Reservoirs and river flows create many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Water releases from upstream reservoirs are timed, whenever possible, to create a flowing river conducive to rafting and kayaking on the Rio Chama.
Reservoirs and the recreational facilities throughout the state are used by boaters, skiers, fishermen, campers and hikers.
Employees at Elephant Butte Field Division host C.A.S.T. for Kids, an opportunity for disabled youth to experience the thrill of fishing for the first time.