Historic Walk Across the Dam
Walk Across Elephant Butte Dam
Sierra County: Spirit of the Past–Eye on the Future
Official Event of the New Mexico Centennial
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Begins at 11:00am
Construction of the Elephant Butte Dam commenced in 1911 and was completed in 1916. The dam has been closed to traffic since 9/11/01.
Special arrangements will allow visitors to walk the dam this one day ONLY from 11-3. The celebration begins at the Dam Site. A flag ceremony, speeches, music, food, video interviews, historic photos, brochures and books will be on display at Dam Site restaurant/parking area. Vans will take visitors from the Dam Site recreation area to the dam overlook and will return visitors to the restaurant for an optional $10 buffet lunch.
Dam Site Recreation Area
Elephant Butte Lake State Park; Highway 51 entrance.
No State Park Fees & Free Parking with free shuttle service from parking area to event
Event cost: Free | Optional Buffet lunch at the Dam Site Restaurant $10, served from noon till 3pm