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Leasburg Dam State Park, NM

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Leasburg Dam State Park is located about 15 miles north of Las Cruces, NM, just a short distance off I-25. Located along the Rio Grande River, the park offers two campgrounds, hiking trails, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

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We arrived mid-week in November and found several available sites from which to choose. Here we are on site 18 in the Cactus Patch Campground.

Date of visit: Nov 2013

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All 10 sites (15-24) in Cactus Patch are pull-throughs and all have electric (30A) and water hookups. These are sites15 and 16.

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Site 24 is a nice site with a view to the north.

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Site 20.

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Sites 1 and 2 are in the Greasewood Campground. They, along with sites 3 and 4, have been permanently closed due to archeological concerns.

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Site 12 has no hookups.

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Site 14 is a nice site with a view down over the Rio Grande valley. No hookups, though.

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Site 10.

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Site 6 is a back-in site with hookups.

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Sites 8 and 9. Site 9, in the background, does not have hookups.

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This overall view of the Cactus Patch Campground gives you an idea of the setting.

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Located near the office is the modern bathhouse. It was very clean and offeres hot showers.

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One of the features of the park office is a large book-swap area. Leave one, take one.

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There is a large play area for the kids.

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There are several hiking trails through the park.


20 sites: 14 with W/E - $14, 6 with no hookups - $10

Dump station


Good VZW coverage

Coordinates: 32.491266 North, -106.918335 West

Elevation: 4014'