Saturday, March 29, 2014

Caballo Lake

Home for 2 weeks parked on the lake

 Three weeks in New Mexico, and so far so good! The people at the parks seem incredibly laid back. Haven't been hassled, or told the rules and regulation only  been told to enjoy my stay. Just show your pass at the gate, and away you go with no additional paperwork. Having garbage cans, and hot showers is a well added bonus. Not bad for $18.75 a month. Here's a few pics......



 Possible boondocking sites across the lake. Not sure if you need a permit, or not? Caballo Lake is 11000 acres a 1 1/2 across, and 11 miles long. Stocked with bass, catfish, crappie, and walleye. Hmmm fishing license? Looks like most the State parks are right on the lake.
You can camp wherever you wish unless theres hook ups then theres a fee. People even set up tents on the boat launch. The Turtle parked in the primitive camping area, which is huge, very quiet. Except for a few fisherman on the weekends. Definitely four legged friend friendly. Hope the rest of the parks have such open camping.

Huh? Thanks for visiting! Good day!

14 comments:

  1. Nice big lake. Views go on forever. Hope you have a great stay. I might ask about a separate fishing license. When I called White Mountain they said a separate license was needed for fishing. Of course that's a different place but even when camping at the AZ. lakes you still had to have a fishing license

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    1. Hey Jo! Yeah you'll need a separate license on the reservation lakes. Yeah I know need to have a license just contemplating if it'll be something Ill use all summer or if its a whim. Happy trails!

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  2. nm requires a license if you are 12 or older. i think. i didn't hurt myself there.

    peaceup raz

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    1. Yep $53 for a non resident. Still pondering.

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  3. Hey Ryan, since your already in New Mexico, have you heard about the Forest Fenn treasure. Just alittle hiking around and It could all be yours. Theres a few people looking for it and the have a chat page on the web. If you havn`t heard of it you may be interested.

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    1. Thanks Dan! Interesting stuff been googling it this morning. Hopefully Ill stumble across it on one of my hikes.

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  4. Have you heard of geocaching? They might have that with the NM state parks, which makes another cool thing for you to do on your hikes! We have it in North Carolina and it is pretty cool with the kids here.

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    1. Hey Anne, Yep heard of it. Never really looked into it. Guess ill have to do a little more investigating.

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  5. I was parked right near you - on the other side of the little canal. I was on the parking lot overlooking the lake. You have a great spot there. I've since moved to Riverside Campground on the river, right down the road from where you are. I wondered if that white RV in your photo is The Palms, but I think I was a bit further down. Enjoy! :)

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    1. I thought that rig looked offlaly familiar. Now I know why :) Have fun at riverside havent checked it out, but already heading north.

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  6. While you're there, be sure to check out the south end of the lake near the dam. Above the dam is Percha Flats for dry camping, and below the dam is Riverside CG which includes dry camping along the Rio Grande. Both are considered part of Caballo Lake SP so won't extend the two week limit.

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    1. Thanks for the tips.Already on my way north, but ill be sure to check it out next time. Was wondering how the 2 week limit worked between the 2

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    2. If you're headed to Elephant Butte Lake State Park, the best camping is on the north end. South Monticello is a much nicer campground than Lion Beach. Also, a lot of dry camping locations toward the north end you'll need to explore.

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    3. Here now at Elephant butte the main park. Planning a hike to the dam, then Ill go check out Monticello point. Thanks again for all the tips

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