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Annual Events promoted by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon Sate Parks in conjunction with New Mexico State Parks and other entities are listed below.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: To make your visit more enjoyable, please comply with all NM State Park and Wilderness Area rules and regulations, including appropriate passes and permits. Our Parks Use page includes regulations, maps, campgrounds, and more!!

Annual Events sponsored by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks:
  • Polar Bear Stomp and First Day Hike at Eagle Nest Lake State Park on January 1
  • Polar Bear Plunge into Eagle Nest Lake on January 1
  • Ice Fishing Tournament on Eagle Nest Lake on last Saturday in January
  • Annual Meeting of Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks in February. Date TBD
  • National Trails Day Hike first Saturday in June
  • Kid's Fishing Derby at Gravel Pit Lakes, Cimarron Canyon State Park on Saturday before Mothers Day in June
  • Summer Potluck Meeting of Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks in July. Date TBD
  • River Roundup on Cimarron River in Cimarron Canyon State Park, first Saturday in August
Other Events and Activities:
  • Hikes coordinated by the Moreno Valley Trekkers. Click here for more info!
  • Self-guided flora, birding, and fauna trail walks around Eagle Nest Lake and in Cimarron Canyon State Parks. Click here for more info!
  • Paddle It! Canoe, Kayak, and Stand-up Paddle Board event on Eagle Nest Lake. Date TBD. Click here for more info! 
  • Farmer's Market in Eagle Nest on Fridays starting 3rd Friday in June thru 1st Friday in September, 575-377-6188
  • 4th of July Firemen's BBQ, Fireworks over Eagle Nest Lake, and other 4th of July activities. 575-377-2486
  • Fish Fest in September from 1st Saturday thru 2nd Saturday.
  • Eagle Fest in downtown Eagle Nest first Saturday in September.
  • Eagle Nest Lake and Dam tours by water through Eagle Nest Adventures 575-252-3252.
  • Eagle Nest Dam tours by land through Gateway Museum 505-603-9985 (seasonal as available)


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Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center
42 Marina Way
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
575-377-1594

Cimarron Canyon State Park Visitor Center
28869 Highway 64
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
575-377-6271
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