Sierra County: A Great Place to Visit
Elephant Butte Lake State Park is New Mexico's largest and most visited state park. The park offers a large variety of water sports including waterskiing, powerboating, sailboating, canoeing, personal watercrafting, windsurfing, swimming and scuba diving. Fishing is an ever-popular year-round activity with anglers catching striped bass, walleye, largemouth, smallmouth and white bass, catfish, crappie, carp and bluegills. The lake hosts many summer bass tournaments and a big fall carp roundup, attracting thousands of anglers. Three full-service marinas on the lake offer dock space, fuel and other supplies and boat and personal watercraft rentals. Several boat ramps within the state park provide easy access to the water. Private guide services and experienced boat and motor repair services are available locally. As most people have heard, the level of the water is down but it is still the state's largest lake!!