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Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte NM

Camped at Site 31, South Monticello Point, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte NM, March 30, 2009
Camped at Site 31, South Monticello Point, Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte NM, March 30, 2009

Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Elephant Butte NM

Elephant Butte Lake State Park is located on the shore of New Mexico's largest lake a few miles north of Truth or Consequences NM.

The Elephant Butte Lake State Park website says:

The largest and most popular lake in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake State Park provides a setting for every imaginable water sport. The visitor center offers regional interpretive exhibits. The mild climate of the area makes this park a popular year-round destination.

Elephant Butte Reservoir, created by a dam constructed in 1916 across the Rio Grande, is 40 miles long with more than 200 miles of shoreline. Although constructed to provide for irrigation and flood control, the lake is New Mexico’s premier water recreation facility. A wide variety of water sports are available at the lake, with fishing being one of the most popular. The mild climate of the area makes this park a popular year-round destination.

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Silence

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.

Dr. Martin Luther King

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