2012 - 2020  Media Releases


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Public Relations Coordinator Christina Cordova at 505-476-3363 or e-mail christina.cordova@state.nm.us
or EMNRD Public Information Officer Susan Torres at 505-476-3226 or e-mail susan.torres@state.nm.us


February    
02/24/2021   State Parks to reopen to all visitors
02/12/2021   Ice Fishing Closed at El Vado Lake State Park and Lake Alice at Sugarite Canyon
02/05/2021   Ice Fishing Closed at Eagle Nest Lake and Fenton Lake State Parks
02/01/2021   EMNRD announces retirement of State Parks Director
January    
01/30/2021   New Mexico State Parks to remain open for day-use access to New Mexico Residents Only
01/14/2021   New Mexico State Parks Invites Public Comment on Statewide Plan for Outdoor Recreation (SCORP)
01/08/2021   Conchas Lake State Park Closes Boat Ramps
2021
December    
12/31/2020   New Mexico State Parks to Remain Open for Day Use to New Mexico Residents Only
12/30/2020   Fenton Lake State Park Opens to Ice Fishing January 2, 2021
12/28/2020   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing
12/21/2020   Sugarite Canyon State Park Now Open for Ice Fishing
12/07/2020   Several Park Lakes Closed Temporarily to Water Activities- Bluewater, Fenton, Eagle Nest and Sugarite Lake State Parks
12/3/2020   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Temporarily Closed to Boating
12/2/2020   New Mexico State Parks to reopen for day-use on December 3, 2020- Parks remain open to New Mexico residents only
November    
11/13/2020   New Mexico State Parks to Close Temporarily on November 16, 2020
October    
10/30/2020   New Mexico State Parks Announces Seasonal and Partial Closures for Winter Season
10/16/2020   State Parks Announces Updates in Line with Most Recent Public Health Order
10/02/2020   Outdoor Opportunities at Navajo Lake State Park Salmon Snagging and Waterfowl Hunting
10/02/2020   Visitors Can Now Purchase State Park Day Use Passes Online
September    
09/21/2020   Litter Clean Up to be Held in Pecos Canyon
09/18/2020   State Parks Announces Timeline for Reopening Overnight Camping at State Parks
09/10/2020   Extended Hours for Fenton Lake State Park Reopening Friday September 11th
09/10/2020   Extended Hours for Bluewater Lake State Park Reopening Friday September 11th
09/10/2020   Girl Scouts Love State Parks Weekend (September 12-13, 2020)
09/08/2020   Fenton Lake and Bluewater Lake State Parks to Reopen Friday, September 11th
August    
08/28/2020   State Parks Updates in Accordance with Public Health Order
08/25/2020   Ute Lake State Park to Reopen on August 26
08/19/2020   El Vado Lake State Park Announces Closure of North El Vado Recreation Area Due to Low Water Levels
08/15/2020   Employees at Ute Lake State Park test positive for COVID-19
July    
07/31/2020   State Parks Updates in Accordance with Public Health Order (July 31 notice)
07/13/2020   State Parks Updates in Accordance with Public Health Order (July 13 notice)
07/04/2020   New Mexico State Parks Enforcing Public Health Order
07/02/2020   Overnight Camping at State Parks to Remain Closed Through July 15th
07/01/2020   Safety Reminders for Fourth of July Weekend
June    
06/19/2020   Santa Rosa Lake State Park Closes Boat Ramp
06/18/2020   Overnight Camping at State Parks to Remain Closed Through July 4th
May    
05/28/2020   State Parks Announces Timeline for Reopening Most Remaining Parks
05/22/2020   Memorial Day State Park Hours
05/14/2020   Phased Reopening of State Parks Continues May 15th (Nine additional Parks open for day-use)
05/13/2020   National Safe Boating Week May 16 - 22, 2020
April    
04/30/2020   Phased Reopening of State Parks to Begin May 1st
04/09/2020   Guidance on New Mexico State Parks Closure Enforcement
04/07/2020   State Parks to remain closed through April 30th
March    
03/19/2020   A Message from the State Parks Director About Park Closures
03/15/2020   New Mexico State Parks closed through April 9, 2020
03/12/2020   Overnight camping at State Parks suspended through April 9, 2020
03/09/2020   NM State Parks to Host Rapid Hire Event at Pecos Municipal Building- Hiring four full-time positions for Pecos Canyon
03/04/2020   Ice Fishing Closed at Sugarite Canyon, Fenton Lake and Heron Lake State Parks
03/03/2020   St. Patrick's Day Fun Run at Brantley Lake State Park 5K/10K/1 Mile
03/03/2020   Pancho Villa State Park Commemorates 17th Annual Camp Furlong Day
03/02/2020   St. Patty's Dash at Ute Lake State Park 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk
February    
02/24/2020   Live Birds of Prey Presentation at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
02/10/2020   RV Wastewater Treatment System is Now Open at Storrie Lake State Park
02/02/2020   Clayton Lake State Park and Dinosaur Trackways Official Name Change Effective Today
January    
01/07/2020   Sugarite Canyon State Park Open to Ice Fishing- Lake Alice is Now Open to Walk-Ins for Ice Fishing
