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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Group Shelter use is currently not allowed. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
For reservations you can reach Reserve America at 877-664-7787 2/27/2021 - ongoing
Seasonal hours for Bluewater Lake State Park: April 1st to Oct 30th 6am to 9pm Nov 1st to Mar 31st 7am to 5pm 1/11/2022 - ongoing
On March 22, 2022, The Boat ramp and courtesy dock at Bluewater Lake will be temporarily closed. This is due to construction of a new boat ramp that will give greater access to visitors once complete. If you wish to launch your vessel you may at your own risk as there will only be undeveloped shoreline until construction is complete. We apologize for the inconvenience. 3/22/2022 - 7/31/2022
**FIRE RESTRICTIONS** Bluewater State Park, is now in Statewide fire restrictions. Pursuant to NMSA, section 68-2-16 . Igniting, building, maintaining, or using a fire, including charcoal and briquettes. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three (3) feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. 4/24/2022 - 8/31/2022

Brantley Lake (575) 457-2384
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Camping is open in Limestone campground by Reservation only. No primitive camping is allowed in the Park 4/5/2022 - ongoing

Caballo Lake (575) 743-3942
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station located next to Visitor Center is available to the public for use. A $5 vehicle entry fee is required 3/17/2021 - ongoing
Hours of operation for day use 6am to 9pm daily 3/30/2021 - ongoing
Primitive Camping allowed on first come first serve basis 5/17/2021 - ongoing
DIRECTIONS: On Google Maps use “EV Charging Station” as your destination for the Visitor Center. Iphone maps app is correct by typing Caballo Lake State Park. If you end up at Smith Ranch, turnaround head south and make a left onto HWY 187 for six miles and Caballo Lake’s main entrance will be on the left side. 3/17/2022 - ongoing

Cerrillos Hills (505) 474-0196
Looking for an annual pass, but can't make Visitor Center open hours? Call the park phone number. Expect a callback to arrange a meeting time at the visitor center. Only exact cash or check is accepted for payment. 7/2/2021 - ongoing

Cimarron Canyon (575) 377-6271
Cimarron Canyon State Park will open for Day Use effective 6/24/2022. The park will open for camping effective Monday 6/27/22. All campsites are reservation only. To make a reservation log on to www.reserveamerica.com. 6/24/2022 - ongoing

City of Rocks (575) 536-2800
Day use hours are from 7AM to 9PM daily. 3/30/2021 - 9/30/2022

Clayton Lake & Dinosaur Trackways 575-374-8808
Group shelter is now available for use. 5/13/2022 - ongoing

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
New Mexico State Parks issued a “boil water advisory” for the Conchas Lake State Park water system. The water can be made safe by boiling it for at least five minutes at a rolling boil. Alternatively, bottled water can be used. Visitors will be notified when service is returned to normal and the water is again safe to drink. 10/13/2020 - ongoing
All campgrounds in the north area are open. Reservations are required for all developed sites. For reservations visit the park website or call 877-664-7787. 5/10/2022 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
Camping is only allowed in the campground at designated sites. Currently all sites need to be made through Reserve America. https://www.reserveamerica.com/explore/eagle-nest-lake/NM/430008/overview 3/28/2022 - ongoing

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
El Vado Dam Project: The Bureau of Reclamation has begun renovation of the El Vado Dam. Due to periodic closures of State Road 112 over the El Vado dam, access to the Main Campground will be restricted at times to State Road 112 west from Hwy 84. Hargroves and Sands Cove Campgrounds access will be limited to State Road 112 west of the dam. Call the park office for any updates. 4/19/2022 - ongoing
El Vado Lake State Park is open to developed, overnight camping by reservation and first come/first serve in the following campgrounds: Grassy Point, Elk Run, and Pinon Beach. Primitive (pack in/out) camping is available at the South Point, Sands Cove, Hargrove's, and Peninsula camping areas. 5/16/2022 - 12/1/2022

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
Hours of operation for day use 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. 3/1/2021 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
Fenton Lake is now 100% Reservation only for camping. To make reservations please call 1-877-664-7787. 4/1/2021 - ongoing
Starting the 24th of June, Fenton Lake State Park will open for day use only from 6:00Am-9:00PM. Camping reservations will begin the following Monday June 27th. Fenton Lake will remain in a level 2 fire restriction so only propane, butane, or liquid gas. 6/23/2022 - 6/27/2022

