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Elephant Butte Lake

Elephant Butte LakeExperience the best quality watercraft rental services at Elephant Butte Lake on the Rio Grande in the state of New Mexico, 5 miles north of Truth or Consequences.  It is impounded by Elephant Butte Dam and is the largest reservoir in New Mexico and highly visited during the summer months.  The reservoir is also part of the largest state park in New Mexico, Elephant Butte Lake State Park and marina.  The reservoir is part of the Rio Grande Project and creates a beautiful location to enjoy water sports like water skiing, wakeboarding, boat tours, jet skis, swimming, waverunners, flyboard, and more! 

The name "Elephant Butte" refers to a volcanic core similar to Devils Tower in Wyoming.  It is now an island in the lake for visitors to explore and enjoy facilities around the lake with launch ramps, resorts, and marina including Marina Del Sur, Damsite Marina, and Rock Canyon Marina, .  The butte was said to have the shape of an elephant.  Fishing is a popular recreational activity on the reservoir, which contains striped bass, white bass, largemouth bass, crappie, walleye and catfish.