In Eastern New Mexico near Portales and the Texas state line, Oasis State Park is a true oasis in the middle of the rough sand dunes and arid weather of Eastern New Mexico. With cottonwood trees and plenty of shade, visitors find Oasis State Park a peaceful place to enjoy the natural scenery or the great fishing.
At Oasis State Park, many visitors to come fish in the small lake, stocked with rainbow trout in winter and catfish in the summer. Oasis State Park is open all year-round. You can make reservations for some of the campsites online or by phone, and many sites are first-come, first-served.
All sites have at least water available, and many with water and electricity, a few with full hookups for RVs. There is a group picnic shelter that may also be reserved for larger parties. The park has a playground for families with children and educational programs.
There are several trails for those interested in hiking and mountain biking, and the park is a great place to view wildlife. If you hike with your pets, always bring water and waste bags. Keep dogs leashed at all times and do not bring aggressive dogs or unvaccinated puppies.
Be respectful of park rules and of other park guests. Do not allow your dog to bother others who are enjoying the park. If you have a horse, there are horseback riding areas, and horses are permitted overnight in specific areas. The park requires you to call ahead if you plan to bring your horse.
Clean up after your animals promptly and leave the park as clean as you found it. There is a caution with water quality at the park, as high nitrate levels have been detected. It is always a good idea to bring clean drinking water. If you are in Eastern New Mexico and looking for a peaceful, pet-friendly spot to camp or fish, Oasis State Park can’t be missed!