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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. For activities by other entities associated with the 100th Anniversary of Eagle Nest Lake Dam, click here!
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. More information go to our Parks Use Regulations page!
  • January 2018
    • 2018 Ice Fishing Tournament has been cancelled.
      • We regret to announce that the 2018 Eagle Nest Lake Ice Fishing Tournament sponsored by Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks has been cancelled. After considerable discussion, it was the consensus that since there is still open water on Eagle Nest Lake on 1/22/18, it isn't feasible to plan for a successful Ice Fishing Tournament.
      • There is still hope that Eagle Nest Lake will open for Ice Fishing at some point, but trying to "forecast" when that might be just isn't possible. Ice Fishermen are encouraged to continue to check with Eagle Nest Lake State Park at 575-377-1594 to learn the current status as to whether Eagle Nest Lake is open for Ice Fishing.
  • May 2018
    • May 12, 2018
      •  Children’s Fishing Derby at Gavel Pit Lakes, Maverick Campground, Cimarron Canyon State Parks. (Saturday before Mother's Day).
    • May or June TBA 2018 - Eagle Nest Lake Shore Cleanup.
  • June 2018
    • June 2, 2018 National Trails Day Hike (First Saturday in June each year)

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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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