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Bluewater Lake State Park
Bottomless Lakes State Park
Brantley Lake State Park
Caballo Lake State Park
Cimarron Canyon State Park
City Of Rocks State Park
Clayton Lake State Park
Conchas Lake State Park
Coyote Creek State Park
El Vado Lake State Park
Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Fenton Lake State Park
Heron Lake State Park
Hyde Memorial State Park
Leasburg Dam State Park
Living Desert State Park
Manzano Mountains State Park
Morphy Lake State Park
Navajo Lake State Park
Oasis State Park
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Pancho Villa State Park
Percha Dam State Park
Rio Grande Nature Center
Rockhound State Park
Santa Rosa Lake State Park
Storrie Lake State Park
Sugarite Canyon State Park
Sumner Lake State Park
Ute Lake State Park
Villanueva State Park

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Cimarron Canyon State Park
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Cimarron Canyon State Park
Description - The New Mexico state parks system is a tapestry of natural wonders, historic sites, and recreational resources.

Attractions - The park system includes many lakes and reservoirs, trail systems connecting the parks with federal lands, botanical and geological interpretive sites, botanical gardens, and even a zoo.

Recreation - The 31 parks in the system offer just about every opportunity for outdoor recreation reasonably imaginable. The reservoirs offer a variety of water sports and fishing, many trails are open to bikers and equestrians in addition to hikers. Programs, led by park rangers, inform and entertain visitors with a variety of topics from natural history and geology to local history and legends.

The New Mexico State Parks Division is pleased to announce the expansion of a centralized campsite reservation system. Now in its second season, the program includes 28 of 31 parks. Visitors can make reservations up to 90 days in advance by calling, toll free, 1-877-NM-4-RSVP (1-877-664-7787). Call center hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time).

Climate - The terrain of New Mexico ranges from high mountains to low desert, creating a wide variety of climates and micro-climates. Count on cool to cold nights year round as the arid climate commonly produces a greater variance in temperatures within a 24 hour period than may occur in some other parts of the country.

Most areas experience cool to cold winter weather due to the general high elevation of the region. The southern areas of the state normally don't see much snow in winter and experience very warm summers. The northern regions and higher elevations can see heavy snow accumulate during the winter and many mountain passes are not maintained. The higher elevations offer much cooler summer temperatures and relief from the heat of the lower elevations.

Location - State park are located in every region of the state.


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Contact Information:
New Mexico State Parks, P.O. Box 1147 , Santa Fe, NM, 87504, Phone: 888-NM-PARKS

Additional Information:
New Mexico - This state's public lands consist mainly of BLM lands and National Forests. A few National Park Service sites complete the landscape of desert, forest and canyon.

Links:
New Mexico State Parks - Official State Parks Web Site

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