01/06/2020   Nature in Winter Festival at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
2020
December    
12/31/2019   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing
12/23/2019   Kick off the New Year with a First Day Hike at a New Mexico State Park Near You
12/20/2019   Lake Maloya and Lake Alice at Sugarite Canyon State Park are Closed Ice forming over lakes is deemed unsafe
12/17/2019   State Park Rangers Graduate from Law Enforcement Training Academies
12/09/2019   Fenton Lake State Park Holiday Events Tree Lighting an Farolitos at Fenton
12/02/2019   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Closed to Boating
November    
11/22/2019   New Mexico State Parks Division Hosts Fall Training and Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony
11/22/2019   New Mexico State Parks Joins REI's #OptOutside for Black Friday
11/19/2019   New Mexico State Parks Welcomes New Suprintendent at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
11/08/2019   Same Day Camping Reserrvations Now Available
11/08/2019   New Mexico State Parks Salutes Veterans on Veterans Day with Free Access to Parks
October    
10/23/2019   Elephant Butte Lake State Park Completes Key Waterline Project
10/07/2019   Cerrillos Hills State Park Celebrates 10th Anniversary
September    
09/30/2019   Navajo Lake State Park Announces Access Changes to Accomodate Salmon Snagging
09/23/2019   New Mexico State Parks Announces Changes in Services for Upcoming Fall and Winter Seasons
09/23/2019   Coyote Creek State Park Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary on National Public Lands Day
09/03/2019   New Artwork Installed at Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center "Stream of Life" by Cathy Haight
August    
08/20/2019   Morphy Lake State Park Gets an Upgrade: Park Remains Closed for Season
08/09/2019   State Parks Division Announces Multi-Year Campaign at Hyde Memorial State Park
July    
June    
06/27/2019   State Parks Cautions Visitors that Blue-Green Algae May Be Present Near Shorelines and Coves
06/21/2019   Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park to Resume Operations
06/06/2019   State Park Ranger Receives Top Honors at Law Enforcement Academy
May    
05/31/2019   Registration Now Open for Zoo Camp at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
05/31/2019   Plan a Hike at a New Mexico State Park Near You on National Trails Day June 1st
05/29/2019   Coyote Creek State Park Under Construction During the Month of June 2019
05/23/2019   "Girl Scouts Love State Parks" Initiative Aims to Get Every Girl Outside July 13 and 14, 2019
05/07/2019   Cimarron Canyon State Park Celebrates the 27th Annual Kids Fishing Derby
April    
04/19/2019   Herbfest 2019 at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
04/04/2019   Largemouth Bass Spawning Cove Closure at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
04/02/2019   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Open to Boating
March    
03/01/2019   Heron and El Vado Lakes Closed to Ice Fishing Deteriorating Ice Conditions Deemed Unsafe
03/01/2019   16th Annual Camp Furlong Day at Pancho Villa State Park- March 9th
February    
02/28/2019   Eagle Nest Lake Closed to Ice Fishing Deteriorating Ice Conditions Deemed Unsafe
02/13/2019   30th Anniversary Celebration at Brantley Lake State Park
January    
01/31/2019   Heron Lake State Park Opens to Ice Fishing February 1st
01/14/2019   NM State Parks Offers Free Day Use Admission for Furloughed Federal Workers
01/11/2019   Celebrate Maggie Bear's Birthday at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
01/10/2019   Fenton Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing
2018
December    
12/27/18   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing
12/21/18   First Day Hikes at New Mexico State Parks
12/14/18   Bluewater Lake State Park Closed Temporarily to Boating Due to Winter Conditions
12/10/18   NM State Parks Participating in World's Longest-Running Wildlife Census- Count Birds for Science During Audubon's 119th Annual Christmas Bird Count
12/07/18   Holiday Events at New Mexico State Parks
12/06/18   Online Reservations Open for Hyde Memorial State Park
12/05/18   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Closed to Boating
November    
11/21/18   New Mexico State Parks Joins REI’s #OptOutside for Black Friday
11/09/18   Bluewater Lake State Park Celebrates New and Upgraded Facilities - Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held Today November 9
11/09/18   New Mexico State Parks Free on Sunday Honoring Veterans
October    
10/26/18   Kids Fishin' Clinic at Oasis State Park
10/12/18   Car Show to Converge on Pancho Villa State Park
September    
9/28/18   New Mexico State Parks Announce Seasonal Closures for Fall and Winter Season
9/18/18   NM State Parks Support Transportation Grants for Outdoor Classrooms
