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Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Adaptive Sports Program
The Disabled Veterans' Water Sports Clinic & Adaptive Water Sports Clinic for warriors in transition and members of 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: Jason Cline 5055019777



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Friday, June 1
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 1-Sunday, June 3
06:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Sugarite Fishing Derby
Register for this nine-day fishing derby and get a chance at winning a boat or up to $1,000 in cash! Registration is $10 a person. All registrants have a chance at the boat. Anglers who catch a tagged fish get a shot at the cash. Daily door prizes are awarded. This event takes place at Lake Maloya in Sugarite Canyon State Park, and includes a free kids' derby on Sat. June 2.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607



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Saturday, June 2
07:30 AM - 07:30 PM
Caballo Lake
FREE FISH DAY
Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with friends and family that includes a free fish day on Saturday - June 2nd!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, June 2
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 2
06:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Kayak Fishing
Kay Fishing
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Philip Gonzales 575-309-6972



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Saturday, June 2
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 campout on. We will serve popcorn, bring a (non-alcoholic) drink. This week’s animated movie will be "Chicken Run"
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, 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 2
09:30 AM - 10:45 PM
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 2
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 2
07:30 AM - 07:30 PM
Percha Dam
FREE FISH DAY
Celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week with friends and family that includes a free fish day on Saturday - June 2nd!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, June 2
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Migratory Bird Day
This celebration of migratory birds includes a live hawk presentation, a demonstration of hummingbird banding, a bird walk for beginners, and an "Early Bird Special" with homemade cinnamon rolls to watch birds at the feeders!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607



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Sunday, June 3
05:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Socorro Bass Club
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Socorro Bass 5052521429



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Sunday, 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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Friday, June 8
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 9
09:30 PM - 11:00 PM
City of Rocks
Star Party
Come out and join City of Rocks for the monthly Star Party. program begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 11:00 PM. Saturn rises before program ends. Jupiter is well up. The summer Milky is rising in the east.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Gabriel Medrano 575-536-2800



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Saturday, June 9-Sunday, June 10
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Clayton Lake
Annual Trout Derby
Join us for the Annual Trout Derby with cash prizes awarded for biggest catches and four grand prize drawings. There will be a Dinosaur egg hunt for the kids with candy and cash prizes, a hot dog eating contest, horseshoe tournament, and other fun events throughout the day! Bring the entire family for a fun day out at Clayton Lake State Park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Mark Funk 575-374-8808



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Saturday, June 9-Sunday, June 10
05:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Duke City Bass
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Joseph Weber 505-328-1891



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Saturday, June 9-Sunday, June 10
04:15 AM - 03:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Golden Spread Bass Masters
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Leonard Eastepp 806-236-2581



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Saturday, June 9
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 9
09:30 AM - 10:45 PM
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 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: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, June 9
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 Park Volunteer Marsha. No skill or experience needed, wear comfortable shoes, feel free to bring a (non-alcoholic) drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, June 9
06:30 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. Genre and musical performer TBA closer to date.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Saturday, June 9
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join park staff and the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on June 9, 2018. 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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Sunday, June 10-Wednesday, June 13
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Sand Castle Competition
Enter to win great prizes in our "Butte-I-Full" sandcastle competition. Entry form and complete detail list: ElephantButteAdventures.com
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Elephant Butte State Park 5757445923



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Sunday, June 10
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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Thursday, June 14-Sunday, June 17
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Sand Castle Competition
Enter to win great prizes in our "Butte-I-Ful" sandcastle competition. Entry form and complete detail list: ElephantButteAdventures.com
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Elephant Butte State Park 5757445923



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Friday, June 15
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 16
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.
Fees: donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, June 16
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 16
09:30 AM - 10:45 PM
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 16
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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 16
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Scorpions and Coconut Trees
Orion the Hunter once boasted that he could kill all the animals of Earth. Juno, the wife of Jupiter, placed a scorpion on a path Orion frequented which stung and nearly killed him. To keep the peace, Jupiter vanquished both to the heavens in opposite skies so they can never meet again. The Orion constellation has set for the season, so the constellation Scorpius now rules the skies. South Pacific islands do not have scorpions so they saw the constellation as a coconut tree swaying in the wind. Which do you see? Come glimpse atmospheric bands on the planet Jupiter and star clusters in Scorpio, along with the latest findings from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Sunday, June 17
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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Monday, June 18
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 park to include shoreline and a sticker round-up throughout park.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Laken Humble 575-487-2284



