Blackwater Locality No. 1 is a National Historic Landmark and one of the most important archaeological sites in the New World.
The site is currently closed for the winter and will reopen on the first weekend in April.
This unique site documents and interprets the earliest Paleoindian cultures in North America. It is a research entity and used as a reference point for Paleoindian Studies in North America and the Southern High Plains. Blackwater Locality No. 1 is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Blackwater Locality No. 1 is about eight miles north of Portales on Highway 467, about five miles north of Highway 70 or 15 miles south of U.S. Highway 84/60. It is one mile north of the Oasis State Park highway exit.
Visitors hike, on tree-lined, primitive dirt trails for one to two hours on the self-guided or guided tours. You may request a driving tours for physically impaired visitors with advance notice. Special guided tours will be arranged in advance. Please call 575-356-5235 for tour information.
Call: (575) 562-2202