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Percha Dam State Park
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Percha Dam State Park
Description - Percha Dam State Park may well be the greatest hidden treasure of the New Mexico Sate Park system. Virtually unknown, although word is getting out, it is a quiet and serene getaway under the shade of tall trees. The park is covered with a blanket of grass protected by cottonwood, salt cedar and Russian olive trees. The park provides excellent fishing and bird watching along the river. At an elevation of 4,100 feet, this park covers 80 acres of land and 11,500 acres of lake.

Park amenities include a group shelter, restrooms, showers, and a playground. Camping facilities include 29 developed sites, many with electric hookup.

Attractions - The park is covered with a blanket of grass protected by cottonwood, salt cedar and Russian olive trees. The park provides excellent fishing and bird watching along the river.

Recreation - Recreational opportunities include camping, picnicking, and fishing. Swimming and sunbathing are also activities enjoyed by park visitors. Trails provide hiking opportunities along the river.

Climate - Annual precipitation is 9.81 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 60 to highs around 95. Winter temps range from lows of 24 degrees to highs around 60.

Location - Percha Dam State Park is located in the south western region of the state. It is south of Truth or Consequences on I-25.


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Percha Dam State Park, P.O. Box 32 , Caballo, NM, 87931, Phone: 505-743-3942

Additional Information:
New Mexico Lakes and Reserviors - The wide range of terrain and climates found in the state of New Mexico creates diverse settings for the state's lakes and reservoirs.
New Mexico State Parks - The park system includes many lakes and reservoirs, trail systems connecting the parks with federal lands, botanical and geological interpretive sites, botanical gardens, and even a zoo.

Links:
New Mexico State Parks - Park Map
New Mexico State Parks - Official State Parks Web Site
New Mexico State Parks - Official Agency Website

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