9/12/18   Brantley Lake State Park Hosts Safety Day on September 22
9/12/18   Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park Hosts March for Parks on Public Lands Day, September 29
August    
08/31/18   Get Out and Play at Your New Mexico State Parks This Labor Day Holiday Weekend
08/17/18   State Parks Announces #NMStateParks #travelnewmexico Great Outdoors Photo Contest Winners
08/13/18   Winners of 32nd Annual Paddle Board Races at Bottomless Lakes State Park
08/01/18   "Enchanted Adventures" Photo Contest at New Mexico State Parks - NM Magazine's 18th Annual Photo Contest Now Underway!
July    
07/27/18   32nd Annual Paddleboard Races at Bottomless Lakes State Park
07/25/18   State Parks Issues Notice of Blue-Green Algae at Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks
07/18/18   Morphy Lake State Park Remains Closed in Support of Dam Renovation
07/18/18   Cimarron Canyon State Park Opens
07/13/18   Manzano Mountains State Park Opens
June    
06/13/18   State Parks Announces Closures Due to Extreme Fire Danger
06/05/18   Registration for Zoo Camp at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
May    
05/31/18   Fenton Lake Hyde Memorial and Morphy Lake State Parks to Close Effective 4 Jun
05/03/18   Morphy Lake State Park Boat Ramp Closure
April    
04/28/18   Villanueva State Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary
04/24/18   Bluewater Lake State Park to Open
04/13/18   Bluewater Lake State Park Closed Due to Bluewater and Diener Canyon Fires
04/09/18   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Opens to Boating Today
04/09/18   Support Kids n Parks With Your Tax Refund
March    
03/26/18   Celebrate Spring at New Mexico State Parks
03/20/18   Spring Aboard- Boaters Urged to Get Educated Before Boating Season
03/08/18   9th Annual Spring Trout Derby at Oasis State Park
February    
2/22/18   Pancho Villa State Park Commemorates 15th Annual Camp Furlong Day Saturday, March 10th
02/9/18   Cerrillos Hills State Park Hosts Amigos Annual Meeting
January    
01/17/18   It's Official!  Maggie's a Teenager
2017
December    
12/29/17   State Park Ranger Amber Martinez Receives "Top Awards for Physical Fitness Excellence" at Southeastern NM Law Enforcement Academy
12/26/17   First Day Hikes in New Mexico State Parks Offer Invigorating Start to the New Year
12/18/17   State Park Ranger Caleb Bellah Receives "Best Student Achievement Award for Academics" at State Law Enforcement Academy
12/14/17   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Closed to Boating
12/05/17   Turning Back the Sun- Celebrate Winter Solstice at Leasburg Dam State Park
November    
11/28/17   Upcoming River Enhancements of San Juan River at Navajo Lake State Park
1116/17   Opt Outside with New Mexico State Parks for Black Friday
October    
10/27/17   Halloween Family Fun at New Mexico State Parks
10/24/17   35th Anniversary Celebration at Rio Grande Nature State Park Ribbon Cutitng for Sandhill Crane Viewing Platform
10/12/17   12th Annual Car Show at Pancho Villa State Park
September    
09/29/17   Special Kokanee Snagging Season to Open at Navajo Lake State Park
09/27/17   Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park Open House Oct 10th
09/21/17   NM State Parks Support Transportation Grants for Outdoor Classrooms
09/15/17   New Mexico State Parks Announce Seasonal Closures for Fall and Winter Season
09/15/17   Construction at Coyote Creek State Park
09/14/17   State Parks Special category in New Mexico Magazine's Annual Photo Contest
09/01/17   Recruiting Efforts Underway for Newly Formed Friends Group at Navajo Lake State Park
August    
08/30/17   Get Out and Play at Your New Mexico State Parks this Labor Day Weekend
08/24/17   Friends of Oasis State Park Host the 9th Annual Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby
08/23/17   Oliver Lee Memorial State Park Temporarily Closed Beginning September 10th
08/16/17   Solar Eclipse Viewings at Select New Mexico State Parks Monday
July    
07/27/17   31st Annual Paddle Board Races at Bottomless Lakes State Park
07/21/17   Summer Fun at New Mexico State Parks
07/1/17   Brushfire Causes Evacuations at Navajo Lake State Park's Cottonwood Campground
June    
06/27/17   State Parks Issues Notice of Blue-Green Algae at Elephant Butte Lake State Park Precaution is Advised in Three Sisters Cove Area
06/26/17   Stay Afloat Don't Drink and Boat  Boaters Urged to Boat Safe This Holiday Weekend
06/20/17   Thank You Clayton For Your Generous Support of the 2017 Fishing Derby
06/09/17   Manzano Mountains State Park Implements Temporary Dry Camping- Park Water System is Out of Order
May    
05/22/17   Memorial Day Weekend Events at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
05/16/17   Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park Changes to Summer Hours
05/09/17   Herbfest at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park  A Springtime Celebration of Nature and Music
