Recreation & Outdoor Activities
A combination of natural resources; including lakes, hot springs, woodlands, wildlife, climate and millions of acres of public lands and wilderness makes outdoor recreation a big part of the quality of life in Sierra County.
With Elephant Butte State Park at our doorstep and the Gila Wilderness right in our backyard, there are activities to suit residents and visitors of every age and interest year-round. Well-known for our boating, camping, golfing, birding and hiking opportunities, the area offers unlimited possibilities for enjoying the outdoors. Enjoy the four seasons, marvel at the desert landscape, travel by horseback, the seat of a motorcycle, at the wheel of your RV or boat or even your plane.
Elephant Butte State Park
Elephant Butte Lake is the largest and most popular state park in
New Mexico. It has numerous camping and picnicking areas with more than
200 developed campsites and 100 electrical hook-ups for Recreational
Vehicles. In addition, there are comfort stations with showers, nature
trails, dump stations, playgrounds, boat ramps, campsites with shelters
and grills, and concession-run marinas. The Visitor's Center contains
interpretive exhibits of the geology, history, and ecology of the area.
• Boating • Fishing • Water-skiing • House Boat Rentals • Jet Ski & Boat Rentals • Camping • Hiking & Biking Trails • Scuba Diving • Parasailing • Bird-watching
Caballo Lake State Park
Caballo Lake has a surface area of more than 11,500 acres, making
it New Mexico's third largest state park. Surrounded by the rugged Caballo
Mountains, this lake provides ample opportunities for fishing and various
water sports. Relatively quiet and family oriented, the park has several
hiking and biking trails and excellent bird-watching possibilities.
• Boating • Camping • Fishing • Bird-watching
Gila National Forest
The Gila Wilderness was created in June 1924 and consists of 3.3
million acres of publicly owned forest and rangeland. The Continental
Divide meanders for 170 miles through this awesome canyon country, once
the stronghold of Apache warrior Geronimo and his followers. The Cliff
Dwellings National Monument and the Gila Visitor's Center attract thousands
of visitors each year.
• Hiking • Horseback Riding • Rock Climbing • Camping • Scenic Drives • Hunting
400 West 4th St.
Truth or Consequences, NM 87901