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You know the feeling… crisp, cool air, the smell of piñon wood burning, the fresh scent of November rain, the palette of fall foliage… all the things that make up Fall in New Mexico. Get outdoors because YOUR next adventure begins by Falling in Love with New Mexico State Parks!

Find the Gold ~ Fall Foliage


Fall San Juan River

Navajo Lake State Park

Fish alongside the golden giants on the quality waters of the San Juan river. The Quality waters reflect the golden hues of the cottonwoods above; as you fish one of these out the quality waters… truly golden!


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Villanueva State Park

During Fall, the scent of pinon wood burning wafts through the air along the Pecos River, the colors are so abundant and so vibrant as you get up and prepare cowboy coffee on the campfire…you are transported to a happy place by your senses, you inhale and say… “I LOVE camping!!” Hello Sunshine.

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Hyde Memorial State Park

Aspens are poetry in motion. The fall weather in New Mexico is generally warm, sunny days and crisp, cool nights help transform these aspens to their magnificent, breathtaking beauty. Hyde Memorial State Park is the place to be to see the vibrant colors of Fall.


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Fall Events


Night Skty at State Parks

Star Parties & Night Skies

Capture the beauty and wonder of the constellations at our Observatories. New Mexico is known for its Dark Skies. Our Interpretive Rangers and local Astronomy Clubs LOVE to teach and reach for the stars!

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Pancho's Car Show

Rev up those Hot Rods, Rock those rims, Pancho Villa State Park’s Annual Custom Car Show is about to go down in October! Food and Fun for the entire family!


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 Oasis Fish Derby

Annual Kids Fishin' Clinic

Got fish? We do! Join us at Oasis State Park this November for the Annual Kids Fishin Clinic. Kids 6-17 are welcome! Bring your rod, pack a picnic and fish until your heart is content. After all, what’s not to LOVE about learning how to fish?

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