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Saturday, September 1
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
Line Dance Lessons at the Park
Come join us at the Visitor Center for a boot'scooting evening learning to line-dance with Park Volunteer Marsha. No skill or experience needed, wear comfortable shoes, feel free to bring a (non-alcoholic) drink.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, September 1
09:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Heron Lake
Saturday Morning Nature Walk
Join our Park Naturalist for a nature walk through the trails of Heron Lake. Hikes are tailored to the abilities of the group and all ages are welcomed. Other hike times are available on prior request. All hikes start at the Visitor Center.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, September 1
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Heron Lake
Coffee with a Camp Host
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee with our camp host as well as homemade muffins (while they last!)at the Visitor Center. Find out about the local area & weekend events as well as swapping fishing stories with our camp hosts.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, September 1
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Sunday, September 2
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
Sunday Night Movie @ Visitor Center
Come join us at the Visitor Center for a relaxing evening watching family friendly movies on Saturday evening. Chairs are available, or bring blankets and pillows for the kids to camp out on. We will serve popcorn, bring a (non-alcoholic) drink. This week’s animated movie will be "Chicken Run"
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Sunday, September 2
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Heron Lake
Nature Inspired Art
Weekly art activities based on nature themes. “Paper Stained Glass,” bird & butterfly mobiles, paper making and much more. Have fun and create a memory of Heron Lake to take home with you! Check at the Visitor Center for the weekly program schedule. All programs are at the Visitor Center Great Room. All ages welcome.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Monday, September 3
07:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Heron Lake
Carp Derby At Heron Lake
A series of Carp Derby contests will be held at Heron Lake this summer. Teams of two will compete for Cash Prizes for the total weight of carp caught. To take part in the contest, you must register between 8 to 9 A.M on the day of the derby at the Ridge Rock parking lot adjacent to the Heron Lake Dam. ($5.00 per person for contest entry in addition to park entry or camping fees) Fishing may take place at either Heron Lake or El Vado Lake, weigh-in will be at the Ridge Rock parking lot between the hours of 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. Carp may be taken by hook only. Final weigh-in at 3 P.M. NO EXCEPTIONS You must be present at the weigh-in to win.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Rob Smith 575 588 7470



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Saturday, October 13
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Boating Safety Education Courses
This free course provides students the opportunity to interact with an experienced boating instructor. All motorboat, personal watercraft and sailboat operators born on or after January 1, 1989, must complete a boating safety course to operate on New Mexico waters. (This means operators - even those 13 years and younger being supervised by an adult on board.) Students must score 80 percent on the closed book exam to receive their Boater Education Card. For information or reservations, call (575) 588-7470- ask for Officer Sedillo.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Office 575 588 7470



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Saturday, November 17
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Boating Safety Education Courses
This free course provides students the opportunity to interact with an experienced boating instructor. All motorboat, personal watercraft and sailboat operators born on or after January 1, 1989, must complete a boating safety course to operate on New Mexico waters. (This means operators - even those 13 years and younger being supervised by an adult on board.) Students must score 80 percent on the closed book exam to receive their Boater Education Card. For information or reservations, call (575) 588-7470- ask for Officer Sedillo.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Office 575 588 7470



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Saturday, December 8
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Boating Safety Education Courses
This free course provides students the opportunity to interact with an experienced boating instructor. All motorboat, personal watercraft and sailboat operators born on or after January 1, 1989, must complete a boating safety course to operate on New Mexico waters. (This means operators - even those 13 years and younger being supervised by an adult on board.) Students must score 80 percent on the closed book exam to receive their Boater Education Card. For information or reservations, call (575) 588-7470- ask for Officer Sedillo.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Park Office 575 588 7470



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