Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

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Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park on the trails.jpg
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park on the trails.
Map showing the location of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
Map showing the location of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
Location of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park in New Mexico
LocationDoña Ana, New Mexico, United States
Coordinates32°19′0″N 106°45′0″W / 32.31667°N 106.75000°W / 32.31667; -106.75000Coordinates: 32°19′0″N 106°45′0″W / 32.31667°N 106.75000°W / 32.31667; -106.75000
Area305 acres (123 ha)
Elevation3,900 ft (1,200 m)
Established2003
Governing bodyNew 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.[1] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division. "Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

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