Leasburg Dam State Park

Leasburg Dam State Park

EVENTS

Leasburg Dam State Park is in New Mexico off I-25 between Las Cruces and Hatch. Entrance fee for all events is $5/vehicle. You can purchase a New Mexico Parks Pass for $40 which is good for one year. All events are free with paid camping permit. For more info feel free to contact alex.mares@state.nm.us or 575-524-4068. $5 per car Day Use Fee required. FREE for paid overnight campers.

Go to www.nmparks.com for map and directions. For directions, including a map, visit http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/leasburgdamstatepark.html 

Bird ID Tours at Leasburg Dam State Park

Meet volunteer guide CJ Goin at Park Visitor Center for a 2mi. round trip walk and learn to identify resident and migratory bird species. A $5 per vehicle Day Use Fee is required upon entry. Self pay station is located at park entrance and across from Visitor Center.

Sat. August 24, 2019

8am-10am

Meet Volunteer Guide CJ Goin at Park Visitor Center

Cost: Free with paid Day Use or Camping Fee/Permit

 

Sat. September 21, 2019

8am-10am

Meet Volunteer Guide CJ Goin at Park Visitor Center

Cost: Free with paid Day Use or Camping Fee/Permit

 

Sat. October 19, 2019

8am-10am

Meet Volunteer Guide CJ Goin at Park Visitor Center

Cost: Free with paid Day Use or Camping Fee/Permit

 

Sat. November 16, 2019

8am-10am

Meet Volunteer Guide CJ Goin at Park Visitor Center

Cost: Free with paid Day Use or Camping Fee/Permit

 

Music & the Stars

Sat. June 22, 2019

6pm - 8pm (music)  8pm - 9pm (telescope viewing)

Join us for our Monthly Night Sky Program, with two hours of music - Tom Foster Morris ( Folk, Rock, Country), followed by an hour of telescope observation of night sky objects. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to answer questions. Regular $5 per vehicle Day Use Fee or paid camping permit are required.

 

Sat. July 20, 2019

6pm - 8pm (music)  8pm - 9pm (telescope viewing)

 Join us for two hours of music - John Hyndman (Bluegrass), followed by an hour of telescope observation of night sky objects. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors.  Regular $5 per vehicle Day Use Fee or paid camping permit are required.

Sat. August 24, 2019

6pm - 8pm (music)  8pm - 9pm (telescope viewing)

 Join us for two hours of music - "The Deming Fusiliers" ( Dennis Daily/ Rus Bradburd ), followed by an hour of telescope observation of night sky objects. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors. Event is free with paid Day Use or Camping permit.

Sat. September 21, 2019

6pm - 8pm (music)  8pm - 9pm (telescope viewing)

 Join us for two hours of music - Nichole Martinez, followed by an hour of telescope observation of night sky objects. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors. Event is free with paid Day Use or Camping permit.

 

Sat. October 19,2019

 5pm-7pm (music)  7pm - 8pm (telescope viewing)

Join us for two hours of music - Tom Foster Morris (Folk, Country, Western, Rock ), followed by an hour of telescope observation of night sky objects. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces will be on hand to assist visitors.

November Skies at Leasburg Dam State Park

Sat. November 16, 2019

5pm - 9pm ( Telescope viewing - no music )

Come out and Discover the quality night sky of Leasburg Dam State Park. In addition to seeing the Milky Way, Orion and Casseiopia with your bare eyes, observe through telescopes various planets and nebulae. Look through our 16 inch research grade telescope within our observatory and ask questions of our volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces. Dress warm and bring a folding chair.
$5 per car Day Use Fee required. FREE for paid overnight campers.

 

For more info contact :

Alex Mares - Park Ranger LE & Interpreter

Leasburg Dam State Park

New Mexico State Parks

575-524-4068

alex.mares@state.nm.us

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