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Dam Site Resort and Marina is a full service marina and resort on Elephant Butte Lake for your ‘fun in the sun’. There are boat slips and moorings for all sized boats with a sailboat mast-up facility and overnight slips are $20 a night. The store carries ice, candy, snacks and beverages, swimsuits, hats and other sun products. Fuel, oil and other boating products are also available. Located next to the dam it is easily accessible by boat or car. The resort includes The Historic Lodge at Dam Site was originally the engineering and administrative building during the construction of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Renovation and modernizing have not diminished the historical value of the site which includes many historic photographs throughout the hotel. The historic lakeside tourist cabins were constructed by the CCC in the 1930’s. Amenities are basic due to the historical nature so you must bring your own cooking utensils and dishes, towels and linens are provided. The secluded RV park has plenty of shade trees and overlooks the water with nightly or monthly rates available. The Dam Site Restaurant, Dam Site Lounge and live entertainment will satisfy your taste buds as well as your need for nighttime fun. Nearby Truth or Consequences (originally Hot Springs) offers more lodging, shopping and activities.


Marina del Sur is located on Elephant Butte Lake in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Fees are based on slip size not boat size, monthly, quarterly, semi and annual rates. Slips have 30/50 amp electrical hookups, water hookup, holding tank pump out and gated access. Rentals of ski boats, pontoon boats, kayaks and paddle boats are available. What is an Aqua Lodge? Come spend the night to find out, it sleeps up to ten. The 15th Annual Weekend of Lights Festival, Luminaria Beachwalk & Floating Lights Parade will be held this year on December 12 and starts at Elephant Butte Lake State Park.


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