Percha Dam State Park


Percha Dam at Percha Dam State Park
Percha Dam at Percha Dam State Park
Fisherman in the water 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.

Fisherman below the dam at Percha Dam State Park
Fisherman below the dam at Percha Dam State Park
Photos courtesy of New Mexico State Parks