Between 1910 and 1916 Elephant Butte Dam was built, when it was completed it was the worlds largest irrigation reservoir.
We drove up to the Winding Roads picnic area, which was, I think, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps the picnic tables have fabulous views over the ‘Elephant’ Butte and lake.
From there we continued on to Paseo Del Rio, also built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, where we followed the trail along the Rio Grande
After that we strolled back past old fish ponds, which although no longer in use are still in remarkably good condition.
There are campsites all around the lake and along the Paseo Del Rio, some are primitive and some with full hook-ups.
Have fun, we are!