Introduction to New Mexico state parks

Some generalities about New Mexico state parks, known for trails, mountains, etc, then list them out.

Bottomless Lakes State Park Lake

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Park Address: 545 Bottomless Lakes Rd, Roswell, NM 88203

Park Description: Established in 1933, it was the first state park in New Mexico.

Popular Park Sites: Lake, Fishing, Hiking and Viewpoints.

Bottomless Lakes State Park Visitors Guide

City of Rocks State Park Cactus

City of Rocks State Park

Park Address: 327 New Mexico 61, Faywood, NM 88034

Park Description: City of Rocks State Park is a state park in New Mexico, consisting of large sculptured rock formations in the shape of pinnacles or boulders rising as high as 40 feet.

Popular Park Sites: Flaming Rock Trail, Castle Rocks Climbing, California Trail and Twin Sisters campsites.

City of Rocks Park Visitors Guide

Heron Lake State Park Heron in water

Heron Lake State Park

Park Address: Los Ojos, NM 87551

Park Description: This scenic recreational area with a sizable lake offers camping, hiking, fishing & sailing.

Popular Park Sites: Heron Dam, El Vado Lake, Rio Chama and cross-country skiing.

Heron Lake State Park Visitors Guide

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Bridge

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

Park Address: 101 NM-195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935

Park Description: This park preserves the historical battlefield on which the American Revolutionary War's Battle of Monmouth was waged.

Popular Park Sites: Elephant Butte Reservoir, Kayaking, Fishing and Rio Grande River.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Visitors Guide