What to do in Caballo Lake State Park

Caballo Lake State Park sits at an elevation of 4,100 feet and covers 5,300 acres of land in addition to the lake.

Park amenities include a visitor center, group picnic shelter, a marina, playground, restrooms, and showers. camping facilities include 136 developed sites, 64 with electrical hookup, and a RV dump station.

This park's claim to fame are the majestic Bald and Golden Eagles that migrate through. Beginning in late October both Bald and Golden Eagles arrive to nest at Caballo. Numerous Golden Eagles nest in the nearby Caballo foothills, while Bald Eagles will nest in a large areas around the park, as well as within the park.

Visitors can stroll among yuccas, century plants, ocotillos, cow tongues, prickly pears, and other desert cacti growing in the park's two cacti gardens. Most of these cactus provide beautiful blooms in late March and early April.

Swimming, skiing, fishing, jet skiing, and windsurfing are some of the wet and wild activities available at the Park. Both lake and river provide anglers with the opportunity to catch a variety of fish. The area is home to largemouth bass, walleye, white bass, catfish, crappie, bluegill, northern pike, sunfish, and an occasional rainbow trout. Best fishing is late April through August.

Other recreational opportunities include camping, picnicking, boating, waterskiing, sailing, hiking on the trails, and viewing wildlife.

Caballo Lake is located in the south western region of the state. It lies on I-25 just south of Truth or Consequences, NM.

Annual precipitation is 12.8 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 65 to highs around 95. Winter temps range from lows of 29 to highs around 61.

P.O. Box 32
Caballo, NM 87931

Phone: 505-743-3942

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