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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Fireworks are always prohibited at Bluewater Lake State Park. 4/30/2018 - ongoing

Bottomless Lake (575) 624-6058
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. The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed, provided such devices meet the fire underwriter's specifications for safety. 7/24/2018 - 9/30/2018
Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material. 7/24/2018 - 9/30/2018

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

Cimarron Canyon (575) 377-6271
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. 8/7/2018 - 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. 8/7/2018 - ongoing

Clayton Lake 575-374-8808
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. 7/18/2018 - 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. 7/18/2018 - ongoing

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
North Area Comfort Station remains open, has solar panels for power and heat 9/15/2017 - ongoing
Tip Top Bass Tournament, 10 boats participating; POC: Donny McWhirter 806-333-3116; North Boat Ramp 10/14/2018 - 10/14/2018

Coyote Creek 575-387-2328
Smoke from current fires in Northern New Mexico are affecting air quality. Coyote Creek State Park and surrounsing areas "may be impacted by smoke because of prevailing winds. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website". 7/1/2018 - ongoing
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. 7/18/2018 - 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. 7/18/2018 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
Eagle Nest Lake State Park is fully open, fishing has been rated as very good for trout and perch. A few pike have been caught recently, kokanee is very slow. There is a strong Blue-Green Algae bloom so please stay out of the water as it is toxic to humans and dogs. Campground is open with reservations available at nmparks.com. 7/23/2018 - ongoing

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
Stage 2 Fire Restrictions 5/15/2018 - ongoing
Main boat ramp closed due to low water hazards. Still allowing small paddle type craft only. 7/10/2018 - 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 is closed due to lake levels. For additional information please contact the park at 575-744-5923 7/28/2018 - 12/31/2018
Rock Canyon Boat Ramp Closed 7/30/2018 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
Fenton Lake State Park will be fully open for day use,Developed camping,RV camping and reservations on Wednesday July 11th at 7:30 a.m. 7/12/2018 - 9/30/2018
Fenton Lake State Park is fully open to camping and day use. Open campfires are allowed in State Park developed camp and picnic grounds where grills and stoves are provided by the State Park. 7/16/2018 - 9/30/2018

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
Willow Creek Boat Ramp is now closed due to receding water levels in this area. Sierra Vista and La Laja Boat Ramps are open to vessels of all sizes. 8/2/2018 - ongoing

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
Reservations for the Lodge are being taken through the park office at 505-983-7175. Information regarding renting the Lodge and available dates can be found at http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/hydeparklodge.html. For group shelter reservations, please contact park office for more information and dates of availability. 1/30/2018 - 10/15/2018
Hyde Memorial State Park is open to both camping and day use activities effective Wednesday July 11, 2018. The reservation system will begin accepting reservations by Wednesday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience the temporary closure may have caused. 7/10/2018 - ongoing
Hyde Park is experiencing electrical problems. The RV loop has no electricity. Phone and internet communication are intermittent. 7/29/2018 - ongoing

Manzano Mountains (505) 469-7608
The park will re-open Saturday, July 14 2018 at 8am. 7/14/2018 - ongoing

Morphy Lake (575) 387-2328
Morphy Lake State Park will remain closed until next spring. The closure is due to the upcoming dam renovation project. The dam renovation is scheduled for completion Spring of 2019. 7/20/2018 - ongoing

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
STAGE II FIRE RESTRICTIONS WITHIN THE PARK 4/24/2018 - ongoing
CR 4280 to Cottonwood Campground and Day Use areas may be rough, use caution. 4/30/2018 - ongoing
3 Rivers Bass Team Trials 8/18/2018 - 8/19/2018
3 Rivers Bass Team Trials 9/15/2018 - 9/16/2018
Duke City Bass Bums Tournament 10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018

Oasis (575) 356-5331
Dump Station is open as of June 28th, 2018 6/30/2018 - ongoing

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
The south Comfort Stations remain open all year long. 6/8/2017 - ongoing

Santa Rosa Lake (575) 472-3110
The Rocky Point Loop” A” Comfort Station remains open and handles off-season use 9/15/2017 - ongoing
Four vault toilets remain open near Juniper Campground and Comfort Station 9/15/2017 - 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

Ute Lake (575) 487-2284
Friends of Ute Lake State Park Trash Pick-up and Sticker Round-up 8/25/2018 - 8/25/2018
Tip Top Bass Tournament 8/26/2018 - 8/26/2018
Friends of Ute Lake State Park Trash Pick-up and Sticker Round-up 9/4/2018 - 9/4/2018
Duke City Bass Bums Tournament 9/8/2018 - 9/9/2018
American Bass Anglers Tournament 9/15/2018 - 9/16/2018
Tip Top Bass Tournament 9/23/2018 - 9/23/2018
Logan Open Bass Tournament 10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018
Tip Top Bass Tournament 10/28/2018 - 10/28/2018

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