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Saturday, March 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Hike
Come out and stretch your legs on this volunteer-led, guided hike through the hills.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Sunday, March 4
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Geology Hike
Learn to decode the ancient past through the eyes of a geologist. Local rockhound Scott Renbarger will be your guide.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Wednesday, March 7
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Onate the Spanish Conquerer-Neither
Meet Park Ranger Alex Mares, at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center and find out little known facts about the often glamorized and sometimes demonized historical figure of Don Juan de Onate. Come ready to have common misinformation, myth and legend disproven and debunked. Also, hear a Native American perspective on the legacy concerning this larger than life New Mexican. This will also be a 1.5mi easy to moderate hike. Bring at least 2qts. of water per person and good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per car admission fee. Event is free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Friday, March 9
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Star Party
Explore the night sky above the park. Catch the green laser guided tour of bright stars and constellations and catch close-up views of star clusters, nebulae and distant galaxies through telescopes.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, March 10
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Pancho Villa
15th Annual Camp Furlong Day
Experience the commemoration of the 102nd anniversary of Villa's raid on Columbus, NM in 1916. Enjoy historic presentations by special guest speakers at the park's Rec Hall building. Watch the Cabalgata Binacional horse riders from Mexico ride into town joined by American riders. Enjoy food and festivities in the Village Plaza. Call the park for more info at 575-531-2711.
Fees: Regular Fees Apply
Contact: John Read 575-531-2711



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Friday, March 16
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Ute Lake
New Mexico Boating Basics Class
8 Hour FREE Class 2 for 1 Camping Pass at any New Mexico State Park for Passing Students. Can Call 575-487-2284 to register or sign-up at Logan School Office, 301 N. 2nd Street, Logan, NM.
Fees: Free
Contact: Laken Humble 575-487-2284



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Saturday, March 17
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Oliver Lee
Mini-Messier Marathon
Charles Messier was a French astronomer around the time of the American Revolution. Comets were all the rage and Mr. Messier was out to build a catalog of objects in the sky that were not comets. Today we find these are some of the most interesting things to look at in the sky. Spring is the season when you can see all the Messier objects. Join us at the Oliver Lee Memorial State Park group shelter and the Alamogordo Astronomy Group will present a tour of some of the Messier catalog. Come early and catch a view of our nearest star through solar telescopes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Wednesday, March 21
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Leasburg Dam
Onate-Neither Spaniard or Conquerer
Meet Park Ranger Alex Mares, at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center and find out little known facts about the often glamorized and sometimes demonized historical figure of Don Juan de Onate. Come ready to have common misinformation, myth and legend disproven and debunked. Also, hear a Native American perspective on the legacy concerning this larger than life New Mexican. This will also be a 1.5mi easy to moderate hike. Bring at least 2qts. of water per person and good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per car admission fee. Event is free with paid camping permit.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Alex Mares 575-524-4068



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Friday, March 23
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Twilight Hike
The air cools, the wind stills, and the land grows quiet. Experience a splash of color at sunset and welcome nightrise on this guided hike.
Fees: $5 per vehicle
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, March 31
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caballo Lake
RATTLESNAKES !
Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. It's "National Hug-a-Rattlesnake Day" on April 1st - so join us for a rattlesnake presentation on the myths and facts of this misunderstood reptile.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, March 31
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Percha Dam
RATTLESNAKES !
Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. It's "National Hug-a-Rattlesnake Day" on April 1st - so join us for a rattlesnake presentation on the myths and facts of this misunderstood reptile.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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