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Caballo Lake State Park
Caballo Lake State Park © Ruanna Waldrum / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Caballo Lake and the Caballo Mountains in Sierra County, southern New Mexico, USA. Taken from Old Highway 187 east of Interstate I25 looking east.
Caballo Lake State Park © Kfasimpaur / Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Caballo Lake, Caballo, NM
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10 Palomino Road
Caballo, New Mexico   87931
(lat:32.9964 lon:-107.2869) map location
Framed against the Caballo Mountains, this lake boasts an array of water recreation, such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, and fishing.

Choose from 170 campsites, with plenty of sites with utility hookups for RVs.
Campground Facilities - 4 Campgrounds, 170 Developed Campsites, 98 W E Sites 30 amp, 10 W E Sites 50 amp, 7 WES Full Hookup Sites 50 amp, Water in Campground, RV Dump Station, Group Campsites RV Rally Site with 54 WE sites

Primitive Camping - Beach Camping, Boat-in Camping

1. Caballo Lake State Park offers a designated swimming area in the lake.
2. Lifeguards are not provided, so swim at your own risk.
3. Swimming is allowed during park hours from 6 am to 9 pm.
4. The water quality of the lake is regularly monitored for safety.
5. Visitors can also enjoy other water activities like boating and fishing alongside swimming.

Motorized, Non-motorized, Canoe/Kayak/Board, Personal Watercraft, Sailing, Water Skiing
Enjoy fishing in a beautiful lake setting, home to species like walleye, catfish and bass. Boating is also available.

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Caballo Lake State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills, some shaded. Day-use fees apply for picnicking.
Biking enthusiasts can explore several trails, though caution is advised due to the rugged terrain. Helmets are strongly recommended.

The park offers a variety of routes suitable for different skill levels; always choose wisely based on your experience.

Mountain biking in particular poses challenges with steep inclines and rocky paths - not advisable for beginners or those unprepared.

Ensure you have adequate water supplies as temperatures can soar during summer months making dehydration a real risk.

Night-time cycling isn't suggested because wildlife activity increases after dark and visibility decreases significantly.

Remember that cyclists must share pathways with hikers so be respectful when passing others on narrow tracks.
Hiking, Horseback Riding, Interpretive Trails
This park is located on Caballo Reservoir, south of Elephant Butte Reservoir along the Rio Grande. The lake provides excellent fall viewing of grebes, raptors, geese and ducks, quail, gulls, doves, owls, woodpeckers, phoebes, wrens, thrushes, thrashers, sparrows, and finches.

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