Elephant Butte Lake (NEW MEXICO)
Elephant Butte Lake is impounded by Elephant Butte Dam and is the largest reservoir in New Mexico. Elephant Butte reservoir is also an amazing boat rental and charter boating tours, jet ski rentals, waverunner rentals, sea doo rentals, and PWC personal watercraft rentals. Elephant Butte Lake is part of the largest state park in New Mexico, Elephant Butte State Park. The name “Elephant Butte” refers to a volcanic core similar to Devils Tower in Wyoming. It is now an island in the lake. The butte was said to have the shape of an elephant. Elephant Butte lake has popular recreational activities including water skiing lessons, wakeboarding lessons, wake surfing lessons, and wake skating instruction.