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
Heron Lake State Park developed campgrounds are open for RESERVATION ONLY camping. Campgrounds requiring a reservation are: Willow, Blanco, Brushy Point, Island View, Salmon Run, Ridge Rock, Ponderosa, La Laja and Piedra Vista. Remote camping is available without a reservation at Little Oso, Rincon, and Shore line between Sierra Vista and La Laja boat ramps. Remote camping fee is $8.00 per night payable at any pay station or the park office 7/26/2021 - ongoing
The primitive boat launch is available for launching small craft. 4 wheel drive is recommended. The primitive boat launch is located just east of La Laja boat launch and is marked with traffic cones. 5/17/2022 - ongoing
There will be an interpretive presentation on Snakes at the Heron Lake State Park Visitor Center on Saturday, July 23rd, 2022. Visitors Welcome 6/16/2022 - 7/23/2022

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
Hyde Park will open to day use Friday 24 June and will open to camping Monday 27 June. 6/24/2022 - 6/27/2022

Leasburg Dam 575-524-4068
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Leasburg Dam State Park day-use open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Playground is now open for park visitors. 4/7/2021 - ongoing
Restrooms and showers now open 4/16/2021 - ongoing

Manzano Mountains (505) 469-7608
The access road into the park may be muddy during inclement weather. Improvements were made in 2022 but the road is not paved and can be hazardous when saturated. 3/30/2022 - ongoing
Manzano Mountains State Park will be open for day-use only on Friday, June 24th from 10 am-3pm and Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th from 10 am-5pm. The park will open for camping Monday June 27th. All campsites require reservations. Visit reserveamerica.com 6/23/2022 - 6/28/2022
Manzano Mountains State Park is open for camping. All campsites require reservations. Visit ReserveAmerica.com 6/27/2022 - 10/1/2022

Mesilla Valley Bosque (575) 523-4398
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Mesilla Vally Bosque Park is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check the website for Holiday Closures. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

Morphy Lake (575) 387-2328
Morphy Lake is currently closed due to the Calf Canyon Fire. 4/22/2022 - ongoing
Stage III Fire Restrictions. The park is closed to visitors due to extreme fire danger. The park will remain closed until further notice. 5/23/2022 - ongoing

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
After completing your reservation, please print two copies of your confirmation. One copy will remain on the dashboard of your vehicle, and the other will be placed on the post at your campsite. If you are unable to print your confirmation, fill out a permit with the details of your reservation, including your confirmation number. Permits are available at self-pay stations and park staff. 4/1/2022 - ongoing

Oasis (575) 356-5331
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Oliver Lee (575) 437-8284
The park's gate is open 24/7. 3/31/2021 - ongoing
Vault toilets are available in the campground. 3/31/2021 - ongoing

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
DAY-USE hours 7AM-4PM; Park gates are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Camping via reservation is HIGHLY recommended; The total number of "first come, first take" sites is very limited; “First Come, First Take” sites are as follows: SL-37, SL-47, SL-48, SL-49, SL-50, SL-52, SL-53; 4/16/2021 - ongoing
The Exhibit Hall is OPEN by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call and check for staff availability (575-531-2711); 5/31/2022 - 9/30/2022
The North Comfort Station is OPEN for use. The South Comfort Station is CLOSED for the summer season; 6/1/2022 - 8/31/2022

Pecos Canyon (505) 670-8196
Pecos Canyon State Park is CLOSED to all visitors. No camping. No day use. 5/3/2022 - 6/30/2022
Pecos Canyon State Park is CLOSED to all visitors. No camping. No day use. 6/16/2022 - 7/29/2022

Percha Dam (575) 743-3942
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Hours of operation for day use 6am to 9pm daily 3/30/2021 - ongoing
Lower Comfort Station is open. Showers are also available at the Lower Comfort Station. 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Dry Camping Allowed on first come first serve basis 5/17/2021 - ongoing