05/04/17   New Mexico State Parks Introduce New Emojis Just for Fun in the Sun!
April    
04/25/17   National Volunteer Appreciation Week April 23rd-29th
04/24/17   Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Ute Lake State Park Wagons from Texas and Colorado to Compete
04/21/17   5K at Sumner Lake State Park- a Fun Run for Families
04/17/17   Earth Day Activities at New Mexico State Parks
04/10/17   Boat Safe, Boat Smart, New Mexico! Recreational Boaters Urged to Get Educated Before the Upcoming Boating Season
04/07/17   Celebrate Spring at New Mexico State Parks Egg Hunts and an Open House During Holiday Weekend
04/05/17   Desert Alive! At Rockhound State Park Native Plant Sale and Birds of Prey Presentation
04/05/17   Nature Walk at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Saturday April 8
04/03/17   Kids Were the Big Winners at the Spring Fishing Derby at Oasis State Park
March    
03/17/17   8th Annual Spring Trout Derby at Oasis State Park
03/03/17   Bluewater Lake State Park Open to Boating- Construction of New Visitor Center Underway!
03/03/2017   Pancho Villa State Park Commemorates 14th Annual Camp Furlong Day on Saturday, March 11
03/02/2017   Restoration Efforts, Improvements and Upgrades to Leasburg Dam State Park Continue Through March 31
03/01/2017   Support Kids n' Parks with Your Tax Refund
February    
02/21/17   Native Plant Society Helps Friends of Leasburg Dam and Mesilla Valley Bosque State Parks Grow Their Native Gardens
02/20/17   Eagle Nest Lake Closed to Recreational Activities- Deteriorating Ice Conditions Deemed Unsafe for Ice Fishing
02/17/17   Join Friends Group at Navajo Lake State Park
January    
01/20/17   Ice Fishing Tournament at Eagle Nest Lake State Park to be held on January 28, 2017
01/12/17   New Mexico State Parks Recognizes Outstanding Employees
01/06/2017   Sugarite Canyon State Park Lakes Open to Ice Fishing Saturday, January 7th
01/04/2017   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing
2016
December
12/20/16   Polar Bear Plunges and a Stomp at New Mexico State Parks
12/20/16   Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes at Your State Parks on January 1, 2017!
12/12/16   Holiday Events at New Mexico State Parks
12/9/16   Bluewater Lake State Park Closed Temporarily to Boating Due to Winter Conditions
12/7/16   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Closed to Boating
November
11/23/16   State Park Superintendent Recognized for Top Academic Award at State Law Enforcement Academy
11/21/2016   New Mexico State Parks is Joining REI's #OptOutside for Black Friday
11/02/2016   Media Advisory- Oasis State Park Kids Fishin Clinic Scheduled for Saturday, November 5 Has Been Postponed Until Further Notice
October
10/28/2016   Register Today for Kids Fishin Clinic at Oasis State Park (PLEASE NOTE: EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)
10/25/2016   Public Meeting will be held to Review Draft Management Plan for Bottomless Lakes State Park
10/25/2016   A Halloween Haunted Hayride at Heron Lake State Park
10/24/2016   Restoration Project Underway for Huey Helicopter, Viking Surprise 64-13670
10/19/2016   Happy 100th Birthday Elephant Butte Dam
10/14/2016   Navajo Lake State Park Announces Salmon Snagging Area Closure
10/14/2016   Car Show to Converge at Pancho Villa State Park
10/13/2016   Fall Festival at Ute Lake State Park - Fun for the Entire Family
10/07/2016   Teachers Encouraged to Apply for Transportation Grants to New Mexico State Parks
September
9/27/2016   Caballo Lake State Park Announces Temporary Closure of Boat Ramp
9/26/2016   NM State Parks Division Announces Routine Seasonal Closures for Upcoming Fall and Winter Season
9/23/2016   State Park Officials Remind Hunters and Anglers to Boat Safe and Smart During Fall and Winter Season
9/21/2016   Tarantula Hike at Cerrillos Hills State Park
9/6/2016   State Parks Issues Notice of Blue-Green Algae at Bluewater Lake State Park
August
8/31/2016   13th Annual Bubble Fest at Bottomless Lakes State Park this Labor Day Weekend
8/30/2016   Friends of Oasis State Park Host the 8th Annual "Biggest Catfish Challenge"
8/26/2016   History Hike at Hyde Memorial State Park
8/11/2016   Fun, Family Activities at Heron Lake State Park
8/4/2016   Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Presents the Summer Wings Festival and BioBlitz
8/1/2016   30th Annual Paddle Board Races at Bottomless Lakes State Park
July
7/1/2016   Boat Safe, Boat Smart, Have Fun! Boaters Urged to Boat Safe this Holiday Weekend
June
6/30/2016   Let NM State Parks Light Up Your Night! Firework Extravaganzas
6/20/2016   Bodacious Butterfly and Bird Fest at Sugarite Canyon State Park
May    
5/24/2016   State Park Ranger Grant Taylor Named Valedictorian at State Law Enforcement Academy
5/5/2016   Find YOUR Next Adventure at a New Mexico State Park
April
