Percha Dam State Park

Percha Dam State Park

Quick Facts

Percha Dam State Park

New Mexico

(575) 743-3942

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Things To Do

Overview

Set in the intimate shade of towering cottonwoods, salt cedar and Russian olive trees, is the beautiful Percha Dam State Park. This scenic park features camping, swimming, picnicking, fishing and bird watching right along the Rio Grande. Among the area's best bird-watching locales, many different migratory species can be seen particularly during spring and autumn migration seasons.

Map of Percha Dam (NM)

Latitude, Longitude: 32.869872, -107.305254

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Activities

  • Bird Watching

    There are wonderful opportunities for bird-watching at this site. Migratory species include ducks and geese, American white pelicans, trumpeter swans, sandhill cranes, both great blue and little blue herons, golden eagles, bald eagles, northern goshawks, scaled quail, yellow-rumped warblers, song sparrows, red- winged blackbirds, great-tailed grackles, western meadowlarks, western bluebirds, willow flycatchers, dark-eyed juncos, and yellow-breasted chats.

  • Camping

    The developed campsites are spacious, shady, and serene, and most are close enough to hear the river.

  • Fishing

    The park provides excellent fishing along the river.

  • Hiking

    The park has no designated hiking trails, just paths leading to favorite fishing and bird-watching spots.

  • Picnicking

    There are picnic tables and grills available within the park.

  • RVing

    Developed sites with hookups are available.

Seasonality/Weather

Autumn and spring are a great time to view migratory birds.

Directions

Driving

Percha Dam State Park is 21-miles south of Truth or Consequences via I-25, exit 59.  

Phone Numbers

Primary

(575) 743-3942

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