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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
NOTICE: We are sorry, this park remains closed until further notice. Please check back as we are opening additional parks in stages. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this public health crisis. 5/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

Bottomless Lake (575) 988-3638
Lea Lake Recreation Area will remain closed until further notice, no swimming or access to Lea Lake will be available. 5/29/2020 - ongoing
Bottomless Lakes State Park will re-open for day use only on May 30, 2020. The park will be open Thursday-Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/30/2020 - ongoing
Camping and overnight use remains closed in state parks. Groups shelter remain closed and all events are cancelled. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Brantley Lake (575) 457-2384
To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people, no parking within ten feet of another vehicle. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces will be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 5/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Brantley Lake State Park is open Saturday-Sunday, 7AM-5PM for day-use only. Overnight use and campgrounds will remain closed. Seven Rivers Day Use Area will be open. All other areas remain closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Caballo Lake (575) 743-3942
To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people, no parking within ten feet of another vehicle. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 4/30/2020 - 12/31/2020
Caballo Lake State Park is open for day-use Thursday-Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/28/2020 - ongoing

Cimarron Canyon (575) 377-6271
• New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, non-residents are not allowed within the park at this time. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
Cimarron Canyon State Park is operating under reduced days and hours. No camping is allowed. The park is open for day use activity from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Thursday through Sunday. The following areas in the park remain closed: Ponderosa Campground and Blackjack Campground. Visitor centers remain closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

City of Rocks (575) 536-2800
City of Rocks State Park will re-open for day use only on May 15, 2020. The park will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/15/2020 - ongoing

Clayton Lake & Dinosaur Trackways 575-374-8808
• Clayton Lake State Park and Dinosaur Trackways is operating under reduced days and hours. No camping is allowed. The park is open for day use activity from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm from Friday through Sunday. The following areas in the park remain closed: Roadrunner Group Shelter, Star Point Observatory. Visitor centers, playgrounds, and comfort stations remain closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, non-residents are not allowed within the park at this time. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
• Conchas Lake State Park is operating under reduced days and hours. No camping is allowed. The park is open for day use activity from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm from Friday through Sunday. The following areas in the park remain closed: Bell Point Campground, North Area Campground, Central Campground. Visitor centers and comfort stations remain closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, non-residents are not allowed within the park at this time. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Coyote Creek 575-387-2328
• Coyote Creek State Park is operating under reduced days and hours. No camping is allowed. The park is open for day use activity from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm from Friday through Sunday. The following areas in the park remain closed: YCC sites, Encino Camping Loop. Visitor centers, playgrounds, and comfort stations remain closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, non-residents are not allowed within the park at this time. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
• Eagle Nest Lake State Park is operating under reduced days and hours. No camping is allowed. The park is open for day use activity from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Thursday through Sunday. The following areas in the park remain closed: Cieneguilla Day Use Area. The Visitor Center remains closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, non-residents are not allowed within the park at this time. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
El Vado State Park will re-open for day use only on May 30, 2020. The park will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/28/2020 - 12/31/2020

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
To manage for capacity at Elephant Butte Lake the following measures will be implemented: Visitation will be kept at approximately 25% capacity. Three areas will be open: 1) Main Area; 2) Rock Canyon; and 3) Long Point. When the park reaches capacity, park officials will hold vehicles at entrances and admit vehicles one at a time as other vehicles leave the park. Visitors will be directed to recreational areas that are under capacity. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
Elephant Butte Lake State Park is open for day use Thursday-Sunday, 6AM-6PM . The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies 8/3/2020 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
NOTICE: We are sorry, this park remains closed until further notice. Please check back as we are opening additional parks in stages. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this public health crisis. 5/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
Access to the Rio Chama Trail Head staircase remains closed at this time for repairs. Visitors can access the trail by utilizing the BOR access road to the Chama River then to the suspension bridge. We will keep the public informed of any changes. Thank you for your patience ! 4/30/2018 - ongoing
Heron Lake State Park will re-open for day use only on May 30, 2020. The park will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/28/2020 - ongoing

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
Hyde Memorial State Park will re-open for day use only on June 1, 2020. The park will be open Thursday-Sunday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 6/1/2020 - ongoing
Hyde Park Seasonal Laborer Term: Up to 12 pay periods (24 weeks) Pay: $14 per hour How to apply: Submit resume to Mark Walls via email marka.walls@state.nm.us Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to perform maintenance and landscaping tasks to maintain a park, restroom facilities and buildings, maintain and operate vehicles and landscaping equipment. This position will assist park visitors and assist in fee collection. 6/4/2020 - 8/31/2020

Leasburg Dam 575-524-4068
Leasburg State Park is open for day use Thursday-Sunday, 7AM-4PM. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Living Desert 575-887-5516
Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park will re-open for day use only on May 15, 2020. The park will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies 5/15/2020 - 12/31/2020

