The Caballo Mountains serve as a majestic backdrop for Caballo Lake State Park, which boasts a full array of water sports, winter waterfowl watching and cactus gardens in bloom. Visitors can stroll among yuccas, century plants, ocotillos, prickly pears, and other desert cacti growing in the park’s two cactus gardens. Boating, sailing, swimming, water skiing, fishing and windsurfing are some of the activities available at the park. Lake and river opportunities also provide anglers with the opportunity to catch a variety of fish.

Framed against the Caballo Mountains, this lake boasts an array of water recreation, such as boating, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, swimming, and fishing.

Choose from 170 campsites, with plenty of sites with utility hookups for RVs. There’s just as much to do off the water while hiking, horseback riding, birding, and picnicking.


Caballo Lake New Mexico
Highway 187 Caballo, NM 87931



Open 24 hours.


Daily: $10 for a developed site. $18 for a site with hookups. Park fee waived with rental.


Contact Details

Phone: (575) 743-3942


Official Website: Caballo Lake New Mexico


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Caballo Lake New Mexico:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Caballo Lake is a must-visit state park in New Mexico. Check out other state parks in New Mexico here.

New Mexico State Parks