NM State Parks Again Welcoming Visitors

Pictured above: Bottomless Lakes State Park from the New Mexico State Parks website

After a long year of back and forth, New Mexico state parks are again open to visitors, leaving outdoor enthusiasts sighing in relief. Camping is by reservation only and can be booked here. Official guidance remains in effect and visitors should wear a face covering in public, practice social distancing, and limit interactions when possible by purchasing passes and obtaining information online.

The reopening announcement was made on Feburary 24th by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department’s State Parks Division. With an abundance of beautiful state parks in the Land of Enchantment, visitors will once again be able to explore the natural wonders of the New Mexico landscape. However, visitors should check for park hours and other information before planning their trips, as several parks are managing seasonal closures. You can find more information on the state parks website.

If you’re planning to take advantage of state park reopenings, here’s some great ones close to Ruidoso to check out!

Bottomless Lakes State Park – Roswell

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park – Mesilla

Rockhound State Park – Deming

City of Rocks State Park – Between Deming & Silver City

Brantley Lake State Park – Carlsbad

Living Desert Zoo & Gardens – Carlsbad

Caballo Lake State Park – Truth or Consequences

Elephant Butte Lake State Park – Truth or Consequences

Happy exploring!