Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park

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Coordinates: 32°19′0″N 106°45′0″W / 32.31667°N 106.75000°W / 32.31667; -106.75000
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
New Mexico State Park
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Doña Ana
Location Mesilla
 - elevation 3,900 ft (1,189 m)
 - coordinates 32°19′0″N 106°45′0″W / 32.31667°N 106.75000°W / 32.31667; -106.75000
Area 305 acres (123 ha)
Founded 2003
Management New Mexico State Parks Division
Location of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park in New Mexico

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, preserving a riverside forest (a bosque) along the Rio Grande. The park is located near Las Cruces and just west of Mesilla.[1] The park itself encompasses approximately 305 acres (1.23 km2), at an elevation of 3,900 feet (1,200 m).

The park consists of river woodlands and restored wetlands. It is used by migratory birds, and is popular for birdwatching, walking, and bicycling. It is a day-use only park, and camping is not allowed.

An active Friends of Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park group exists to contribute to the park's restoration, recreation, and education missions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division. "Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park". New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department. 

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