The park (five miles northeast of Truth or Consequences
) is home to New Mexico's largest lake, which is 45 miles long and four miles wide, with 38,000 surface acres. The lake has excellent fishing for black and white bass, catfish, pike, crappie and trout, also boating, waterskiing, and hiking. There are picnic sites, water fountains and restrooms, RV hookups, and a nine-hole golf course nearby. Also a wonderful visitor center with exhibits describing area history and the story of ElephantButte Dam.