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Fishing At Elephant Butte Reservoir

AKA: The Butte, Elephant Butte Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and striped bass at Elephant Butte Reservoir in New Mexico.

With a long-standing reputation for bass and striper fishing, Elephant Butte Reservoir is a top choice for serious fishing enthusiasts. This 36,000-acre lake is located in the west-central part of the state, at Truth or Consequences. Over 360 miles of shoreline are available to anglers fishing from a boat. For bank fishing from shore, there over a dozen areas with easy access. Quality fishing is available for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, bluegill and striped bass. Four major boat launch ramps are available to the public. Rental boats are also available at the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Elephant Butte Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Bluegill Striped bass

Elephant Butte Reservoir Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Click here for a New Mexico Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Elephant Butte Lake State Park Campground - 575 744-5923

Enchanted View Campground - 575 744-5876

Agua Vista RV Park - 505 250-2539

Cedar Cove RV Park - 575 744-4472

Rio Lago RV Park - 575 740-2719

Elephant Butte Lake RV Resort - 575 744-5996

South Monticello Campground - 575 744-5923

Elephant Butte Reservoir NM Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Elephant Butte Lake State Park
101 NM-195
Elephant Butte, NM 87935
575 744-5923

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