NM State Parks & Historic Sites

New Mexico State Parks 

The State Parks Division of the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department manages 35 State Parks throughout New Mexico. State Parks feature an array of backdrops that are as diverse as they are spectacular, from amazing geological features at City of Rocks State Park, to a breathtaking lake view set amongst towering Ponderosa Pines at Fenton Lake State Park to Bottomless Lakes State Park, which offers sinkhole lakes, ranging from 17 to 90 feet deep.  State Parks are rich with history and unusual wildlife.   All State Parks require a Film and Photography Permit and at least a thirty day notice. The cost progresses depending on the scope and needs of the project. Permits can be submitted to the Park Superintendent and are referred to the State Park Business Enterprise Coordinator for final approval.   For State Parks Film and Photography Permit application questions and information, or for State Park filming location suggestions or guidance, contact Grady Barrens, Business Enterprise Coordinator at (505) 476-3393 or grady.barrens@state.nm.us.

New Mexico State Park Office

Bluewater Lake (Grants): (505) 876-2391
Bottomless Lakes (Roswell): (575) 624-6058
Brantley Lake (Carlsbad): (575) 457-2384
Caballo Lake, Percha Dam (Caballo): (575) 743-3942
Cimarron Canyon (Cimarron): (575) 377-6271
City of Rocks (Deming): (575) 536-2800
Clayton Lake (Clayton): (575) 374-8808
Conchas Lake (Tucumcari): (575) 868-2270
Coronado State Park (Bernalillo): (505) 867-5589
Coyote Creek, Morphy Lake (Mora): (575) 387-2328
Elephant Butte Lake (Truth or Consequences): (575) 744-5923
El Vado Lake (Tierra Amarilla): (575) 588-7247
Fenton Lake (Los Alamos): (505) 829-3630
Heron Lake (Tierra Amarilla): (575) 588-7470
Hyde Memorial State Park (Sante Fe): (505) 983-7175
Leasburg State Park (Las Cruces): (575) 524-4068
Living Desert State Park (Carlsbad): (575) 887-5516
Manzano Mountains State Park (Mountainair): (505) 847-2820
Mesilla Valley: (575) 524-4068
Navajo Lake (Farmington): (505) 632-2278
Oasis State Park (Portales): (575) 356-5331
Oliver Lee Memorial Park (Alamogordo): (575) 437-8284
Pancho Villa State Park (Columbus): (575) 531-2711
Rio Grande Nature Center (Albuquerque): (505) 344-7240
Rockhound State Park (Deming): (575) 546-6182
Santa Rosa Lake (Santa Rosa): (575) 472-3110
Storrie Lake (Las Vegas): (505) 425-7278
Sugarite Canyon (Raton): (575) 445-5607
Sumner Lake (Fort Sumner): (575) 355-2541
Ute Lake (Logan): (575) 487-2284
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Eaglenest): (575) 377-6900
Villanueva State Park (Villanueva): (575) 421-2957

New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources 

Department of Cultural Affairs
2040 South Pacheco
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505 – 5472

Historic Sites 

New Mexico Historic Sites: Coronado (Bernalillo), Bosque Redondo Memorial (Fort Sumner), Fort Selden (Radium Springs), Fort Stanton, Los Luceros (Alcalde),  Jemez (Jemez Springs) and the town of Lincoln represents seven historic and cultural sites dating from 1300-1891 AD with Pueblo ruins, military forts, mission churches, historic trails and a frontier town. For more information please visit: http://nmhistoricsites.org/.

Permits ensure that the historic structures and cultural sites are protected and that visitor use is unimpeded. Historic Sites is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. Contact for permits/fees: Historic Sites Santa Fe Office via email: DCA-NMHS-info@state.nm.us.

State Land Office 

The New Mexico State Land Office manages 8.75 million acres of surface estate and 13 million acres of mineral estate for agriculture/grazing, oil, gas & mineral activities are distributed to the beneficiaries – the public schools. State trust lands are located throughout the state and may be available for filmmaking by acquiring a Right of Entry permit from the Surface Resources Division located in Santa Fe.

Anthony Vigil
Surface Resources Division Director
(505) 827-5710