New Mexico State Parks:

Bluewater Lake State Park - This serene lake is set in a piñon-juniper landscape with views towards the Zuni Mountains. Enjoy camping, fishing, boating, and hiking opportunities.

Bottomless Lakes State Park - The unique lakes at this park are sinkholes, ranging from 17 to 90 feet deep. This amazing place provides a range of activities including swimming, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing and birding.

Brantley Lake State Park - This southern desert park near Carlsbad is a refreshing place to boat, fish, picnic and camp and is a surprising oasis in the desert.

Caballo Lake State Park - Framed against the Caballo Mountains, this lake boasts an array of water recreation, such as boating, sailing, swimming, and fishing. Choose from 170 campsites, with plenty of sites with utility hookups for RVs.

Cerrillos Hills State Park - There are 1,100 years of mining history in these hills which can be seen by hiking, biking, or horseback riding on the 5 miles of trail among rolling juniper savanna.

Cimarron Canyon State Park - The Cimarron River flows through this narrow, forested canyon. The park offers beautiful views, interesting geology, and quiet camping. The wildlife viewing opportunities are plentiful as the park sits at the center of the Colin Neblett Wildlife Management Area.

City of Rocks State Park - The incredible volcanic rock formations give this park its name. Visitors can camp, hike and explore the rocks. Enjoy the amazing night sky at State Parks' first astronomical observatory.

Clayton Lake State Park - The park is an oasis in the rolling grasslands of northeastern New Mexico. Enjoy picnicking, camping, fishing, and hiking. Get a unique glimpse of the past with more than 500 dinosaur footprints.

Conchas Lake State Park - In the northeast region of New Mexico, this lake features miles secluded coves, canyons, and sandy beaches, excellent for camping, boating, and fishing.

Coyote Creek State Park - This secluded park is nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Mora County. With a backdrop of forested mountains and lush vegetation along the creek, enjoy quiet campsites or hike the trail through the trees. Come fish along lovely Coyote Creek.

Eagle Nest Lake State Park - The park is surrounded by the stunning scenery of the high mountains of the Moreno Valley. The lake at 8,300' elevation is a cool retreat from summer heat or a winter wonderland. You can fish, hike and camp in this serene park.

El Vado Lake State Park - Set in the mountain country of Rio Arriba County, this remote lake offers quiet coves for fishing and boating, and is a wintering ground for bald eagles and other birds.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park - The largest and most popular lake in New Mexico, this park provides camping, boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, and hiking, and is a popular year-round destination.

Fenton Lake State Park - The Jemez Mountains provide the backdrop for this park. Set in a valley of ponderosa pines along the Rio Cebolla, there is an abundance of wildlife viewing. Enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, and picnicking.

Heron Lake State Park - This picturesque lake offers quiet recreation amongst the pines of Northern New Mexico. Fish, hike, sail, or canoe Heron Lake. Choose from hundreds of excellent campsites along the lakeshore.

Hyde Memorial State Park - New Mexico's first State Park is set in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains amongst a forest of pines along the Little Tesuque Creek. The park is a short drive from Santa Fe and offers excellent group facilities, campsites, and trails.

Leasburg Dam State Park - A quiet desert oasis on the Rio Grande, campers and hikers can find peace and relaxation along the river. Bring your binoculars and bird watch along the river.

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens - This native wildlife zoo, accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, exhibits more than 40 species of animals and hundreds of species of plants native to the Chihuahuan Desert. The park provides an up-close experience for visitors, with a variety of fun interpretive programs for every season geared for the entire family.

Manzano Mountains State Park - This park is an excellent place for camping, bird watching, photography, hiking, and cross-country skiing. Set in the eastern foothills of the Manzano Mountains, trails wind through a forest of ponderosa pines.

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park - The park is located on the Rio Grande near Las Cruces and 1.5 miles from historic Mesilla. Visitors have many opportunities to view wildlife in natural surroundings while strolling one of the self-guided nature trails. Enjoy a fun ranger-led tour!

Morphy Lake State Park - Nestled in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, this hidden lake sits at the edge of the Pecos Wilderness. The park is perfect for fishing, bird watching and picnicking.

Navajo Lake State Park - Navajo Lake is the second largest lake in the state, with multiple campgrounds, two marinas and two boat docks. The San Juan River is a world-class fly fishing destination and features a campground, day use areas and a serene trail along the river.

Oasis State Park – Set among cottonwoods on the high grass plains of eastern New Mexico, visitors enjoy fishing and camping in this serene setting. Fishing derbies and special programs are fun family events.

Oliver Lee Memorial State Park - Set against the dramatic Sacramento Mountains, this park features a historic ranch house, quiet camping and the unique oasis of pools of water within scenic Dog Canyon. Enjoy a short walk on the Riparian Nature Trail or a challenging hike up the Dog Canyon Trail.

Pancho Villa State Park - Located at the border of Mexico, the park exhibit hall and historic structures capture the history of the Pancho Villa Raid and historic Camp Furlong. The large campground offers utility hookups for campers with RVs.

Percha Dam State Park - This quiet park along the Rio Grande is shaded by tall cottonwoods and provides excellent fishing, relaxing camping and outstanding bird watching.

Rio Grande Nature Center - Located on the Rio Grande flyway, the park offers excellent bird watching opportunities and great programs throughout the year. There are indoor and outdoor wildlife viewing areas overlooking ponds, and trail access to the Rio Grande.

Rockhound State Park - The rugged slopes of the Little Florida Mountains are the setting for this park, which boasts trails, unique geology, wildflower displays, and a peaceful campground. The stunning scenery of the Spring Canyon unit of the park provides a peaceful area for hiking or picnicking.

Santa Rosa State Park - This reservoir on the plains of eastern New Mexico offers fishing, boating, camping and hiking. Equestrians are welcome at the Los Tanos Campground.

Storrie Lake State Park - This serene lake offers great opportunities for fishing, bird watching, and windsurfing. Choose from a variety of campsites with utility hookups for RVs. The park is conveniently located near historic Las Vegas.

Sugarite Canyon State Park - The nature enthusiast will appreciate the abundance of wildlife, birds, butterflies, and wildflowers among the lakes, creeks, forests, and meadows. Nearly all outdoor recreation activities are possible: Fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, and camping

Ute Lake State Park - This reservoir on the Canadian River is one of the longest lakes in the state at nearly 13 miles, and boasts a variety of fun water sports. The campgrounds offer a variety of camping experiences, including the Yucca Campground, designed for RVs.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial State Park - Built in Angel Fire by the Westphall family in honor of their son, who was killed during the Vietnam War, this memorial is a moving tribute to our nation's military men and women. Opened in 1971, this was one of the first memorials in the United States dedicated to Vietnam Veterans.

Villanueva State Park - The park is nestled between high sandstone bluffs that form a canyon along the Pecos River in San Miguel County. Camp or picnic under the shade of cottonwood trees and enjoy fishing, birding, wildflower viewing, or hiking the trails along the canyon walls.