4/29/2016   Navajo State Park Construction Single Lane
4/20/2016   Spring Aboard Boat Safety Week
4/12/16   New Mexico State Parks Deputy Director Reappointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Council
4/6/2016   Manzano Mountains State Park Scheduled to Open for Season
4/4/2016   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Opens to Boating
March
3/22/2016   7th Annual Spring Trout Derby at Oasis State Park
3/8/2016   Camp Furlong Day at Pancho Villa State Park
3/7/2016   Sugarite Canyon’s Lake Maloya Closed to Ice Fishing
3/02/2016   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Closed to Ice Fishing
3/01/2016   You Can Make a Difference at Cerrillos Hills State Park- Volunteer!
February
2/23/2016   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Restricts Access to Ice Fishing 
2/23/2016   Sugarite Canyon’s Lake Alice Closed to Ice Fishing
2/16/2016   Fenton Lake State Park Closed to Ice Fishing
2/9/2016   Park Advisory Board Announcement
January
1/25/2016   Make a Difference at Rio Grande Nature State Park- Volunteer!
1/20/2016   Bluewater Lake State Park Open to Ice Fishing
1/15/2016   Sugarite Canyon State Park’s Lake Alice and Lake Maloya Open to Ice Fishing
2015
December
12/29/15   Celebrate the New Year With First Day Hikes at Your State Parks on January 1, 2016
12/11/15   Eagle Nest Lake Closed Temporarily To Ice Fishing
12/01/15   New Mexico State Parks Sponsors Winter Events to Make Your Season Bright
November
11/20/15   Percha Dam State Park Announces Two Birding Photography Workshops with Renowned Photographer
11/10/15   New Mexico State Parks Division Recognizes Outstanding Employees
11/5/15   Veterans Day Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
11/4/15   Kids' Fishing Clinic at Oasis State Park
11/2/15   State Parks To Provide Every Fourth Grader With Pass to Explore New Mexico
October
10/28/15   State Park Officials Remind Hunters, Anglers of Boating Safety During Fall Season
10/16/15   10th Annual Car Show at Pancho Villa State Park
10/05/15   Your Chance to Comment on State Parks Outdoor Recreation Plan
10/05/15   Your Chance to Comment on State Parks Outdoor Recreation Plan
September
09/28/15   Review Draft Management Plan for City of Rocks State Park Public Meeting- September 29, 2015
09/25/15   Outdoor Classroom Transportation Grants for School Kids 2015-2016
09/23/15   Officials Announce Salmon Snagging Closure at Navajo Lake State Park
09/22/15   Celebrate National Public Lands, Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday, Sept. 26th
09/10/15   Master of the Mountains Event at Sugarite Canyon State Park
09/01/15   Labor Day Weekend at New Mexico State Parks
August
08/28/15   Celebrate Bubblefest at Bottomless Lake State Park
08/24/15   Bird Watching Along the Banks of the Rio Grande at Leasburg Dam State Park
08/11/15   Spectacular Stars and Spiders at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
08/05/15   Music, Scorpio and the Stars at Leasburg Dam State Park
08/03/15   8th Annual River Roundup at Cimarron Canyon State Park
08/03/15   Star Party at Clayton Lake State Park
July
07/23/15   Fun in the Sun at NM State Parks this Weekend
07/23/15   Wildflower Walks at Hyde Memorial State Park
07/07/15   Elephant Butte Lake State Park Sets Holiday Weekend Record
07/01/15   Celebrate the Fourth of July at a New Mexico State Park
June
06/30/15   Christy Tafoya Named New Director of State Parks Division
06/16/15   Bodacious Butterfly Festival Returns June 19-21 to Sugarite Canyon State Park
May
05/20/15   National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off New Mexico’s Recreational Boating Season
05/12/15   Management of Damsite and Paseo del Rio Recreation Areas Transition from Elephant Butte Lake State Park to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
05/10/15   Take the Plunge at Conchas Lake State Park
05/08/15   New Mexico State Parks Deputy Director Appointed to National Boating Safety Advisory Council
05/05/15   20,000 Fish Into the Butte
April
04/10/15   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Opens Boat Ramp
04/02/15   Boating Safety in New Mexico
March
03/10/15   Polar Bear Plunge at Conchas Lake State Park
February
02/25/15   Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park Management Plan
02/24/15   New Mexico State Parks Marathon Series 2015
02/24/15   Camp Furlong Day at Pancho Villa State Park
02/10/15   Hyde Memorial State Park Fuels Reduction Public Meeting
02/05/15   Support State Parks with Tax Refund Contribution
January
01/29/15   Bald Eagle to be Released at Brantley Lake State Park
01/09/15   Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Looking for New Volunteers
01/06/15   Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Bird and Bat Festival
2014
December
12/16/14   First Day Hikes in New Mexico State Parks
November
11/26/14   Holiday Happenings at New Mexico State Parks
11/25/14  

