Elephant Butte Lake State Park

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If you’re looking for a delightful place to visit in New Mexico and love the water, look no further than Elephant Butte Lake State Park. This park is located in Elephant Butte, New Mexico. This park can accommodate watercraft of many styles and sizes: kayaks, jet skis, pontoons, sailboats, ski boats, cruisers, and houseboats. The park encouraged you to boat safe and smart and always wear you life jacket. It also features sandy beaches, restrooms, picnic areas, playgrounds, and developed sites with electric and water hook-ups for RV’s.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park is open Thursday-Sunday, 6am-8pm. The two areas open for day use access is Main Area and Rock Canyon.

Water Sports

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Source: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/elephantbuttelakestatepark.html

Water sports are the shining feature of Elephant Butte Lake. If you and your family enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, and even scuba diving, this is the park for you.

  • Boating:
    • Motorized
    • Non-motorized
    • Canoe/Kayak/Board
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Sailing
    • Water Skiing
  • Fishing:
    • Pier
    • Accessible Pier
    • Guides/Outfitters
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming

RV Campsite Features

This park features 173 developed campsites, as well as 8 full hookup sites. Book well in advance so that you can get the space you want. You’ll also appreciate the RV dump station.

  • Campground Facilities:
    • 173 Developed Campsites
    • 144 W+ E Sites
    • 8 W+E+S Full Hookup Sites
    • Water in Campground
    • RV Dump Station
    • Group Campsites


Who doesn’t love a good hike? You don’t go to Elephant Butte to hike, but for those who want to take a break from the water you will appreciate having 15+ miles of trails at their fingertips. For those who enjoy mountain biking you’ll be able to bring your bike along. Accessible trails are great for families and those with disabilities.

Bring your camera along so you can take pictures of the gorgeous sites you will see.

  • Trails:
    • 15 Miles
    • Hiking
    • Mt Biking
    • Interpretive Trails
    • Accessible Trails

Interested in learning more about our selection of RVing? Contact us. We’ll help you find the best RV for your needs and ensure you have the information needed to make the best decision for your family. We can also assist with RV financing, so finding and affording your dream boat or RV has never been easier.