bat," and "Ghost Coal Miner." Children get free activities to take home. The event wraps up with popcorn and apple cider. Space is limited so sign up soon!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607



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Saturday, October 27
07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Ute Lake
2nd Annual Zombie Fun Run
Join the Friends of Ute Lake State Park for a Zombie themed 5K/10K half marathon fun walk/run. Entry fee is $20 (non-refundable). Dressing as a survivor or the infected is optional. Zombie Fun Run will take place on Saturday, October 27th . Meet at the Ute Lake State Park Visitor Center at 7:30 a.m. to register for the Zombie Fun Run! Ages 10 and under are Free! Walk/Run will begin at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds go towards the efforts made by the Friends of Ute Lake to improve the park! Registration forms can be picked up at Ute Lake State Park Visitor Center or at the Logan Municipal School Library. Those who pre-register by October 13th, will receive a t-shirt!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin 575-487-2284



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