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Truth or Consequences in Sierra County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Elephant Butte Lake State Park

 
 
Elephant Butte Lake State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Elephant Butte Lake State Park Marker
Inscription. Situated beside the huge, 36,000-acre Elephant Butte Reservoir, this is one of the largest and most popular parks in New Mexico. It combines boating, waterskiing, fishing and other water-based sports with land activities such as camping, picnicking, and hiking. Fish caught year-round at Elephant Butte Lake include various species of bass, channel catfish and crappie.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 7.998′ N, 107° 15.027′ W. Marker is in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is at the intersection of North Date Street and East 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Date Street. Click for map. Marker is on the northeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Truth or Consequences NM 87901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magnolia Ellis, “Magnificent Magnolia” (approx. mile away); Truth or Consequences (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Truth or Consequences (approx. 2.3 miles away); Elephant Butte Dam (approx. 3.7 miles away); Caballo Mountains (approx. 13 miles away).
 
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rear of Elephant Butte Lake State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. rear of Elephant Butte Lake State Park Marker
Elephant Butte Lake State Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Elephant Butte Lake State Park Marker
Elephant Butte Reservoir image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
4. Elephant Butte Reservoir
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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