New Mexico State Parks Awards 2014

11/24/14   David Muench at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
11/20/14   Public Meeting for Sugarite Canyon State Park Management Plan
11/06/14   Veterans Day Ceremony at Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park
October
10/31/14   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Closes Boat Ramp
10/28/14   Fishing Clinic at Oasis State Park
10/22/14   Halloween Activities at New Mexico State Parks
10/16/14   Desert Starlight at Brantley Lake State Park
10/07/14   Transportation Grants for 2014-15 School Year
September
09/27/14   Free Fishing Day in New Mexico
09/19/14   Brantley Lake State Park Experiencing Flooding
09/17/14   Mariachi Event and Fall Native Plant Sale at Rockhound State Park
09/17/14   Fiesta in Cerrillos
09/08/14   Still Summer at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
09/05/14   Blue-Green Algae Notice and Flyer
09/02/14   Manzano Mountains State Park Forest Health Project
August
08/18/14   Labor Day Weekend at New Mexico State Parks
08/12/14   Heron Lake State Park Boat Ramps Closed
08/07/14   Mega Music and the Stars
July
07/30/14   Triathlon at Ute Lake State Park
07/28/14   Bottomless and Paddleboarding
07/25/14   Wildflower Walk Series
07/16/14   Summer State Park Events
07/16/14   Conchas Lake State Park Events
02/02/14   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Marina Way Construction Complete
07/01/14   El Vado - Heron Area Reopenings
07/01/14   Bluewater Lake State Park Follow-up Meeting Scheduled
June
06/25/14   Fourth of July at New Mexico State Parks
06/23/14   Reptile Exhibit Grand Opening at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
06/18/14   Bodacious Butterfly Festival at Sugarite Canyon State Park
06/18/14   Bluewater Lake State Park Las Tusas to Reopen
06/10/14   Possible Stegomastodon Found at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
06/09/14   New Mexico State Parks Receives National Achievement Award
06/09/14   Public Meeting at Cerrillos Hills State Park
May
05/30/14   Weekend Fishing Derby at Sugarite Canyon State Park
05/30/14   Bottomless Lakes State Park Main Entrance Re-Opened
05/27/14   Celebrate National Trails Day at a New Mexico State Park
05/25/14   Bottomless Lakes State Park Main Entrance Closed Due to Flooding
05/23/14   Memorial Day Weekend Events at Vietnam Veterans Memorail State Park
05/23/14   Seven Rivers Day Use Are Re-Opened at Brantley Lake State Park
05/23/14   Safe Boating Week in New Mexico
05/21/14   Fun Activities at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
05/20/14   Fenton Parking and Roadway Upgrades
05/20/14   Bluewater Lake State Park Public Meeting
05/15/14   Central Recreation Area at Conchas Lake State Park to Reopen
05/15/14   State Parks Properties Selected as Important Bird Area
05/15/14   Endangered Species Day at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
05/08/14   Herbfest at Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
05/07/14   Mothers Day Mariachi at Living Desert
05/07/14   Star Party at Hyde Memorial State Park
05/07/14   Cimarron Fishing Derby
April
04/30/14   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Entrance Road Under Construction
04/30/14   Boating and Water Safety Preparedness at YOUR New Mexico State Parks
04/30/14   Central Recreation Area at Conchas Lake State Park to Remain Closed
04/24/14   Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Ute Lake State Park
04/24/14   Mescalero Apache Day at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
04/23/13   Dry Camping Available at Manzano Mountains State Park
04/17/14   Manzano Mountains State Park Open House
04/17/14   Earth Day Events at New Mexico State Parks
04/17/14   Easter Egg Hunts at Elephant Butte Lake and Caballo Lake State Parks
04/10/14   "Bio-Blitz" Series at Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
04/10/14   Desert Alive & Native Plant Sale at Rockhound State Park
04/03/14   Officials Visit Elephant Butte Lake State Park
04/01/14   Manzano Mountains State Park Reopening
March
03/21/14   Half Time in the Sky at Leasburg Dam State Park
03/21/14   Star Party at City of Rocks State Park
03/20/14   Oasis State Park 5th Annual Spring Trout Derby
03/19/14   Dust Bowl Marathon at Clayton Lake State Park
03/12/14   Dog Canyon Experience
03/12/14   Navajo Lake State Park Public Notice
03/07/14   New Mexico State Parks Announces Fire Restrictions
03/07/14   Camp Furlong Day at Pancho Villa
February
02/21/14   Party with the Stars at a New Mexico State Park
02/20/14   New Mexico State Parks May 2014 Marathon Series
January
01/31/14   Support State Parks with Tax Refund Contribution
01/28/14   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Closed to Ice Fishing
01/27/14   Top New Mexico Parks Featured Internationally
01/17/14   Birthday Party at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park
01/09/14   Winter Bird and Bat Festival
01/02/14   Hiking Safely at State Parks
2013
December
12/30/13   New Mexico State Parks to Host First Day Hikes
12/30/13   Take the Plunge at Sugarite
12/23/13   First Day Hike Across Historic Elephant Butte Dam
12/16/13   Turning Back the Sun at Leasburg Dam State Park
12/12/13   Luminarias at Sugarite Canyon State Park
12/10/13   No Fishing at Fenton Lake State Park
12/03/13   Top State Boating Safety Officer Recognized By Governor Martinez
12/02/13   December Events at a New Mexico State Park
November
11/21/13   New Mexico State Parks 2013 Awards
11/07/13   November Events at a State Park Near You
11/04/13   Hunter and Angler Boating Safety During Fall Season
October
10/24/13   Heron Haunted Hayride
10/18/13   Free Boating Safety Classes in Northern and Central New Mexico
10/18/13   8th Annual Car Show at Pancho Villa State Park
10/16/13   Free Boating Safety Education Courses Offered at Elephant Butte Lake State Park
10/03/13   Autumn Adventures at New Mexico State Parks
10/02/13   Muñoz Day Area Closure at Navajo Lake State Park
10/01/13   Storrie and Brantley Lake State Parks Open for Boating
September
09/25/13   Salmon Snagging Closure Areas at Navajo Lake State Park
09/20/13   Update: State Parks Temporary Closures & Reopenings
09/20/13   Extended Stay Limit at Brantley Lake State Park
09/18/13   Lakeshore Drive Damaged By Recent Flooding
09/13/13   Eagle Nest Lake State Park
Fisherman's Lane Closure
09/13/13   State Parks Temporary Closures & Advisories
All Announced Updates Effective Immediately Until Further Notice
09/06/13   New Mexico State Parks Offers Transportation Grants for Outdoor Classrooms
August
08/28/13   Master of the Mountains Adventure Relay at Sugarite Canyon State Park
08/27/13   Enjoy Labor Day at a New Mexico State Park
08/27/13   Celebrate Bubblefest at Bottomless Lakes State Park
08/26/13   Public Meeting Scheduled for September 4, 2013 to Review Draft Management Plan for Navajo Lake State Park
08/09/13   Navajo Lake State Park River Area Management Plan Draft (Available for Public Comment)

