Damsite Recreational Area

Damsite Recreational Area offers the only accommodations in the Elephant Butte State Park.  We have private cabins and guest suite lodging available as well as scenic dining.  We are conveniently located for avid fishermen, sailboaters, campers, boaters, families, and sightseers.  We welcome private groups and companies interested in hosting large events such as family reunions, retreats, and trainings.


Damsite Recreational Area offers a very unique history.  Much of the area was constructed in the early 1900s as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The Damsite Recreational Area was one of the largest projects in New Mexico under the CCC.  These projects included the construction of the Elephant Butte Dam, Lodge, and Cabins.  The Lodge has been fully restored.  It originally served as the administrative and engineering building for the construction of the Elephant Butte Dam.   The  Cabins were built in 1940 and are currently being remodeled in keeping with historic tradition.






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