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12 Events in for the next 12 months at Heron Lake
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Friday, July 5-Sunday, July 7
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
3D Archery Tournament
Outdoor Assassin's is hosting their 6th annual 3D Archery Tournament July 5th, 6th and 7th. Please visit their facebook page for registration and event information, or contact Bert Montoya (505) 310-2961 or Dominic Sauer (505) 920-4321. https://www.facebook.com/Outdoor-Assassins-3D-135518996556260/ This is a high visitation weekend. Check reserveamerica.com for campsite availability or arrive early in the week for the best chance at first come first serve campsites.
Fees: Standard State Park Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Saturday, July 6
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Heron Lake
Carp Derby
Come try your luck at catching the most carp by weight and win a cash prize. July 6th from 8 am until 3 pm. Fishing will be permitted at both Heron and El Vado lakes. For official rules contact the park office. Prizes will be awarded for total weight. Cash prizes of $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. Heron Lake 575-588-7470 Sponsored by the Friends of Heron and El Vado State Parks.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Office 575-588-7470




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Saturday, July 13
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Paddle Power Fun
Come out to the park and enjoy a free paddle sport demo with the Friends of Heron and El Vado and Koyote Kayaks. Tryo out sit on top Kayaks and Paddle boards. Lots of fun in the sun. See you on July 13th beginning at 8 am until 12 pm.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Office 575-588-7470




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Saturday, July 20
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Heron Lake
Osprey Viewing
We are inviting you to visit and watch recently hatched Osprey as they practice flying and begin to venture out of ht their nest on their own. Three viewing stations equipped with spotting scopes and binoculars will be set up beginning at 10 am lasting until 2 pm. Locations will be determined based on bird activity. Pleas contact the park office for more information. 575-588-7470 Event sponsored by the Friends of Heron and EL Vado lakes.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Office 575-588-7470




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Saturday, August 3
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Heron Lake
Carp Derby
Come try your luck at catching the most carp by weight and win a cash prize. August 3rd from 8 am until 3 pm. Fishing will be permitted at both Heron and El Vado lakes. For official rules contact the park office. Prizes will be awarded for total weight. Cash prizes of $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. Heron Lake 575-588-7470 Sponsored by the Friends of Heron and El Vado State Parks.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Office 575-588-7470




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Saturday, August 10
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Heron Lake
Educational Snake Program
Please join us as Chris Judson presents on our scaly friends, Snakes!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Sunday, August 11
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Heron Lake
Basics of Boating Safety
Heron Lake Park Rangers will give an informational course on safe vessel practices. This is NOT a NASBLA approved course. For more information about NASBLA approved courses call toll-free (888) NM-PARKS or visit https://wwwapps.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/BoatingSafetyStudent/
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Saturday, August 17
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Heron Lake
Work Party
Bring your gloves, wheel barrows and shovels to help with trail maintenance along the Blanco bypass and west overlook portions of the trail. 8 am until 1 pm. Cook out following at 1:30 pm until ??? See you then. Sponsored by the Friends of Heron and El Vado.
Fees: Waived
Contact: Office 575-588-7470




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Saturday, August 24
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Heron Lake
Educational Bat Program
Please join us as Chris Judson presents on our hairy airborne buddies, Bats!
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Sunday, September 1
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Heron Lake
Forestry Hike
A Ranger led morning hike on Heron Lakes East Meadow Trail of approximately 2.5 miles in length.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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Sunday, September 1
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Heron Lake
Carp Derby
Come try your luck at catching the most carp by weight and win a cash prize. September 1st from 8 am until 3 pm. Fishing will be permitted at both Heron and El Vado lakes. For official rules contact the park office. Prizes will be awarded for total weight. Cash prizes of $100 for 1st, $75 for 2nd and $50 for 3rd. Heron Lake 575-588-7470 Sponsored by the Friends of Heron and El Vado State Parks.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Office 575-588-7470




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Saturday, September 7
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Heron Lake
New Mexico Pueblo's Program
Heron Lake Visitor Center will host a presentation from Chris Judson on the history of some Pueblos within New Mexico.
Fees: Regular Entrance Fee
Contact: Heron Park Staff 575-588-7470




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