July

07/31/13   Celebrate Summer Wings at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
07/18/13   Celebrate National Park and Recreation Monthat a New Mexico State Park
07/12/13   Fenton Lake, Hyde Memorial and Morphy Lake State Parks re-opend for Visitors
07/10/13   3-D Archery Shoot at Ute Lake State Park
07/03/13   Celebrate the Fourth of July with New Mexico State Parks Fireworks Displays Over Lake Waters
07/02/13   Conchas Lake State Park Re-opening Cove and Central Areas for Camping, Day Use and Boating on July 4th
07/01/13   Celebrate the Fourth of July with New Mexico State Parks Fireworks Displays Over Lake Waters

June

06/28/13   Get into the Wild at a New Mexico State Park
06/28/13   Bodacious Butterfly Festival Returns June 29-30 to Sugarite Canyon State Park
06/27/13   Park Officials Announce Reopening of Cove Area at Conchas Lake State Park
06/19/13   Fenton Lake To Remain Closed Due To Extreme Fire Danger
06/17/13   Morphy Lake State Park Closure Nearby Coyote Creek State Park Remains Open
06/17/13   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Fisherman's Lane Will Remain Open
06/14/13   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Fisherman's Lane Closure
06/04/13   Park Officials Announce Reduced Park Operations at Conchas Lake State Park
06/04/13   Fenton Lake State Park Closure
06/04/13   Plan a State Park Adventure On National Get Outdoors Day!

May

05/21/13   New Mexico State Parks Offer Ceremonies, Parades, Star Parties, and More For Memorial Day Weekend
05/17/13   Safe Boating Week Kicks Off New Mexico's Recreational Boating Season
05/16/13   Enjoy National Kids to Parks Day at a New Mexico State Park
05/13/13   Swim Safely in New Mexico's Lakes, Rivers and Streams
05/02/13   Oliver Lee Memorial State Park Celebrates Heritage Preservation Day Event Features Trail Walks, Multimedia Programs & Spring Sky Tour on Saturday, May 11, 2013

April

04/26/13   Oasis State Park Announces Fire Restrictions Fire Restrictions to start at 8:00am on Friday, April 26, 2013
04/23/13   Cimarron Canyon and Sugarite Canyon State Parks Announce Fire Restrictions Fire Restrictions to start at 8:00am on Wednesday April 24, 2013
04/22/13   Bottomless Lakes State Park Announces Fire Restrictions Fire Restrictions to start at 8:00am on Friday, April 26, 2013
04/11/13   Brantley Lake State Park Seven Rivers Day Use Area Open
04/10/13   Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park New Parrot Exhibit and Trail Upgrades
04/02/13   Leasburg Dam State Park Astronomical Observatory Grand Opening
04/01/13   Free Boating Safety Courses!
Albuquerque Elephant Butte Chama Eastern - NM Eagle Nest Mesilla Valley Navajo

March

03/28/13   Santa Rosa Lake State Park Open for Boating
03/18/13   Oasis State Park 4th Annual Spring Trout Derby
03/13/13   Brantley Lake State Park Wants Visitors to "Come Fly a Kite" at 19th Annual Kite Rally Brantley Lake State Park hosts 19th annual "Go Fly a Kite Rally" on Saturday, March 23, 2013
03/08/13   Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park Upgrades and Events
03/08/13   Oliver Lee Memorial State Park 8th Annual Dog Canyon Experience
03/01/13   Pancho Villa State Park Celebrates 10th Annual Camp Furlong Day
03/01/13   Fishing and Family Fun at Santa Rosa Lake and Sumner Lake State Parks

2012

December

12/26/12   Fees Waived for First Day Hikes at Six New Mexico State Parks: Bottomless Lakes, Cerrillos Hills, City of Rocks, Leasburg Dam, Rockhound, and Sugarite Canyon State Parks

November

11/09/12   Low Lake Levels Make for Great Paddle Sport Opportunities at Santa Rosa Lake State Park
11/09/12   Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park Honors Military Veterans New Mexico State Parks Division Waives Day Use and Camping Fees for Veterans, Active-duty Military and Their Families on Veterans Day at all Parks
11/09/12   State Parks Announces New Million Dollar Reptile Exhibit Being Built At Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park New Exhibit Made Possible By $1,000,000 Donation From Carlsbad Resident
11/09/12   Cerrillos Hills State Park Welcomes Speaker and Cerrillos Native,
11/02/12   New Mexico State Parks Returns camping Stay Limit to 14 Days

