Dam Site
Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Welcome to

Dam Site Historic District

Lakeside cabins, hotel, RV Park, and marina managed by Lago Rico, Inc.


The Historic Dam Site Recreation area is situated overlooking Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico and is a unique gateway to explore the rich history, nature, and exciting recreational lake activities in the area. The Dam Site offers:

Welcome Center

Information, displays, and pictures from the construction of the dam. Small gift shop. Friendly staff will be happy to answer questions about the area. Reserve or check in to rooms here.


Hotel styled rooms in historic building with porch overlooking Elephant Butte Lake.


Lakeside cabins offered in different configurations including kitchenettes. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.


Cozy two-bedroom houses with kitchens located in a quiet canyon near the lake. Available for long and short-term stays.

RV Park

Secluded and shady RV Park with both 30 AMP and 50 AMP hookups.


Covered and uncovered slips, store, and kayak / stand-up paddleboard rentals on Elephant Butte Lake.