Elephant Butte Lake is located in south west New Mexico. Easily accessed from Interstate 25 about 3 hour south of Albuquerque NM International Sunport and about 3 hours North of El Paso Tx International Airport. Located in the town of Elephant Butte, NM, the lake was created by the construction of Elephant Butte Dam in 1911. 3 full service marinas are available with retail stores, boat rentals, food and drinks, fishing tackle and bait as well as Overnight boat slip rentals, RV park with both 50 and 30 amp full hookup sites. and cabin rentals. Fishing is excellent with Striped Bass being the most sought after species. Abundant lrge and smallmouth bass, black bass, white bass, crappie, catfish and perch ensure a full stringer. With major events scheduled throughout the year Elephant Butte Lake is one of the Southwest's biggest and best playgrounds.