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Sugarite Canyon State Park


Day use hours are 6 a.m. to dusk.
    Posting Dates: 04-02-2021 - 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.
    Posting Dates: 04-02-2021 - ongoing
The park is a popular destination for bird and butterfly watching.
    Posting Dates: 04-02-2021 - ongoing
Sugarite Canyon State Park maintains more than 20 miles of trails. Some trails are open for bicycles and horses. Leashed pets are allowed.
    Posting Dates: 04-02-2021 - 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.
    Posting Dates: 04-02-2021 - ongoing
Rock climbing is allowed on the south face of Little Horse Mesa. Climbers should contact the park in advance to ensure access.
    Posting Dates: 04-02-2021 - ongoing
The name of the park is actually pronounced "Sugar-EET."
    Posting Dates: 04-02-2021 - 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.
    Posting Dates: 04-04-2021 - ongoing
Park maps and brochures are available on the front porch of the Visitor Center, even if the building is closed.
    Posting Dates: 04-04-2021 - ongoing
When you reserve a campsite, if possible please print out a copy of your receipt to put on your vehicle dash.
    Posting Dates: 04-18-2021 - ongoing
Camping is available at Lake Alice Campground on a first come, first serve basis for the Winter Season (10.1.2022 - 4.30.2023). Campers can expect low temperatures below freezing and should prepare accordingly. The Lake Maloya boat dock has been beached in preparation for the winter lake freeze.
    Posting Dates: 11-04-2022 - ongoing
Sugarite Canyon is open to Ice Fishing. Ice Conditions were checked on Monday January 30th. Lake Maloya has 12.5" of Ice (7.25" of clear Ice and 5.25" of soft white ice). Lake Alice is closed due to hazardous Ice Conditions. Ice conditions will be measured again on Friday February 3rd.
    Posting Dates: 01-30-2023 - 02-03-2023


Soda Pocket Campground closed for winter season
    Posting Dates: 10/1/2022 - 4/30/2023


Stage I Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited except in State Park developed camp and picnic grounds where grills and stoves are provided by the State Park.
    Posting Dates: 8/2/2022 - ongoing
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, a developed recreation site/improved site, or while standing in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
    Posting Dates: 8/2/2022 - ongoing

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211 Highway 526
Raton NM 87740

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