Monday, 25 March 2013

Caballo Lake, NM

After leaving Deming we drove to El Paso where we got our annual Texas Inspection Certificates before heading on to Caballo Lake RV Park 
A lovely lady called CJ owns the park, all the sites have full hook-ups with 50/30 amp and picnic tables with a view of the lake and the Caballo Mountains behind.   This was the view from our picnic table.

On the other side of the lake a 4WD dirt road runs along the Caballo mountains where prospectors still search for gold.  We thought of taking a drive in that direction, but despite having 4WD we have learned that our truck is sometimes a little too big for these types of roads.

It was bright and sunny the day we arrived, but the next morning was a little more overcast, a sign of the storm that’s arrived this weekend with its strong winds and cooler temperatures. 

A trail that leads down to the lake, which is very low, I’m pretty certain this sign should be in the water as a warning to boaters not on dry land! 

This is the view of the lake looking towards the state park.

As we discovered at Elephant Butte Lake, you can no longer drive over the dam, but we took the road to the other part of the state park along the Rio Grande. The river was very low, after all those John Wayne films when we were kids it’s not how we imagined the Rio Grande would be.
This view of the lake is from the primitive camping area.

We really enjoyed our stay at Caballo Lake RV Park and next time we’re in this area we’ll definitely return.

Have fun, we are!

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