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17 Events in May
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Saturday, May 4
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on May 4, 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, May 4
07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Ursa Major: The Big Bear
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring the constellation Ursa Major. Claudius Ptolemy listed the Great Bear as one of the original 48 constellations in the second century AD. Poets such as Homer and Shakespeare mention it in their works and seafarers used as a navigational reference. Contained within Ursa Major is the asterism know as the Big Dipper- and home to many deep sky objects.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284



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Saturday, May 4
05:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Logan Bass Club
Bass tournament - starting at sunrise
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284



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Sunday, May 5
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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Saturday, May 11
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Caballo Lake
MIGRATORY BIRD DAY TOUR
Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with an experienced Audubon member to guide the tour.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, May 11
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Percha Dam
MIGRATORY BIRD DAY TOUR
Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with an experienced Audubon member to guide the tour.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any park staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, May 11
08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Herbfest
HERBFEST offers herbs, wildflowers, and native plants for sale; arts and crafts for sale, and a speaker program. The day will also include guided bird and nature walks, an exciting raffle, crafts for kids, bird ID with the Audubon Society, a biofacts table, and unusual refreshments. The event is free with the the display an annual permit or purchase of $3 day use permit. Cash or check only. Check back in April for the detailed schedule!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Saturday, May 11
05:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Eastern New Mexico Kayak Fishing
Kayak fishing
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284



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Sunday, May 12
08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Herbfest
HERBFEST offers herbs, wildflowers, and native plants for sale; arts and crafts for sale, and a speaker program. The day will also include guided bird and nature walks, an exciting raffle, crafts for kids, bird ID with the Audubon Society, a biofacts table, and unusual refreshments. The event is free with the the display an annual permit or purchase of $3 day use permit. Cash or check only. Check back in April for the detailed schedule!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Front Desk (505)344-7240



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Thursday, May 16-Sunday, May 19
05:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Ute Lake
Colorado TBF State Qualifying Tourn
Bass Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin (575) 487-2284



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Saturday, May 18-Monday, May 20
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Caballo Lake
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK
Caballo Lake State Park is proud to announce that it will be conducting "Courtesy Recreational Boat Safety Inspections" in conjunction with National Boat Safety Week. 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 you may have.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, May 18-Monday, May 20
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Percha Dam
NATIONAL SAFE BOATING WEEK
Caballo Lake State Park is proud to announce that it will be conducting "Courtesy Recreational Boat Safety Inspections" in conjunction with National Boat Safety Week. 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 you may have.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: any staff 575-743-3942



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Saturday, May 18-Sunday, May 19
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sugarite Canyon
World Migratory Bird Day Festival
Ever seen a hawk up close and personal? Or enjoyed doughnuts and coffee while watching several bird species at a nearby bird 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.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: staff 575-445-5607



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Sunday, May 19
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, May 25
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Cerrillos Hills
Amigos Art in the Park
An annual event featuring artists along the Turquoise Trail corridor. The range of work includes art cards & books, ceramics, Cerrillos turquoise, fused glass, jewelry, magnets, metal work, paintings, photography, silk scarves, T-shirts, water colors and wood art. A feast for the eyes in a country setting. Enjoy yummy baked goods by the Amigos.
Fees: donations welcome
Contact: park staff 505-474-0196



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Saturday, May 25-Tuesday, May 28
06:00 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 5754455607



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Wednesday, May 29-Friday, May 31
06:00 AM - 05:00 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 5754455607



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