Elephant Butte is the biggest lake in the state.
The miles of sandy beaches make this lake very popular.
Be sure to stay on the beaten path if you don’t have 4wheel-drive.
When the winds blow the length of the lake, the fetch can be significant.
*Shade Required*, the sand can get hot in the afternoons.
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Take 25 South from ABQ toward Las Cruces.
Pass the town of Socorro. Follow the highway
signs and take exit 83 onto 195 Lakeshore Drive.
Drive through the town of Elephant Butte. and
enter the State Park on the left .Take Ridge Road
and continue until it turns to dirt. Hobie Central
is typically on the beach closest to RattleSnake Island.***