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 information about the events listed below, please contact Alex Mares, Park Ranger LE and Interpreter at 575-524-4068 or alex.mares@state.nm.us. 

For directions, including a park map, visit http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/leasburgdamstatepark.html

 
February 2019

Celebrate Black History Month

Buffalo Soldiers, Outlaws and Apache

Ranger led hike - Sat. February 2, 2019        10am - 12:30pm

 Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about African-American history of the area from the present to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800's. Also , learn about the unique flora and fauna and geothermal springs.  Perhaps, visit adjacent Ft. Selden and tour museum and ruins afterwards. Bring at least 2qrts. of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per car Day Use Fee. Event is free with paid camping permit.

 For directions, including a park map, visit : http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/leasburgdamstatepark.html

 

Celebrate Black History Month at Leasburg Dam State Park

Ranger led hike - Sat. February 9, 2019        10am - 12:30pm

Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about African-American history of the area from the present to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800's. Also , learn about the unique flora and fauna and geothermal springs.  Perhaps, visit adjacent Ft. Selden and tour museum and ruins afterwards. Bring at least 2qrts. of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per car Day Use Fee. Event is free with paid camping permit.

For directions, including a park map, visit : http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/leasburgdamstatepark.html

 

Buffalo Soldiers, Outlaws and Apache

Ranger led hike - Fri.  February 15th, 2019        10am - 12:30pm

Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about African-American history of the area from the present to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800's. Also , learn about the unique flora and fauna and geothermal springs.  Perhaps, visit adjacent Ft. Selden and tour museum and ruins afterwards. Bring at least 2qrts. of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per car Day Use Fee. Event is free with paid camping permit.

For directions, including a park map, visit : http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/leasburgdamstatepark.html

 Celebrate Black History Month at Leasburg Dam State Park

Ranger led hike - Fri. February 22nd, 2019        10am - 12:30pm

 Meet at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center for a ranger guided tour of exhibits and a 2.5mi hike, and learn about African-American history of the area from the present to the Buffalo Soldiers of the 1800's.   Also , learn about the unique flora and fauna and geothermal springs. Perhaps, visit adjacent Ft. Selden and tour museum and ruins afterwards. Bring at least 2qrts. of water per person, good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per car Day Use Fee. Event is free with paid camping permit.

For directions, including a park map, visit : http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/leasburgdamstatepark.html

 

Orion at Night - Monthly Night Sky Program

Sat. February 23rd, 2019       5:30pm - 7:30pm

 Come out and enjoy the quality night sky of Leasburg Dam State Park. See Orion and his companion constellations through various telescopes - including a 16in research grade telescope inside our observatory. Volunteers from the Astronomical Society of Las Cruces, will be on hand to assist the public and answer questions. There is a $5 per car Day Use Fee required. Event is free for paid campers.

 For directions, including a park map, visit : http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/leasburgdamstatepark.html

MARCH 2019

 Onate the Spanish Conquerer - Neither Spanish nor Conquerer

Sat. March 2nd AND Sat. March 9th

10am- 12:30pm

Meet Park Ranger Alex Mares, at Leasburg Dam State Park Visitor Center and find out little known facts and history about the often glamourized, and often demonized, historical figure of Don Juan de Onate. Come ready to have common misinformation, myth and legend disproven and debunked. Also, hear a Native American perspective on the legacy concerning this "larger than life" New Mexican. This will be a 2mi hike of moderate difficulty. Bring at least 2qrts. of water per person, and good hiking shoes. There is a $5 per car Day Use Fee. Event is Free with paid camping permit.

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

For more info feel free to contact alex.mares@state.nm.us or 575-524-4068

 

Discover Camp Robledo

Sat. March 23rd

10am-12:30pm

Join us for a ranger led hike of the beautiful Camp Robledo restoration area and experience both the classic chihuahuan desert uplands and the riverine, riparian environments along the Rio Grande. Experience an environment most similar to what the Spanish explorers of over 300 years ago witnessed!See and feel the rare and unique geothermal springs and the aquatic plants and animals that are sustained by these waters.

$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 

For more info feel free to contact alex.mares@state.nm.us or 575-524-4068

Celebrate Spring Equinox at Leasburg Dam

Sat. March 30th

5pm-7pm

Come out and celebrate the end of winter and coming of warm days, bird migration, and turning back  "on " of the Rio Grande! Enjoy desert blooms of cacti and wildflowers along our trails and desert gardens. Join us for Native American song and dance, adobe oven baked Pueblo bread demonstration and tasting! Then, stick around for our monthly night sky program.

Dress warm and bring a folding chair.
$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 

For more info feel free to contact alex.mares@state.nm.us or 575-524-4068

 

Night Skies of Leasburg Dam State Park

Sat. March 30th

7pm-9pm

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.

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

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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