Rio Grande Nature Ctr. (505) 344-7240
Nature Shop hours vary based on volunteer availability. Please call ahead to check daily hours. (505)344-7240 4/27/2021 - ongoing
Park grounds are open 7 days a week to all visitors from 8 am to 5 pm. The Visitor Center is open 10 am to 4 pm. 6/29/2021 - ongoing
Hazard limb warning: Some species of trees commonly “self prune.” Poplars are most known for branch drop and cottonwoods (Populous deltoids) are poplars. Their branches tend to drop Spring through Fall with most drops happening at the time the leaves are falling. While stressors can contribute (high winds, heavy snowfall, ice, disease and insects) the branches drop under healthy circumstances as well. 10/12/2021 - ongoing
Construction of a new carport and solar array is set to begin June 13th. There will be some rerouting of trails within the park to accommodate. Power may be off on June 29th. Please contact the park before visiting if you want to make a membership or gift shop purchase. 6/8/2022 - 6/30/2022
Our Cooper's Hawk parents are VERY protective of their brood. Please avoid the closed area of the Mariposaville Garden and do not linger near the nest or hawks. 6/23/2022 - 7/20/2022

Rockhound (575) 546-6182
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Santa Rosa Lake (575) 472-3110
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Campfires: Currently banned at Santa Rosa Lake State Park unless the following exceptions are met: For cooking or heating devices that use kerosene, white gas or propane as a fuel in an improved camping area that is cleared of all flammable vegetation for at least 30 feet or has a water source. 2/21/2022 - ongoing
Santa Rosa Lake is closed to all motorized boating effective June 22, 2022. The lake will remained closed until we receive enough water to safely re-open the lake. 6/21/2022 - ongoing

Storrie Lake (505) 425-7278
Group Shelter is for DAY USE ONLY 7am to 9pm. To reserve group shelter you need to reserve it on reserveamerica.com or call 877-664-7787 3/30/2022 - ongoing
Camping is available by reservation. Primitive Camping is available on a first come first serve basis 3/30/2022 - ongoing

Sugarite Canyon (575) 445-5607
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Day use hours are 6 a.m. to dusk. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Lake Maloya and Lake Alice are periodically stocked with rainbow trout. In addition, prior to 2020, the Friends of Sugarite annually stocked Lake Maloya with three-to-five-pound trophy trout. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The park is a popular destination for bird and butterfly watching. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Sugarite Canyon State Park maintains more than 20 miles of trails. Some trails are open for bicycles and horses. Leashed pets are allowed. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The remains of the historic Sugarite Coal Camp are located in the park. Prior to arrival, visitors can download a free Flyover Country field guide app to their cellphones for the Sugarite Coal Camp trail. In addition, printed self-guided tour pamphlets are available at the Visitor Center. In-person tours are offered during the summer season or by appointment. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Rock climbing is allowed on the south face of Little Horse Mesa. Climbers should contact the park in advance to ensure access. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The name of the park is actually pronounced "Sugar-EET." 4/2/2021 - ongoing
There is no wifi nor cell phone service in the park. Visitors needing a connection must drive about a mile south of the park and pull off the road, or look for a wifi location in Raton six miles from the park. 4/4/2021 - ongoing
Park maps and brochures are available on the front porch of the Visitor Center, even if the building is closed. 4/4/2021 - ongoing
When you reserve a campsite, if possible please print out a copy of your receipt to put on your vehicle dash. 4/18/2021 - ongoing
Soda Pocket Campground is open through Sept. 30, 2021 and will close for the winter on Oct. 1. Campers arriving after dark must have the gate code to access the campground. The code is included in the reservation confirmation. Campers can also call the park at 575-445-5607 to get the code. The gate is locked overnight from dusk until 7 a.m. 7/23/2021 - ongoing
Because of drought and water shortage, the shower building will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays ONLY until further notice, starting on June 20. 6/20/2022 - ongoing

Sumner Lake (575) 355-2541
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Villanueva (575) 421-2957
Camping is available by reservation. A limited number of first-come, first-serve campsites are also available. Making reservations is encouraged. 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Group Shelter is for DAY USE ONLY 7am to 9pm. To reserve group shelter you need to reserve it on reserveamerica.com or call 877-664-7787 6/1/2021 - ongoing
Park Gate Hours- 7AM to 7PM October Thru April 7AM To 9PM April Thru September 10/7/2021 - ongoing
Dump Station Closed For Maintenance Repair 3/17/2022 - ongoing

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