New RV Resort at Elephant Butte Lake

New RV Resort at Elephant Butte Lake

Elephant Butte RV ResortYou’ll find the RV Resort just a quarter of a mile from the entrance to Elephant Butte Lake State Park, which contains the largest lake in New Mexico. The Resort is the perfect staging location for planning activities and outings for Spaceport America Tours, Bosque Del Apache Bird Refuge and Ghost Towns.

We have discounts on the daily rates and some weekly and monthly sites have been reduced for the winter.

The Resort has a friendly home like atmosphere. With all the amenities, places of interest to visit and the lake, it’s the perfect place to spend a few days, your vacation, or your life.

Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort (EBLRVR) offers 140 full hook-up sites with big rig, level sites up to 70 feet. 20, 30 and 50 amp service is available. They have daily, weekly or monthly rates, cable TV, covered patio with picnic tables and BBQ grills by the lounges. Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort offers free Wi-Fi.

Elephant Butte RV ResortElephant Butte Lake offers 35,000 surface acres of water available for public use. Elephant Butte Lake has three marinas and Caballo Lake has one marina. Boat rentals of all kinds, such as houseboats, jet skiis, and ski-boats are available at the marinas.

Just minutes from Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort you’ll find: Historic Villages, Hot Mineral Baths, Geronimo springs Museum, Veterans’ Memorial Park & Museum, Pioneer Store Museum and Spaceport America.

Elephant Butte Lake has excellent fishing. Fish for Stripers and other types of Bass, Walleye, Blue Catfish, Sunfish, Bluegill, Crappie and Trout.

You may enjoy exciting water sports: Sailing, Boating, Windsurfing, jet-skiing, Waterskiing, Canoeing, and Swimming.

The New Mexico Spaceport Authority is pleased to offer public tours of Spaceport America. Sun Tours, Inc. provides a three hour journey to the Spaceport. Tours are on Friday, Saturday and Sundays at 9:00am and 1:00pm. Sunday Tour is at 9:00am only. A pick up point is our sister property, Elephant Butte Inn & Spa, across the street from the Resort.

Elephant Butte RV ResortOther local activities include:

  • Hiking and biking
  • Bird watching
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • ATV Trails
  • Ghost towns
  • Gold panning
  • Abandoned cavalry forts
  • Art galleries
  • Indian petroglyphs
  • Boating

The unusual Combination of mild winters, moderate summers and low year-round humidity makes Elephant Butte an ideal place to be. The area experiences four mild seasons and has endless amounts of sunshine!

The BLM Considers a Proposal to Expand the Rocky Mountain Pumice Mine

The BLM Considers a Proposal to Expand the Rocky Mountain Pumice Mine

The proposed project is located about 5.5 miles west of Española along Forest Road 144 and would involve development of pumice on about 380 more acres than are presently being mined on lands owned by CR Minerals.  The existing mine has been in operation since the early 1960’s and was purchased by CR Minerals in 1998. 

While the project involves the phased migration of mining onto adjacent public lands, the current levels of operation and productivity are not expected to change, except for typical, market-driven fluctuations.  The project also includes interim reclamation of mined-out areas not needed for stockpiling.  If approved, operation of the mine could potentially be extended for over 30 years.

The EA is available for review online at  Copies are also available for viewing at the Taos Field Office on 226 Cruz Alta Road.

Mail comments to Brad Higdon, BLM Taos Field Office, 226 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571 or by e-mail to  For more information, call (575) 758-8851.



The Santa Fe National Forest announced is was going to a full closure beginning Thursday, restricting all access to trails and campgrounds except those in the Coyote Ranger District and northern part of the Cuba Ranger District, which will remain under Stage 2 fire restrictions. The Carson National Forest announced closures for all ranger districts except the Jicarilla. The Lincoln National Forest is closed, and there are partial closures in the Cibola and Gila national forests.

Wednesday, Gov. Susanna Martinez declared a state of emergency regarding fireworks use in New Mexico, urging all New Mexican to refrain from buying, selling or using fireworks during the dry fire season. Fireworks bans already are in place on all state and federal lands and most county and city properties.

State Game Commission land closures and restrictions usually coincide with those imposed by bordering national forest, state and other federal lands. They include:

  • Pecos Canyon: All Commission-owned camping and fishing areas, including Monastery Lake and the Bert Clancy, Terrero, Mora and Jamie Koch camping and fishing areas are closed to public entry.
  • Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Area: The entire area along the Middle Rio Grande bosque composed of Bernardo Waterfowl Area, Belen Waterfowl Area and La Joya Waterfowl Area are closed to public entry.
  • Fenton Lake State Park: The park in the Jemez Mountains is closed to public entry.
  • William S. Huey Wildlife Area: The area north of Artesia is closed to public entry.
  • Rio Chama Wildlife Area: The fishing, camping, hiking and horseback-riding area near Chama is closed to public entry.
  • Humphries Wildlife Area: The hiking and horseback-riding area near Chama is closed to public entry.
  • Sargent Wildlife Area: The fishing, hiking and horseback-riding area near Chama will be open beginning July 1 under Stage 2 fire restrictions – no campfires, no charcoal fires, no smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, no chainsaws, no internal or external combustion engine with a spark arresting device, no welding, no off-highway vehicles.
  • Cimarron Canyon State Park and Colin Neblett Wildlife Area: The state park campgrounds and fishing areas, and all trails in the wildlife area near Eagle Nest are closed to public entry.
  • Urraca Wildlife Area: The area north of Questa is closed to public entry.
  • Barker Wildlife Area: The area northwest of Cimarron is closed to public entry.
  • Red River Fish Hatchery: The campground and parking area are closed.
  • Rio de los Pinos Fishing Area: The area northwest of Tres Piedras is closed to public entry.

For more information about fire restrictions and closures on U.S. Forest Service lands and other public and private