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FRIENDS hosts activities for children and adults at
both Eagle Nest Lake and in Cimarron Canyon. In 
addition, there are ongoing activities as needed and
allowed by COVID restrictions:
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Trail maintenance and development
  • Clean-up days

All events are subject to New Mexico State Park
COVID regulations.


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FISHING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

An ongoing series of informational entries

28th Annual Fish Fest


September 18-26, 2021
All events are subject to New Mexico State Park COVID regulations.


Enjoy a long weekend of fishing on Eagle Nest Lake in September. To make sure this event is still happening, call 575-377-6941 or go to EagleNestCabins.com.

Firemen's BBQ & EMT 911 Sundaes
4th of July Fireworks over the Lake


July 4, 2021

All events are subject to New Mexico State Park COVID regulations.

Enjoy delicious BBQ at the 41st Annual Eagle Nest Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Benefit. Barbecue beef, beans, coleslaw, roll and beverage will be $12 per plate donation. The EMT 911 Sundae proceeds will benefit the Eagle Nest Volunteer Ambulance Service.

After dark, enjoy the firework display over the Eagle Nest Lake.
See State guidelines for the fireworks display this year.

EVENTS AT EAGLE NEST LAKE 

HOSTED BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS


PADDLE IT! 


All events are subject to New Mexico State Park COVID regulations.

Canoe, Kayak and SUP (stand-up paddle board) event on Eagle Nest Lake. For more information, call 505-721-0704, email at [email protected], or go to visiteaglenest.org.

5th Annual Eagle Fest


August 20-22, 2021

Events will be held at the Enchanted Eagle Park in Eagle Nest, NM and hosted by the Village of Eagle Nest.

Bring your family and friends for a weekend of fun. Events include music, hot air balloons, arts & crafts, food & beverages, plus more!  
For  details, call 575-377-2486 or visit eaglenest.org

Shore Clean Up Days


Eagle Nest Lake Shore Clean Up Day


Date to be determined. Meet at the Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center. We will be cleaning the area along the lake bank from the visitor Center to the South Boat Ramp.

River Roundup at Cimarron Canyon State Park


Date to be determined. Help with the most fun treasure hunts of the season. Enjoy a beautiful walk along the shoreline collecting trash and treasures. You will enjoy a great day full of good deeds as we scour the shore. Bring gloves and water. Dress for sunny weather, potentially muddy banks and tall weeds. Trash bags will be provided by the State Park.  Come join the fun!  

Summer FRIENDS Membership Meeting


July 15, 2021 at 5:30 pm at Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center

Come see what FRIENDS is all about. Join us at our Summer Membership Meeting.

National Trails Day Hike


June 2022  

Enjoy a beautiful hike on Clear Creek Trail in Cimarron Canyon. Meet at the Trail head at 9:00 am.

Children's Fishing Derby


May 7, 2022

Fun for children ages 3-11 at the Maverick Campground in Cimarron Canyon State Park. Meet at the Gravel Pit Lakes. Registration starts at 10:00 am and fish until 1:00 pm. For more information call 575-377-1594 or 575-377-6271.

Spring FRIENDS Meeting


To Be Determined, 2022

Come see what FRIENDS is all about and join us at our next meeting TBD. Share your ideas and help us plan events for 2022! Meeting time is from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center at 42 Marina Lane in Eagle Nest.


Friends is a volunteer membership organization that supports activities to enhance visitor experience at Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.  Annual Membership Fee $30 (includes immediate family). Active Members receive a Day-Use Pass for Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks.

Ice Fishing Tournament


January 29, 2022

The Ice Fishing Tournament at Eagle Nest Lake State Park will be hosted by FRIENDS. Information will be made available soon.

Polar Bear Plunge and Stomp


January 1, 2022

Participate in the Polar Bear Stomp along the Eagle Nest Lake Trail. Then take the Polar Bear Challenge and plunge into the Eagle Nest Lake on New Year's Day! Hot beverages and refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to register, however a $5 Park fee will apply. Registration for both events begins at 9 am. Polar Bear Stomp begins at 10 am and the Plunge begins at 11 am. Shoes are required to take the plunge. Come to the Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center, 42 Marina Way, Eagle Nest NM. For event info, call 575-377-1594.  

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FRIENDS OF EAGLE NEST LAKE AND

CIMARRON CANYON STATE PARKS

PO Box 3, Eagle Nest NM 87718

[email protected]

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