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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Fireworks are always prohibited at Bluewater Lake State Park. 6/27/2016 - ongoing
As of October 5th, 2017, the Bluewater State Park water system will be undergoing its final stages of rehabilitation. It will take several weeks from this date to complete the rehab. During this time there will not be any running water of any kind, including drinking water and water at the dump station. All facilities that require running water include the shower facility, west comfort station and the dump station will be closed to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience. 10/5/2017 - 11/30/2017

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

Cerrillos Hills (505) 474-0196
The Bat program will be on Sunday October 29, 2017 at 2PM in the park Visitor Center, 37 Main Street Cerrillos, NM. See all scheduled events here: http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SPD/documents/Q42017.pdf 10/23/2017 - ongoing

City of Rocks (575) 536-2800
City of Rocks visitor center will be open at 9:30am until 4:30pm. This change will occur on September 1,2017 and end on April 1,2018 8/28/2017 - 3/31/2018

Clayton Lake 575-374-8808
As of August 18, 2017, Clayton Lake boat ramp has reopened to boats. The lake continues to be open to fishing until October 31, 2017. The west side continues to be open for camping and day use until October 31, 2017. 8/18/2017 - ongoing

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
Albuquerque Fishing Adventures Fishing Guide by appointment; POC: Charles Domenici 505-401-7228 4/1/2017 - 3/31/2018
North Dock Marina currently closed. 5/26/2017 - 12/31/2017
North Area Comfort Station remains open, has solar panels for power and heat 9/15/2017 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
Eagle Nest Lake State Park is fully open for all activities. Lake level is up from last year, and fishing is considered good for most species. Some Salmon have been observed near the South Boat Ramp. Campground is open, all 19 sites are first-come, first-served, reservations are unavailable until Spring. 10/1/2017 - ongoing

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
S Monticello Boat Ramp is closed. 9/7/2017 - 5/1/2018
The Plaza, Lions Beach, Desert Cove, and South Monticello Comfort Stations remain open and handle off-season use 9/15/2017 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
All parts of the park are open at this time for Fall. Reservation season is over for the year. All campsite are First come First serve. Please call the Park to make reservations for the Day Use Shelter and Overnight Group Shelter.Future closures in the Park will be determined by weather. The front gate opens at 6:00 am and closes at 9:00 pm. Please bring cash or check for payment as we do not accept credit cards.If you have any questions or need change please come to the Ranger station. 9/18/2017 - 4/1/2018

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 ! 4/14/2017 - ongoing
All Boat Ramps are currently open at Heron Lake. 6/23/2017 - ongoing
The Willow Creek, Ridgerock and La Laja Campgrounds remain open year-round 9/15/2017 - ongoing

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
The park's phone system is currently being worked on. If you can't get through on 505 983-7175, try 505 983-2783. Or e-mail the Park Superintendent at eric.ytuarte@state.nm.us 10/10/2017 - ongoing

Manzano Mountains (505) 469-7608
The water potable water hydrant at the park dump station is available for visitors 24 hours per day. Other hydrants in the park are locked, but will be opened for tank fills by visitor request. 8/9/2017 - ongoing
**Bear Activity in Campground** Do not leave coolers and food out and unattended in campsites - even during the day. Garbage, coolers and pet food attract bears. Use bear proof garbage cans in park and keep all foodstuff in vehicles and trailers. 9/1/2017 - ongoing

Mesilla Valley Bosque (575) 523-4398
Park is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day 1/1/2017 - 1/1/2018

Morphy Lake (575) 387-2328
Morphy Lake State Park will be closed for the winter season starting November 15, 2017 9/18/2017 - 3/1/2018

Oasis (575) 356-5331
As of March 30, 2017, the dump station at Oasis continues to be inoperable. 3/30/2017 - 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

Storrie Lake (505) 425-7278
The gate will open at 7 am and close at 5 pm. 10/2/2017 - 3/29/2018
Other vault or chemical toilets are available nearby at the Group Shelter, the South Campground, and the Comfort Station 10/30/2017 - 3/29/2018

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
All sites at the Lake Alice campground are first-come, first-served until May 1, 2018. Soda Pocket Campground is closed and will reopen on May 1, weather permitting. 10/1/2017 - 4/30/2018

Ute Lake (575) 487-2284
Tackle Box Fishing Guide Service- Rob Blum 4/1/2017 - 3/31/2018
Yucca Campground and Comfort Station are open as they provide adequate facilities during the off-season. 9/15/2017 - ongoing
Logan Honor Society 5K Walk/Run 11/23/2017 - 11/23/2017
3D Archery Shoot- Friends of Ute Lake 12/9/2017 - 12/9/2017

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