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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Fireworks are always prohibited at Bluewater Lake State Park. 6/27/2016 - ongoing
Bluewater lake is still open for boating. The lake surface has approximately 50% ice coverage on the north and south coves. The main boat ramp and courtesy dock is blocked with ice and is closed. The west boat ramp is open but there is no courtesy dock at that ramp. Please check this website for updates as the weather changes. 1/5/2018 - 1/31/2018

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

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 Area Comfort Station remains open, has solar panels for power and heat 9/15/2017 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
The Lake is currently closed as it froze over completely on Thursday the 4th, if it remains completely frozen Ice Measurements will be taken on Friday the 12th. Please stay off the ice as it is unsafe, and please do not throw rocks on the ice. Eagle Nest Lake State Park is open for hiking, picnics, and bird watching, the campground is open all sites are first come- first served, no reservations until spring. 1/6/2018 - ongoing
The Lake is closed to all activities on the ice, there is currently open water in several areas on the lake, the lake must remain completely frozen over for one week before I can start checking the thickness. 1/11/2018 - 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
Parts of the park are closed for Winter season, Lake Fork and Camping sites 16-30. Reservations are no longer available. All campsites are First come First serve. Call the Park to make reservations for the Day Use Shelter and Overnight Shelter. RV Camp sites 1-5 are open with electric only, Sites 1-14 are open weather permitting. The front gate opens at 7:00 am closes at 7:00 pm. Please bring cash or check we do not accept credit cards. Fishing is closed due to recent storm 1/22/2018 - 1/31/2018

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
Lodge reservations will be done through the Hyde Park office for the 2018 season. Park Staff will begin taking reservations on January 1, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the Hyde Park Ranger Station. Reservations will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis. All in person reservations will be handled first, and then phone call reservations will be taken after. 12/6/2017 - 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

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
A fire ban is in effect at Sugarite Canyon State Park, effective Jan. 4, 2018. The order by the Colfax County Fire Marshal's Office bans all open flames, which includes campfires and charcoal fires. Propane stoves and barbecues are allowed. 1/4/2018 - 1/31/2018

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
NM Boating Education Class (call 575-487-2284 to register) 2/9/2018 - 2/9/2018
NM Boating Education Class (call 575-487-2284 to register) 3/30/2018 - 3/30/2018
NM Boating Education Class (call 575-487-2284 to register) 4/20/2018 - 4/20/2018
"Big Bass" Tournament - Logan Bass Club 5/5/2018 - 5/5/2018
NM BASS Team Tournament 7/21/2018 - 7/21/2018
Logan Open Bass Tournament- Logan Bass Club 10/6/2018 - 10/7/2018

Villanueva (575) 421-2957
Water shut off on Sites 1 thru 13A due to maintenance. Water still available in other areas throughout park. 12/1/2017 - ongoing

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