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22 Events in May
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Saturday, May 2
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clayton Lake
Adventure Through the Ages
Join us for “Adventure Through the Ages” a community event celebrating the re-naming of Clayton Lake State Park and Dinosaur Trackways on Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be food, exhibits, a dinosaur egg dig for kids, and much, much more!
Fees: Regular Fees Apply
Contact: Mark Funk 575-374-8808




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Saturday, May 2
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on May 2, 2020. 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, May 2
10:00 AM - 11:30 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, May 2
05:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Logan Bass Club
Bass tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Sunday, May 3
10:00 AM - 11:30 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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Wednesday, May 6
10:00 AM - 11:30 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, May 9
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cimarron Canyon
28th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
Join us at the Gravel Pit Lakes, Maverick Campground for the 28th Annual Kids Fishing Derby! Prizes will be awarded for 1st prize in each category. Kids ages 3-11 are welcome! All entrants must be registered on a bona-fide entry form. Kids can register the day of event. Children must be 3-11 years old. The children may be assisted in casting their lines; however, they must reel in their own fish and may only use one pole. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times. Limit of 5 trout per child. Once they obtain his/her limit they are not allowed to continue to fish for the remainder of the day. There is no fee for kids to enter the Fishing Derby. A regular $5 day use fee applies to enter the Park. For more information, contact the Park office at 575-377-6271.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Lee Ferguson 575-377-6271




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Saturday, May 9
10:00 AM - 11:30 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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Wednesday, May 13
10:00 AM - 11:30 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, May 16
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
New Mexico Boating Basics Course
Ranger led 8 hour Boating Safety Course offered by the New Mexico State Parks Division. Students can register at www.boatnm.com for the course of their choice.
Fees: Free to Registered Participant
Contact: Park Office 575-744-5998




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Saturday, May 16
10:00 AM - 11:30 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, May 16
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
World Migratory Bird Day Festival
Ever seen a live hawk up close and personal? Or enjoyed doughnuts and coffee while getting great close-focus views of birds at a nearby feeder? Or taken part in an easy walk for beginning birders? These experiences will be on hand for the World Migratory Bird Day Festival at Sugarite Canyon State Park. A schedule of event times and locations will be available at the park Visitor Center, or call the park or details.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607




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Sunday, May 17
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Tip Top Bass
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Wednesday, May 20
10:00 AM - 11:30 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, May 23
10:00 AM - 11:30 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, May 23
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oliver Lee
The Twins & Beehive
The constellation of Gemini was one of the original 22 constellations charted by the astronomer Claudius Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD. The stars Castor and Pollux represent the heads of the twins. The Beehive Cluster (M44) lies above the twins and is one of the largest open clusters to Earth. Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for stories of the stars and views of deep sky objects.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Wednesday, May 27
10:00 AM - 11:30 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, May 30
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
Enchanted Evenings
Enchanted Evenings at Bottomless Lakes State Park. Events will take place at the Historic Lea Lake Pavilion. Learn a wide variety of topics such as how the Bottomless Lakes were formed, Reptiles, Boating safety, and much more. Park Rangers and volunteers will present an educational information to the public. Please contact the park office at 575-988-3638 for questions.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jon McGary 575-988-3638




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Saturday, May 30
03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
Heron Lake
Live NM Raptors
Heron Lake will be hosting a live Raptors of New Mexico presentation courtesy of New Mexico Raptors, Inc. Come camp at Heron Lake and enjoy this live bird experience offered in our Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Ranger on duty 5755887470




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Saturday, May 30
10:00 AM - 11:30 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, May 30-Sunday, June 7
05:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Sugarite Fishing Derby
The Sugarite Fishing Derby is a nine-day fishing extravaganza at Sugarite Canyon State Park! The derby starts at dawn on Saturday, May 30, and ends at noon on Sunday, June 7. 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 free Kids' Derby on Saturday, June 6, put on by the Raton Kiwanis club.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607




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Sunday, May 31
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Tip Top Bass
Bass tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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