Manzano Mountains (505) 469-7608
Wildland/Urban Interface and Hazardous Fuels Reduction is planned for Manzano Mountains State Park beginning early spring 2020 and will be completed fall 2020. 2/18/2020 - 10/31/2020
NOTICE: We are sorry, this park remains closed until further notice. Please check back as we are opening additional parks in stages. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this public health crisis. 5/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

Mesilla Valley Bosque (575) 523-4398
Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park will re-open for day use only on May 15, 2020. The park will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/15/2020 - 12/31/2020

Morphy Lake (575) 387-2328
NOTICE: We are sorry, this park remains closed until further notice. Please check back as we are opening additional parks in stages. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this public health crisis. 5/1/2020 - 12/31/2020

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Navajo Lake State Park will re-open for day use only on June 1, 2020. The park will be open daily from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 6/1/2020 - ongoing

Oasis (575) 356-5331
Oasis State Park will re-open for day use only on May 15, 2020. The park will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/15/2020 - 12/31/2020

Oliver Lee (575) 437-8284
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park will re-open for day use only on May 15, 2020. The park will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies 5/14/2020 - 12/31/2020

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
Pancho Villa State Park will re-open for day use only on May 15, 2020. The park will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/15/2020 - 12/31/2020

Pecos Canyon (505) 476-3355
Based on the current public health order, only New Mexico residents may enter New Mexico State Parks. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/21/2020 - ongoing
Pecos Canyon State Park - Mora, Burt Clancy, Terrero and Willow Creek areas are open Thursday – Sunday 8 AM – 5 PM for day use activity only. Gates for these areas are locked at 5 PM. No camping is allowed in the park at this time. Roadside day use fishing areas are open for day use hours only 6AM – 9PM daily. Open for New Mexico Residence Only. 7/21/2020 - ongoing
Pecos Canyon State Park opened for day use only on June 1, 2020. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 7/21/2020 - ongoing

Percha Dam (575) 743-3942
Percha Dam State Park will re-open for day use only on May 30, 2020. The park will be open Thursday-Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/28/2020 - 12/31/2020

Rio Grande Nature Ctr. (505) 344-7240
New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, NM state Parks are open to NM residents only. Anyone coming to New Mexico from out of state is required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to the state. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in public settings. Violators could face citations and $100 fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/13/2020 - 8/31/2020

Rockhound (575) 546-6182
Rockhound State Park will re-open for day use only on May 15, 2020. The park will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 5/15/2020 - 12/31/2020

Santa Rosa Lake (575) 472-3110
Santa Rosa Lake State Park is open for day use only Saturday-Sunday, 7AM-5PM . The Visitor Center will be closed. Overnight stays and camping are closed. Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. Masks will be required of everyone in public places, with exceptions for eating, drinking, exercising and medical requirements. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Storrie Lake (505) 425-7278
To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people, no parking within ten feet of another vehicle. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 4/30/2020 - 12/31/2020

Sugarite Canyon (575) 445-5607
As of 2/26/2016-The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau issued a “boil water advisory” for the Sugarite Canyon 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. 5/5/2017 - ongoing
• New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, non-residents are not allowed within the park at this time. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• Sugarite Canyon State Park is operating under reduced days and hours. No camping is allowed. The park is open for day use activity from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. The following areas in the park remain closed: Soda Pocket Campground, Lake Alice Campground. Visitor centers and comfort stations remain closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Sumner Lake (575) 355-2541
To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people, no parking within ten feet of another vehicle. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces will be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 4/30/2020 - 12/31/2020
Sumner Lake State Park is open for day-use only. The park will be open Saturday-Sunday, 7AM-5PM . Overnight use and campgrounds are closed. The boat ramp and dock will be open at West Side Campground. Areas that remain closed are: River areas, East Side, Alamo, and Sandy Beach. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Ute Lake (575) 487-2284
• New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, non-residents are not allowed within the park at this time. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• Ute Lake State Park is operating under reduced days and hours. No camping is allowed. The Logan Park area is open for day use activity from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily, The North Area and Rogers are open for day use from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm from Friday through Sunday. The following areas in the park remain closed: Mine Canyon, South Side, Yucca and Zia Campground, Eagle Point and Oldhams Overlook. Visitor centers, playgrounds, and comfort stations remain closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing

Villanueva (575) 421-2957
To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people, no parking within ten feet of another vehicle. To limit visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 4/30/2020 - 12/31/2020
Villanueva State Park will reopen on May 1, 2020 for day-use only. The park will be open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. All campgrounds and comfort stations will be closed. The Visitor Center will be closed. Vault toilets will be open. Trails will be open. 4/30/2020 - 12/31/2020

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