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Damsite Historic District
55 Damsite Rd Truth or Consequences, NM 87901
(575) 894-2073


The Elephant Butte Historic District, located South and East of Elephant Butte Dam on the Southern shore of New Mexico's favorite playground, is the location of the community that sprang up as construction on the dam began. The community, often referred to as the Damsite, was once a thriving city of over 3,000 residents. A smaller community survived here into the early 1960s. The Elephant Butte Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and recently underwent a multi-year expansion and rehabilitation project  to bring honor to its history and ensure the achievements of the many men and women who toiled to create this unique place remain for future generations. The district provides a tangible experience of early 20th century life. Authentic buildings dating back as far as 1907 stand guardian to the thousands of visitors that come every year to stay in the historic lodgings, hike the many unspoiled trails, picnic among the intricate stone lined garden terraces created by the Civilian Conservation Corps, use the facilities of the state’s favorite marina, fish, camp and enjoy the many wonderful recreation opportunities at adjacent Elephant Butte Lake. Our new Welcome Center has snacks and sundries along with historic photos and postcards. There is also a small museum of early 20th century tools and other items relating to the dam construction.  We currently have 17 Rental Cabins, 2 bedroom vacation rental homes, an 8 room historic lodge with a large meeting room and dozens of RV spaces with full hookups. We offer long term rentals as well as overnight stays. We are fast becoming the place for winter travelers,

Online reservations are available at or give us a call at 575-894-2073 for more information

Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Banquet Capacity 50
  • Number of Rooms 2
  • Classroom Capacity 40
  • Sleeping Rooms 24

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