Percha Dam State Park
Percha Dam at Percha Dam State Park
Percha Dam State Park is an 80-acre park built around Percha Dam, an irrigation dam built back in 1917 to provide water for agricultural users in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Since that time, Percha Dam State Park has evolved into one of the top five bird-watching sites in New Mexico, especially active during the spring and fall migration seasons. Percha Dam State Park is also a learning destination in the Outdoor Classroom Program of the New Mexico Department of Public Education.
Percha Dam State Park offers a visitor center, group picnic shelter, 50 developed campsites (30 with electrical hookups), a playground, restrooms and showers. Activities available include swimming, fishing, picnicking, wildlife watching and exploring the interpretive exhibits on the property.
Fees: Day-use: $5 per vehicle; Pedestrians and bicyclists get in free. Camping: Primitive sites: $8 per site per night. Developed sites: $10 per site per night. Developed site with either electric or sewer: $14 per site per night. Developed site with both electric and sewer: $18 per site per night. Water hookups aren't always available but when they are, they're free. The park gate is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Fisherman below the dam at Percha Dam State Park
Percha Dam State Park area map