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11 Events in June
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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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Saturday, June 6
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
Enchanted Evenings
Enchanted Evenings at Bottomless Lakes State Park will feature Water Safety and Boating Education presented by Marine Enforcement Officer Amber Martinez and Scott Chalmers, Boating Safety Coordinator. 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, June 6
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Kayak Tour
Join us for a Kayak Tour along Lake Maloya's water trail at Sugarite Canyon State Park. Park Superintendent Robert "Mac" McIvor will lead this adventure to celebrate National Trails Day. Participants must be at least 14 years old and bring their own kayak and Coast Guard-approved life jacket. All skill levels are welcome. After the tour, participants will gather at the park Visitor Center for a hamburger/hot dog lunch provided by the Friends of Sugarite. For more information on National Trails Day, go to: https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Robert McIvor 575-445-5607




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Saturday, June 13
08:00 AM - 05:00 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, June 13
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on June 13, 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, June 13
04:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Ute Lake
New Mexico Bass Team Trail
Bass fishing tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284




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Saturday, June 20
08:00 PM - 10:00 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, June 20
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, June 27
08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Bottomless Lakes
Enchanted Evenings
Enchanted Evenings at Bottomless Lakes State Park will highlight Boating Education presented by Scott Chalmers, Boating Safety Coordinator. 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, June 27-Sunday, June 28
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
Bodacious Butterfly Festival
Have you ever had a butterfly perched on your nose? Come explore the world of butterflies at this annual event at Sugarite Canyon State Park. Activities will include butterfly walks and fun stuff for kids.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607




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Sunday, June 28
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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