Elephant Butte Reservoir
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When you think of New Mexico, you probably don’t think of large expanses of glittering blue water, but you’ll find just that at Elephant Butte Reservoir—the largest lake in the state surrounding the distinctive rock formation. The reservoir also serves as New Mexico’s largest state park offering fishing, kayaking, jet skiing, pontoon boating, sailing—even houseboats for those wanting an extended stay. For those who aren’t committed to sleeping on the water, the park is also a favorite destination among locals for camping. Truth or Consequences, where the reservoir is located, is also known for its natural hot springs which can be accessed through a variety of hotels and spas around town.