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29 Events in June
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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
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-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
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
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-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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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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Saturday, June 15
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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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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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
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
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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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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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
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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