Some New Mexico State Parks Reopen After Floods

Sep 21, 2013

New Mexico officials say two state parks have reopened to boating and swimming after recent heavy rains resulted in widespread flooding.

The New Mexico State Parks Division says Morphy Lake has risen about 2 feet and is open again.

At Coyote Creek State Park, boating, swimming and camping are allowed once again. Repairs are underway to fix the road, fences and the catwalk.

Brantley Lake State Park remains closed to boating and swimming due to debris that washed into the lake. The lake has risen about 16 feet in almost two weeks.

Elephant Butte Lake State Park's main boat ramp is back open, but park officials are warning visitors to watch for potential debris in the water. The lake is now 5 feet higher due to the rain and runoff.

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