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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!!

events jan 1 2019

polar stomp 2019

Upcoming Events sponsored by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks in 2019:
  • January 1, 2019 - Polar Bear Challenge Events at Eagle Nest Lake State Park on New Year's Day:
    • Registration and Refreshments begin at 10 AM in the Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center, 42 Marina Way, Eagle Nest NM. Phone: 575-377-1594
  • January 26, 2019 - Ice Fishing Tournament on Eagle Nest Lake. Registration at 6 AM at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center, 42 Marina Way, Eagle Nest NM. Phone 575-377-1594. Submit winning fish to Tournament Judges by 2 PM to be eligible for prizes.
  • 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:
The 2018 Moreno Valley Christmas Bird Count is on December 14th!
Please read the linked press announcement for details!

  • 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

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