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20 Events in July
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Friday, July 5-Sunday, July 7
08:00 AM - 05:00 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, July 5-Sunday, July 7
08:00 AM - 05:00 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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Saturday, July 6
09:15 PM - 11:30 PM
Elephant Butte Lake
Firework Extravaganza
Come see the Biggest Firework Show in New Mexico! Bring your blankets, chairs and coolers for a magical night under the stars and sparks!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Harrison 915-526-9078




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Saturday, July 6
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Oasis
Star Party
Join the Clovis Astronomy Club for a night of star gazing on July 6, 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, July 6
08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Oliver Lee
Jupiter & Its Moons
Join Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Amateur Astronomers Group for a star party featuring the king of the planets-Jupiter. To ancient Babylonians, the object represented their god Marduk; the Greeks visualized it as Zeus. Galileo would launch modern astronomy in 1610 with his telescopic observations and the discovery of its system of moons. Learn why NASA and the ESA are targeting the planet and its moons with robotic spacecraft launching in the 2020's. Scorpio is prominent to the south and a four day-old waxing crescent Moon graces the western sky.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Kate German (575) 437-8284




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Saturday, July 6
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Ute Lake
Annual 4th of July Celebration
Fire Works Display
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rick Martin 575-487-2284




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Monday, July 8
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Living Desert
Zoo Camp
Friends of the Living Desert will once again sponsor Zoo Camp at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. The theme this year is “Birds.” The camp is for children who have completed 1st – 6th grades. Zoo Camp will be held Monday – Friday, July 8 - 12 or July 15 - 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The fee is $45 per child or $35 for children of Friends of Living Desert members (Family or Grandparent members). Zoo camp includes songs, crafts, activities, zoo exploration, guest speakers, and more! Registration begins May 15. Space is very limited, so register your child as soon as possible. For more information or to register, please call Sandra Cosand or Allison Leimer at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Friends: $35, Non-Friends: $45
Contact: Allison Leimer (575) 887-5516




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Saturday, July 13
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Caballo Lake
OUR RATTLESNAKE FRIEND
Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. It is World Snake Day this month - 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, July 13
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Conchas Lake
Fishing Tournament
Melrose Senior Center Fishing Tournament
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Shawn Fisher 575-868-2270




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Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Eagle Nest Lake
Girl Scouts Love NM State Parks!
Eagle Nest Lake will present a variety of fun events including a guided nature walk, learn to camp demo, build galileoscope and a moon landing program! Stay overnight and enjoy night sky viewing and campfire stories.
Fees: Waived
Contact: Lee Ferguson 575-377-1594
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Saturday, July 13-Sunday, July 14
08:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fenton Lake
Girl Scouts Love NM State Parks
Come learn archery and experience a fishing rodeo! Programs will also include water and wilderness survival, paddling safety and astronomy. Then, identify flowers, birds and insects on a guided nature hike.Camp together and be enchanted!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Josh 575-829-3630
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Saturday, July 13
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Percha Dam
OUR RATTLESNAKE FRIEND
Meet at the Percha Dam State Park Visitor Center. It is World Snake Day this month - 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, July 13
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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Sunday, July 14
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Rio Grande Nature Ctr.
Girl Scouts Love NM State Parks!
Take a guided walk through the Bosque and at the Discovery Pond. Spot and identify the birds who live here and come close to raptors from Wildlife Rescue. Guides will lead various educational nature activities in the afternoon.
Fees: Waived
Contact: Heather MacCurdy 505-344-7240
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Monday, July 15
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Heron Lake
New Mexico Raptors
Laura McCann with New Mexico Raptors, Inc will be presenting at Heron Lake State Park on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th. Come see live birds of prey native to the state of New Mexico!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Monday, July 15
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Living Desert
Zoo Camp
Friends of the Living Desert will once again sponsor Zoo Camp at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. The theme this year is “Birds.” The camp is for children who have completed 1st – 6th grades. Zoo Camp will be held Monday – Friday, July 8 - 12 or July 15 - 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The fee is $45 per child or $35 for children of Friends of Living Desert members (Family or Grandparent members). Zoo camp includes songs, crafts, activities, zoo exploration, guest speakers, and more! Registration begins May 15. Space is very limited, so register your child as soon as possible. For more information or to register, please call Sandra Cosand or Allison Leimer at (575) 887-5516.
Fees: Friends: $35, Non-Friends: $45
Contact: Allison Leimer (575) 887-5516




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Tuesday, July 16
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Heron Lake
New Mexico Raptors
Laura McCann with New Mexico Raptors, Inc will be presenting at Heron Lake State Park on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th. Come see live birds of prey native to the state of New Mexico!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Saturday, July 20
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, July 20
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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Saturday, July 20
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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