Elephant Butte Reservoir
About 30 minutes north of Las Cruces just off Interstate 25, the largest and most popular water-recreation area in the state, Elephant Butte caters to all types of water activities. Boating, fishing, water-skiing, swimming and camping are all popular. There are excellent motels and restaurants as well as good camping facilities. Drive on U.S. Highway 70 through Las Cruces and follow the signs to the levee road at the bridge outside town.