Caballo Lake State Park

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Caballo Lake State Park
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Map showing the location of Caballo Lake State Park
Map showing the location of Caballo Lake State Park
Location of Caballo Lake State Park in New Mexico
LocationSierra, New Mexico, United States
Coordinates32°59′47″N 107°17′13″W / 32.99639°N 107.28694°W / 32.99639; -107.28694Coordinates: 32°59′47″N 107°17′13″W / 32.99639°N 107.28694°W / 32.99639; -107.28694
Area5,384 acres (21.79 km2)
Elevation4,100 ft (1,200 m)
Governing bodyNew Mexico State Parks Division

Caballo Lake State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 16 miles (26 km) south of Truth or Consequences on the Rio Grande.[2] Caballo Lake was created in the 1930s when an earthen dam was built across the Rio Grande. The dam is 96 feet (29 m) tall and 4,558 feet (1,389 m) across. The size of the lake varies by season, but when the lake is full, it is over 11,500 acres (47 km2) in area, and 18 miles (29 km) long, making it New Mexico's third largest lake.

The primary attraction of the lake is fishing, with bass and walleye fishing most popular.[3]


  1. ^ "Caballo Lake State Park Management and Development Plan" (PDF). Retrieved January 6, 2011.
  2. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division. "Caballo Lake State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.
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