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El Vado Lake State Park

El Vado Lake State Park is a recognized dark sky location in New Mexico for stargazing and astronomy activities.


El Vado Lake State Park is rated Bortle Class 2.


As a U.S. state park, various camping options may be available, including frontcountry camping, dispersed camping (boondocking), and backcountry (backpacking/primitive) camping. Also, electric bicycles are allowed on all trails (motorized and non-motorized). A permit may be required.

For more info, see their website. See also all dark sky places in NM.