List of New Mexico State Parks
Bluewater Lake State Park Bluewater Lake is situated on the north flank of the Zuni Mountains in the Las Tusas Basin. The reservoir is located in a valley carved in shale and limestone. The latter of which contains snail and brachiopod fossils.
Bottomless Lakes State Park features several small lakes bordered by high red bluffs. The lakes are water filled sinkholes in the local gypsum terrain. Odd geology and water chemistry create homes for unusual plants and animals, like the Pecos Sunflower. Near Roswell, NM
Brantley Lake State Park has a visitor center that includes historical exhibits about the wild west town of Seven Rivers. Brantley Lake State Park is located approx. 12 miles north of Carlsbad NM.
Caballo Lake State Park boasts a full array of water recreation, winter waterfowl watching, and cactus gardens in bloom. Caballo Lake State Park is located 16 miles south of Truth or Consequences, NM.
Cimarron State Park is part of the 33,116-acre Colin Neblett Wildlife Area, the largest wildlife area in the state. Cimarron State Park, Eagle Nest, NM
City of Rocks State Park has monolithic blocks sculpted by wind and water. The rock formations at the park are so unique that they are only known to exist in six other places in the world. Cactus gardens and hiking trails add to this unique destination. City of Rocks State Park is located in Faywood, NM
Clayton Lake State Park has one of the best preserved and most extensive dinosaur tracksites in the United States. Over five hundred dinosaur footprints are preserved. In addition to dinosaur tracks, the park offers wildlife viewing, boating, and trout, catfish and bass fishing opportunities. Clayton Lake State Park is located just outside of Clayton, NM.
Conchas Lake State Park offers water sport activities on one of New Mexico's largest lake. Visitors may discover the fossils of ancient sea creatures. Conchas Lake State Park is 34 miles northwest of Tucumcari, NM
Coyote Creek State Park has the most densely stocked waters in New Mexico and provides excellent fishing. Coyote Creek State Park is nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 17 miles north of Mora, NM
Eagle Nest Lake State Park sits in the scenic Moreno Valley, surrounded by two of the New Mexico's highest peaks, Baldy Mountain and Wheeler Peek. Eagle Nest Lake State Park has abundance of elk, bear, mule deer, turkeys and the State Game and Fish Department regularly stocks Eagle Nest Lake with trout. Eagle Nest Lake State Park is located 32 miles east of Taos near Eagle Nest, NM.
Elephant Butte Lake State Park has the largest and most popular lake in New Mexico. Elephant Butte Reservoir is the largest dam in the state of New Mexico The dam is considered a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Elephant Butte Lake State Park is located approximately 5 miles north of the town of Truth or Consequences, NM.
El Vado Lake State Park has an artificial lake, that covers 3200 acres. El Vado Lake is great for fishing trout and kokanee salmon, including numerous water activities and in winter cross-country skiing is very popular. The area is also great for birdwatching, it is a major wintering ground for bald eagles and other birds. El Vado Lake State Park is located 17 miles southwest of Tierra Amarilla, NM.
Fenton Lake State Park is a popular 35 acre fishing and canoeing lake. Fenton Lake State Park features a cross-country ski and biathlon trail. Fenton Lake State Park is located 33 miles NW of San Ysidro, NM.
Heron Lake State Park features fishing, sailing, hiking and cross-country skiing. Heron Lake has been designated a 5900-acre "quiet lake" where boats operate at no-wake speeds only. Heron Lake State Park is located 11 miles west of Tierra Amarilla, NM.
Hyde Memorial State Park is often used as a base camp for excursion to the surrounding Santa Fe National Forest. In winter sledding, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing are very popular activities in Hyde Memorial State Park, located just 8 miles from Santa Fe, NM.
Leasburg Dam State Park is a quite desert oasis with cactus gardens, several short trails, opportunities for fishing and canoeing in the Rio Grande. Petroglyph tours to archeological sites are held each October. Leasburg Dam State Park is located about 20 miles north of Las Cruces, NM.
Living Desert State Park is an indoor/outdoor living museum also known as Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park is located in Carlsbad, NM.
Manzano Mountains State Park is where you can explore the heart of the Manzano Mountains on foot or horse. Manzano Mountains State Park, nestled in the wooded foothills of the Manzano Mountains is a very popualr park for bird watching. Manzano Mountains State Park is located 16 miles northwest of Mountainair, MN.
Morphy Lake State Park lies on the edge of the Pecos Wilderness, in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The lake is stocked with trout and also is popular for kokanee salmon snagging. Morphy Lake State Park is located seven miles south of Mora, NM.
Navajo Lake State Park is the second largest state park reservoir (15,000- acre) in New Mexico, ideal for houseboating. Evidence of some of the earliest known villages in the Southwest are found in the area. Navajo Lake State Park is located 25 miles east of Bloomfield, NM.
Oasis State Park is a true oasis, set among cottonwood trees, shifting sand dunes, and a small 3-acre fishing lake. Oasis State Park is located 6.5 miles north of Portales, NM.
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park features historical exhibits and a fully restored 19th century ranch house. Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is trailhead for the Dog Canyon National Recreational Trail in the adjacent Lincoln National Forest. Oliver Lee Memorial State Park is located 12 miles south of Alamogordo, NM.
Pancho Villa State Park is where you can TRAVEL THROUGH TIME! At Pancho Villa State Park, several buildings date from the time of Villa痴 raid and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Pancho Villa State Parkis located in Columbus, NM
Percha Dam State Park sits under the shade of tall trees, and is one of the 5 top birding sites in New Mexico. Percha Dam State Park features fishing and hiking on the Rio Grande. Percha Dam State Park is located in Caballo, New Mexico.
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park on the central Rio Grande flyway, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is winter home to Canada geese, sandhill cranes, and various species of ducks. Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is located in Albuquerque, NM
Rockhound State Park is a small park where semi precious stones may be collected. Rockhounding includes quartz crytals, jasper (chalcedony), geodes, agate and opals. The main location is a shallow ravine towards the south edge of the park. Several ghost towns are hidden in remote places up in the mountains and relics from mining activity. Rockhound State Park has two units: the rockhound unit has the campground and visitor center, the Spring Canyon unit has is for day use. Rockhound State Park is located near Deming, NM.
Santa Rosa Lake State Park offers a variety of water recreation. The nearby town of Santa Rosa is famous for its natural sinkhole lakes, where divers from around the country come to learn scuba skills. Santa Rosa Lake State Park is located seven miles north of Santa Rosa, NM.
Storrie State Park is popular for fishing, boating and very popular for wind-surfing boards on the lake. Storrie Lake boasts consistent winds, excellent conditions for sailing and windsurfing. Storrie Lake State Park islocated four miles north of Las Vegas, NM.
Sugarite State Park features heavily wooded mountains and meadows painted with wildflowers and butterflies. Sugarite State Park is located on the Colorado border, near Raton, NM.
Summer Lake State Park The lake is home for many warm water species including walleye, bass, crappie, and channel catfish. nearby is the gravesite of the notorious outlaw, Billy the Kid. Sumner Lake State Park is located near Fort Sumner, NM.
Ute Lake State Park is home to Ute Lake, one of the longest lakes in the New Mexico at nearly 13 miles. Ute Lake State Park is located three miles west of Logan, NM.
Villanueva State Park is a riverside park situated in a canyon of red and yellow sandstone cliffs. A footbridge gives access to trails leading along the river to other sites, including a prehistoric Indian ruin and a cliff-top viewing point. Villanueva State Park is located near Villanueva, NM.
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