Caballo Lake - Truth or Consequences, NM
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Caballo Lake
GPS Coordinates: N 32° 54.669 W 107° 18.413
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Caballo Lake sits at an elevation of 4,100 feet and covers 5,300 acres of land in addition to the lake. This park's claims to fame are the majestic Bald and Golden Eagles that migrate through, beginning in late October. Numerous Golden Eagles nest in the nearby Caballo foothills, while Bald Eagles will nest in 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. Other recreational opportunities include camping, picnicking, boating, waterskiing, sailing, hiking on the trails, and viewing wildlife.


Facilities: The Caballo Lake offers over 190 camping sites for RV's. Restrooms, picnic areas and three boat docks are provided. Camping facilities include 136 developed sites, 64 with electrical hookup, and a RV dump station.

Best Time To Visit: Caballo Lake is open year round.

Fees: Day usage and overnight camping fees do apply.

Accessibility: The restrooms, showers, group picnic area, and playground inside the Caballo Lake State Park are handicapped accessible.

Rules: Know all park rules and regulations, which are posted in the park. Drive only on designated roadways and obey posted speed limits. Camp only in the designated areas. Keep pets on leashes. (It is a good idea to have proof of current rabies immunizations when traveling with pets in New Mexico since it is required by law in some of the state's recreation areas.) Do not feed the wildlife. Be aware that vandalizing, defacing, or removing antiquities, minerals, plants or wildlife is absolutely prohibited. Bring your own firewood since none is available in the park. Bring and drink ample water, at least one gallon per day per person, and allow for the extreme heat of the desert in the summer.

Directions: Caballo Lake is 16 miles south of Truth or Consequences via I-25 exit 59 and NM 187.

Map: Click here for a map to Caballo Lake

Reservations: Some of the campsites at Caballo Lake do require reservations.

 
Address
Caballo Lake State Park
P.O. Box 32
Caballo, New Mexico 87931
Phone
General: (505) 743-3942
Fax: (505) 457-2385
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