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Caballo, New Mexico is located 16 miles south of Truth or Consequences on Highway 187.

Caballo is home to Sierra County’s second lake, Caballo Reservoir, framed by one of Sierra County’s many beautiful backdrops: the Caballo Mountains. Caballo Lake State Park sits between the lake and Highway 187.

Fun Facts: The radio and TV towers visible on the Caballo Range’s Timber Mountain are at an elevation of 7565 feet, the highest point of the Caballo Range. On the southern end of the range is a formation that locals call Resting Chief.

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”Resting Chief” formation in the Caballo Mountains

Caballo Lake is down-stream from Elephant Butte Lake. It is smaller and quieter than Elephant Butte but with similar fishing and water sports opportunities.

In times of low water levels, motorized water craft are prohibited at Caballo Lake. Call 575-743-3942 for more information. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are allowed any time, as are camping and fishing.

Exceptional birding opportunities await you at Caballo year-round, whether you are out on the water, wandering the park’s vast cactus gardens — home to yucca, century plants, ocotillo, prickly pear and more — or relaxing at a campsite. The Caballo Mountains are also popular spots for rock hunters, rock climbers and 4-wheelers.

Caballo Businesses & Attractions

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Caballo Lake RV Park

Caballo Lake RV Park is quiet with beautiful views of the lake and mountains.
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Caballo Lake State Park

Located 20 miles downstream from Elephant Butte, Caballo Lake offers RV & tent camping, kayaking, fishing, and birdwatching.
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Caballo Lake State Park Campground

The State Park campground offers lake access, EV charging stations, and great birdwatching.
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Caballo Tavern

An authentic dive bar with a pool table, occasional karaoke & deejay, full liquor license.
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Lakeview RV Park

Great views of Caballo Lake and mountains, near the state park main gate.
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Lil Abner’s RV Park & General Store

Lil Abner’s is a convenience store selling groceries and snacks, fishing supplies including bait, automotive supplies, and camping supplies.
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Percha Dam State Park

Percha Dam State Park, south of Caballo Lake along the Rio Grande, offers shady campsites, river fishing, and exceptional birdwatching.
Percha Dam State Park, located between Caballo and Arrey NM.

Percha Dam State Park Campground

Camping, picnicking, fishing and some of the best bird-watching available on the Rio Grande. 
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Shattuck Vineyard

A tasting room and vineyard selling Shattuck wine and New Mexican beer.