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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Fireworks are always prohibited at Bluewater Lake State Park. 4/30/2018 - ongoing
OHV's, ATV's and Dirt bikes are not allowed within park boundries. For information on approved areas and trails in which to recreate, you can visit the Cibola National Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/cibola/ or 6/2/2019 - ongoing

Caballo Lake (575) 743-3942
Appaloosa and Palomino Campgrounds remain open 9/15/2017 - ongoing
Palomino Comfort Station remains open and handles off-season use 9/15/2017 - ongoing
Lower Riverside Comfort Station remains open and handles off-season use 9/15/2017 - ongoing
Appaloosa Campground(All Electric Sites) and Riverside Campground(All Electric Sites) effective 6/3/2019, are on year round reservation 6/3/2019 - ongoing

Cimarron Canyon (575) 377-6271
Water is now on in Maverick and Pondorosa campgrounds. 6/1/2019 - 10/1/2019
The restroom building at Tolby Campground is closed due to repairs. There are vault toilets in the Tolby Day Use Area available for visitor use. 8/15/2019 - ongoing

Clayton Lake 575-374-8808
The lake is now open for fishing season as of March 1, 2019. It will close on October 31, 2019. 3/8/2019 - 10/31/2019

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
Large amount of water entering lake is bringing in large amount of driftwood. Boaters are urged to use extreme caution. 5/20/2019 - ongoing

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
The Plaza, Lions Beach, Desert Cove, and South Monticello Comfort Stations remain open and handle off-season use 9/15/2017 - ongoing
Monticello Boat Ramp Closed 5/21/2018 - ongoing
Rock Canyon Boat Ramp Closed 7/30/2018 - ongoing
Marina del Sur Boat Ramp is open! 9/21/2018 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
All areas of Fenton Lake are open. All 5 electric sites (3E and 4E reservation only) are open, with water weather dependent and are $14 per night per vehicle. All 30 developed sites are $10 per night per vehicle, 15 of those sites are reservation only. Please call for availability on the first come first serve sites. To make reservations please go to www.nmparks.com or call 1-877-664-7787. We accept cash, check, and card. 8/19/2019 - 11/1/2019
Gates open at 6:00 a.m. sharp and close at 9:00 p.m. on the dot. 8/19/2019 - 11/1/2019

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS: 4/12/2018 - ongoing
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
The Willow Creek, Ridgerock and La Laja Campgrounds remain open year-round 4/30/2018 - ongoing
Blanco, Willow Creek, and Island View comforts stations are open for the recreation season. 6/7/2019 - ongoing
All three boat ramps are now open at Heron Lake. The Willow Creek ramp will open on Friday 6-21-19 at 8 am. Lake levels have risen nearly 40 ft. since April 2019. 6/21/2019 - ongoing

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
The Lodge, the yurts and group shelters can be reserved up to six months in advance by going to newmexicostateparks.reserveamerica.com and searching on Hyde Memorial. 12/22/2018 - ongoing
Alternative transportation to the Park is via the "Blue Bus" 255 Mountains Trail Route. More information here: https://www.ncrtd.org/rtd-mountain-trail.aspx 3/14/2019 - ongoing
Water is available for State Park visitors and campers at the Ranger Station. Faucets throughout the park are not operational at this time. Please see a Ranger of the Camp Hosts (Site 43) for access. 6/16/2019 - 12/31/2019

Morphy Lake (575) 387-2328
Morphy Lake State Park remains closed due to construction on the DAM and within the park campground. The park will remain closed until work is complete and there is currently no set date to reopen the park. 4/30/2019 - ongoing

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
CR 4280 to Cottonwood Campground and Day Use areas may be rough, use caution. 4/30/2018 - ongoing

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
The North Comfort Station will remain open year round. 4/26/2019 - ongoing

Percha Dam (575) 743-3942
All electric sites at Percha Dam Campround are on year round reservation effective 6/3/2019 6/3/2019 - ongoing

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
Lake Maloya is closed to ice fishing as of Sunday 3/3/19 due to deteriorating ice conditions. 3/3/2019 - ongoing
The Down and Dirty (DAD) mountain bike race scheduled for August 10th has been canceled due to lack of registrations and interest at various levels. 6/30/2019 - ongoing

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