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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
As of April 1st the summer hours for Bluewater State Park are 6am-9pm 4/5/2021 - ongoing
Shoreline camping is now available, however, please follow the current guidelines outlined by the Governor and public Health officials.. 4/15/2021 - ongoing

Brantley Lake (575) 457-2384
No camping or overnight use. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Brantley Lake State Park is open Thursday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. DAY USE only, NO overnight camping allowed. 3/4/2021 - 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
Seasonal Closure of Upper Riverside & Stallion Comfort station in effect from November 4th, 2021 thru March 31st 2022 10/28/2021 - 3/31/2022

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

City of Rocks (575) 536-2800
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Day use hours are from 7AM to 9PM daily. 3/30/2021 - 9/30/2022

Clayton Lake & Dinosaur Trackways 575-374-8808
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/25/2021 - 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
Beginning 11/14/2021 Conchas Lake State Park will be open Thursday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for day use only. Camping will be closed for the winter. The park will be closed Monday - Wednesday. 11/10/2021 - ongoing

Coyote Creek 575-387-2328
Stage II Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited. The use of devices fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three (3) feet of the device. Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building. 12/6/2021 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
Boat ramps are open. However docks are not in the water. 10/11/2021 - ongoing
Beginning 11/14/2021 the main area at Eagle Nest Lake will be open Thurs-Sun 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Moreno and Six Mile Day Use areas will be open daily for day use. Cieneguilla Day Use area is closed for the season. 11/10/2021 - ongoing

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
Hours of operation for day use 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. 3/1/2021 - ongoing
Continue established Seasonal closures of MDS CFS, CFS 2, and Dessert Cove CFS Restrooms September 15, 2021, through March 7, 2022. 9/13/2021 - 3/7/2022
Continue established Seasonal closures of Long Point, Lost Canyon, Cedar Cove, S. Highlands, N. Highlands, Club Cove, Three Sisters, and N. Monticello from September 15, 2021, through March 7, 2022 9/13/2021 - 3/7/2022

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
There are no current fire restrictions at Fenton Lake and the Santa Fe National Forest. 7/1/2021 - ongoing
Campsites 1 through 30 are now closed for the season and will open May 15th 2022. All 5 electric sites will remain open year round. All campsites are 100% reservation only. To make a reservation please call 1-877-664-7787 or visit Reserve America's website. 9/16/2021 - 5/15/2022

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
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

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

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
Park closed for winter season from October 1, 2021, through February 28, 2022. 9/27/2021 - 3/1/2022

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The Pine E Loop comfort station is closed due to vandalism and destruction of property. 7/27/2021 - ongoing

Oasis (575) 356-5331
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - ongoing

Oliver Lee (575) 437-8284
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
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
Both the North and South Comfort Stations are OPEN for use; 10/16/2021 - ongoing
The Exhibit Hall is OPEN DAILY, 9AM-12PM and 1PM-3PM; The Exhibit Hall is CLOSED for lunch from 12PM-1PM; 11/15/2021 - ongoing

Pecos Canyon (505) 670-8196
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
There are no tables available at campsites. There are no fire rings, campfires are not allowed in Pecos Canyon State Park. 7/21/2021 - 12/31/2021
Road leading to Terrero Campground has large pot holes washed out, use caution. 8/17/2021 - ongoing
Campsites in Terrero and Mora are first come first serve through March 31, 2022. Please bring exact change or check for payment in the self pay station. These sties will be by reservation only April 1, 2022-October 31, 2022. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. 11/8/2021 - 10/31/2022

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

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
Fires are now allowed at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in the designated grills and fire rings. 5/20/2021 - ongoing
Santa Rosa Lake is now open to recreational boating. 8/30/2021 - ongoing

Storrie Lake (505) 425-7278
Camping is available by reservation. Primitive Camping is available on a first come first serve basis 5/3/2021 - 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 6/27/2021 - 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
A shower building with flush toilets is available across from the park visitor center. Summer hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m., but the building is closed from 1-2 p.m. for cleaning. 7/23/2021 - ongoing
Campers should bring their own firewood. The Friends of Sugarite have ceased firewood sales until next summer. 9/28/2021 - 5/1/2022

Sumner Lake (575) 355-2541
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - 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

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