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Friday, June 22
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Heron Lake
Live Raptors
Come see live raptors at the Heron Lake Visitor Center. NM Raptors and Laura McCann will answer all your raptor questions. Fun and educational for all park visitors.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Anthony Marquez 575-588-7470



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Friday, June 22
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 22-Sunday, June 24
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Bodacious Butterfly Festival
Come practice the martial art of catching butterflies at Sugarite Canyon State Park! The park is home to an amazing variety of these wonderful creatures. Join us for free guacamole in a celebration of pollinators. Walk our beautiful trails and explore butterfly behavior with experts Steve Cary of New Mexico and Mark Yaeger of Colorado. PLEASE NOTE: This is a 3-day event. Friday, June 22nd festivities begin at 7pm-8pm. Saturday, June 23rd, festivities begin at 9 am- 9pm; and Sunday, June 24th from 9am-3pm.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607



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Saturday, June 23-Sunday, June 24
05:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Bass Tournament
Denver Bassmasters, 15 boats participating.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Jeremiah 303-944-6947



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Saturday, June 23
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 23
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 23
07:00 PM - 08:30 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 23
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 Park Volunteer 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 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heron Lake
Live Raptors
Come see live raptors at the Heron Lake Visitor Center. NM Raptors and Laura McCann will answer all your raptor questions. Fun and educational for all park visitors.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Anthony Marquez 575-588-7470



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Sunday, June 24
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 29-Sunday, July 1
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Caballo Lake
OPERATION DRY WATER
TAKE THE PLEDGE! Pledge to never boat impaired and help put an end to boating under the influence. In recognition and awareness to boating responsibly, Caballo Lake State Park is proud to announce that it will be conducting "Courtesy Recreational Boating Safety Inspections". Inspections will take place in the upper parking lot in route to the boat ramp. Staff will be on site to answer any boating or park questions visitors may have.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Friday, June 29
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 29-Sunday, July 1
07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Percha Dam
OPERATION DRY WATER
TAKE THE PLEDGE! Pledge to never boat impaired and help put an end to boating under the influence. In recognition and awareness to boating responsibly, Caballo Lake State Park is proud to announce that it will be conducting "Courtesy Recreational Boating Safety Inspections". Inspections will take place in the upper parking lot in route to the boat ramp. Staff will be on site to answer any boating or park questions visitors may have.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Friday, June 29
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ute Lake
Solar Astronomy
Pat Walsh- Interpretive Program Solar Astronomy or Wildlife Night Sky Tour (clear sky only)
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Pat Walsh 575-445-5607



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Saturday, June 30
02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Galisteo Basin & Cerrillos Hills
Guest presenter, Paul Secord will share seldom seen images from the new book he co-authored with Homer Milford; The Galisteo Basin and Cerrillos Hills. Get a peek at life during the Territorial mining period as Paul reveals the stories, people and history depicted in these old photos.
Fees: donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, June 30
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Solar or Wildlife Program
Solar or Wildlife Program
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Pat Walsh 575-868-2270



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Saturday, June 30
09:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
Watch the biggest fireworks show in New Mexico reflected on the waters of Elephant Butte Lake State Park on Saturday, June 30th. Show begins at dusk launching from Rattlesnake Island. Cost: park fees waived after 6 pm the night of the show Rain date: July 1.
Fees: Fees waived for event
Contact: Elephant Butte State Park 5757445923



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Saturday, June 30
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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 30
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 campout on. We will serve popcorn, bring a (non-alcoholic) drink. This week’s animated movie will be "Charlotte's Web
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, June 30
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 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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Saturday, June 30
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Ute Lake
4th of July Celebration
Annual 4th of July Fireworks Diplay
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin 575-487-2284



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