October

10/30/12   Two New Mexico State Parks Announce Seasonal Schedule Changes
10/18/12   New Mexico State Parks Celebrates Excellence 39 Awardees Honored

10/18/12  

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Celebrates its 30 Year Anniversary With a Talk by Architect Antoine Predock

10/10/12   New Mexico State Parks Official Toby Velasquez Elected President of National Boating Safety and Security Organization
10/10/12   Oliver Lee Memorial State Park Hosts Open House October 13, 2012
10/04/12   Oasis State Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary

September

09/25/12   SNAGGING, FISHING OFF-LIMITS NEAR NAVAJO LAKE'S PINE BOAT RAMP
09/17/12   New Mexico State Parks Division Hosts Public Hearing on Rulemaking

August

08/30/12   Celebrate the Labor Day Weekend with New Mexico State Parks
08/30/12   New Mexico State Parks Division Offers Seventh Year of Transportation Grants for Outdoor Classrooms
08/23/12   Cimarron Canyon State Park Hosts Open House and River Cleanup
08/22/12   Sumner Lake State Park Opens Boat Ramp
08/17/12   Lake Levels Prompt Suspension of Boating and Bag Limit Lifting at Santa Rosa Lake
08/16/12   Cimarron Canyon State Park Closures During August Film Project
08/15/12   Sumner Lake State Park Closes Boat Ramp
08/15/12   Sugarite Canyon State Park Reopens Upper Campground Areas
08/09/12   Conchas Lake State Park Closes Boat Ramp | State Park Officials Stress Awareness Due to Low Lake Levels
08/01/12   El Vado Lake State Park is Open | Sands Cove and South Point Areas Temporarily Closed

July

07/23/12   Hyde Memorial State Park Hosts a Series of Wildflower Walks
07/18/12   Wounded Warrior Water Sports Clinic July 21-22 at Elephant Butte
07/10/12   Cerrillos Hills State Park Hosts Centennial Speaker Series
07/10/12   Prairie Fest Goes Wild July 14 at Ute Lake State Park

June

06/27/12   Celebrate the Fourth of July with New Mexico State Parks
06/27/12   Swim Safely in New Mexico’s Lakes, Rivers and Streams
06/27/12   Boating Safety Officials Remind Boaters to Avoid Propeller Injuries
06/26/12   Elephant Butte Lake State Park Geared Up for Independence Day!
06/20/12   Bodacious Butterfly Festival Returns June 22 - 24 to Sugarite Canyon State Park
06/13/12   Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Junior Ranger Program | Two Week Long Summer Camp
06/11/12   Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department Secretary and the State Forester Announce Fire Restrictions in New Mexico
06/01/12   New Mexico State Parks Hosts Triathlons | Billy the Kid Triathlon Kicks Off Series
06/01/12   Three State Parks Hosting Transit of Venus Viewing Events | Catch a Glimpse of Venus Inching Across the Face of the Sun

May

05/31/12   Coyote Creek State Park Upgrades Water System |Water Hook-ups Temporarily Not Functioning
05/31/12   Celebrate New Mexico’s Centennial; Boat and Fish the Land of Enchantment!
05/24/12   New Mexico State Parks Offer Ceremonies, Parades, Star Parties and More for Memorial Day Weekend
05/09/12   Elephant Butte Lake State Park Ready for Memorial Day Weekend! Fly Freedom Flag Boat Parade on May 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.
05/09/12   New Mexico State Parks Division Enhances Boat Access Roadways | Expect Construction and Minor Delays
05/03/12   Bluewater Lake State Park Hosts a Special Eclipse Viewing Program Sunday May 20, 2012

April

04/27/12   Eagle Nest Lake State Park Upgrades Parking and Roadway Areas | Parking Areas Closed, May 1 and 2
04/26/12   Oliver Lee Memorial State Park Celebrates | Heritage Preservation Days, May 12 and 13
04/20/12  

Brantley Lake State Park Extends Closure of the West Side Seven Rivers Day-Use Area

04/19/12   26th Annual Living Desert Zoo and Gardens Mescal Roast and Mountain Spirit Dances, May 3-6, 2012
04/04/12   Free Boating Safety Education Courses Offered
04/03/12   Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park Receives Accreditation by the AZA

March

03/29/12   Morphy Lake State Park Opens for the Season on April 1, 2012
03/28/12   Free Boating Safety Education Courses Offered
03/28/12   Eagle Scout Candidate Takes His Oath at Heron Lake State Park
03/15/12   Santa Fe Area Outdoor Education Sites Looking For Volunteers
03/14/12   Brantley Lake State Park Extends Seasonal Closure of | The Seven Rivers Day Use Area
03/13/12   Oliver Lee Memorial State Park and the Dog Canyon Experience
03/07/12   Manzano Mountains State Park to Remain Closed

February

02/29/12   Pancho Villa State Park Celebrates 9th Annual Camp Furlong Day
02/13/12   Brantely Lake State Park To Hold Open House
 02/02/12   Sugarite Awarded 10,000 Seedlings To Help Restoration Efforts

January

01/10/12   Navajo Lake Management Plan Public Meeting
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