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“RVing @ Elephant Butte State Park”

Elephant Butte Lake State Park
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We camp in Elephant Butte State Park in one of the 144 RV sites with electricity, water and covered pavilion with picnic table and bbq grill for 4 nights. The restrooms nearby are well maintained, hot showers and vault toilets. Free dump stations are nearby the entrance to the camp site area. The lake is absolutely beautiful with 15 miles of walking and biking trails. On one of the days we were there, the wind was calm and the lake had numerous sail boats out. There is a marina with boat rentals available. I didn't fish but walked along the lake shore and chatted with several that were doing well. The scenery can only be described as beautiful. Whether you are camping or just out for a day trip, this is a great place to spend the day/s.

4  Thank bonaventure
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I stayed at the Paseo del Rio campground. It is between T or C and the Elephant Butte Dam. In fact, you can see the dam from the campground.

The campground is along and above the Rio Grande. Each campsite has a covered shade pavilion and a picnic table. Each also has a fire pit or bar-b-que pit, but on the second day I was there, a park worker covered them all in plastic, I guess due to fire restrictions.

Each campsite costs $10 per night. As far as I could see, there is no electric or water hookups. I think the day use fee is $5 per car.

There are restrooms with flush toilets near the entrance of the park. There is a shower in the women's restroom, but I'm not sure if it has hot water. I did not try to take a shower. At the other end of the campground, near the day use area, there is a pit toilet.

There is a one mile loop trail around the park that takes you along the river and near the old fish hatchery. The old ponds from the fish hatchery are full of water now (kind of amazing to see in New Mexico), so there are lots of birds flying around this campground.

The campground is very dark and quiet at night. There is not a lot of traffic on the road leading to dam, so not a lot of car noise day or night.

This is a nice place to camp if you don't need a lot of amenities.

4  Thank Blaize S
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

There is a great walking trail from Monticello to Hot Springs Landings. The facilities are well maintained and very clean. The park staff, volunteers and camp hosts work very hard to keep everything nice. The lake is down but still room to enjoy the water in your choice of water sports. Plenty of things to do in the area, such as antiquing, visiting ghost towns, ATVing etc.

Thank Stevi C
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

I had a wonderful time at the park. It was clean, well maintained and the lake was beautiful. Even though we didnt catch any fish, it was relaxing to boat the lake. It was so peaceful and quiet. Other boaters were respectful. The sunsets are beautiful at night.

Thank Tammy L
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The dogs loved being able to run around and swim in the middle of a desert. Fabulous park! We spent three afternoons here while visiting the area. The campground facilities looked wonderful. One day was super windy - but we had a great time.

1  Thank Karen H
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