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The City of
Elephant Butte

Phillip Mortensen


575-744-4892 ext: 100


575-744-4892  ext: 104

Rani Bush

City Clerk


Fire Chief


103 Water Ave.
PO Box 1080
Elephant Butte, NM 87935

     In July 1998, the City of Elephant Butte became New Mexico’s 101st incorporated community. For over a year preceding the incorporation, a group of enthusiastic, community-minded citizens completed population census and financial analysis, as well as a surveyed citizen attitudes toward incorporation before the actual vote was held. After incorporation, a solid Mayor and Council form of government was established.

     The City of Elephant Butte is home to the largest lake in the state and also The Sierra Del Rio Golf Course. We are the premier destination for recreational boating in the beautiful state of New Mexico. Enjoy our local restaurants, hotels, motels, fishing guides, watercraft sales and rentals, city park and our beautiful walking trail.

     Elephant Butte is a unique community with friendly customer service oriented staff.  Residents and visitors enjoy a relaxing time at The Sierra Del Rio Golf Course for a round of 18-hole golf course, restaurant and bar, pro-shop all with breathtaking views of Turtleback Mountain.

Our City hosts annual events which can be viewed on our City Calendar. We have a grand Community Center to accommodate large gatherings. Schedule your event today.

     We offer a relaxing “Lake Lifestyle” community and invite you to come live and work where you play. 

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