Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
|Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park|
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park on the trails.
|Location||Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States|
|Area||305 acres (123 ha)|
|Elevation||3,900 ft (1,200 m)|
|Governing body||New Mexico State Parks Division|
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, preserving a riverside forest (a bosque) along the Rio Grande. The park is located near Las Cruces and just west of Mesilla. The park itself encompasses approximately 305 acres (1.23 km2), at an elevation of 3,900 feet (1,200 m).
The park consists of river woodlands and restored wetlands. It is used by migratory birds, and is popular for birdwatching, walking, and bicycling. It is a day-use only park, and camping is not allowed.
An active Friends of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park group exists to contribute to the park's restoration, recreation, and education missions.
- New Mexico State Parks Division. "Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.