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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.
Compliance with NM State Park Rules is very important! Click for details!

2019 Ice Fishing Tournament Results with pictures!!

Upcoming Events sponsored by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks in 2019:
  • May 11, 2019 - Kid's Fishing Derby at Gravel Pit Lakes at Maverick Campground in Cimarron Canyon State Park. Registration starts at 10 AM - Fish until 1 PM.
  • February 21, 2019 at 5:30 PM - Annual Friends Meeting and Potluck at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center.
  • June 1, 2019 - National Trails Day hike. Location and time to be determined
  • July 2019 date to be determined - Summer Membership potluck
  • August 3, 2019 - River Roundup on the Cimarron River.
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)

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!!

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Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center
42 Marina Way
Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Cimarron Canyon State Park Visitor Center
28869 Highway 64
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
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