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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
The following areas remain open and are adequate to handle off-season visitor activities: Upper and Lower Electric Areas, Lakeside and North Point Campgrounds, Las Tusas Recreation Area, Shoreline Area (primitive), and the Boure Day Use Area 9/24/2019 - 4/30/2020

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
All campsites are first come first serve until next spring. 9/5/2019 - ongoing
Water will be turned off starting October 4th, 2019 until Spring 10/1/2019 - 4/1/2020

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
All developed sites in the Cove Campground, North Campground, and Bell Point Campground are available by reservation only. You can now make same day reservations by going online to www.reserveamerica.com or call 1-877-664-7787. Bell Point sites B1 through B5 will remain walk-up/first come first serve. 11/10/2019 - ongoing

Coyote Creek 575-387-2328
Coyote Creek State Park will be having a 50th Anniversary event on Saturday September 28, 2019 at the River Group Shelter. The event will be from 11:00A.M. to 3:00 P.M. wich will include educational programs and intrepretation. The will be live music or a DJ. Snacks and drinks will be provided. The day use park fees will be waivered for the event. 9/10/2019 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
The lake has been closed to boating and ice-fishing due to recent weather conditions that have produced unsafe lake conditions. 12/2/2019 - ongoing

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
Access to the lake will still be available on the west side from County Road 322 and at El Vado Dam Day Use Area for people wanting to fish from the shoreline. 9/24/2019 - 5/14/2020

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
The park’s 5 electric campsites remain open year-round. 9/24/2019 - 4/30/2020
Park’s main area day use areas remain open year-round. 9/24/2019 - 4/30/2020
Water to the electric sites has been shut off due to freezing temperatures at night. The spiggot at the boat launch will remain on all year round however during winter it tends to freeze so bring water as needed. 10/22/2019 - ongoing
Campsites 3E and 4E are reservation only. 10/22/2019 - ongoing
Gates open at 7:00a.m. sharp and close at 7:00p.m. on the dot During the winter season 11/1/2019 - ongoing
Water has been shut off to all electric sites and will remain off through the winter months due to freezing temperatures at night. Starting Nov 1st campsites 16 through 30 will be closed as will Lake Fork day use area. Starting Dec 1st campsites 1 through 14 will close weather dependent, it may close earlier. The main day use area on Fenton Lake Rd will remain open year round. To make reservations please go to www.nmparks.com or call 1-877-664-7787. We accept cash and check. 11/1/2019 - ongoing
The lake is currently iced over and is closed to fishing. Goining onto the ice for any reason is strictly prohibited at this time until the ice thickens for ice fishing. Throwing objects onto the ice is also strictly prohibited and breaking these rules may result in a citation being issued. 11/27/2019 - ongoing

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
The Willow Creek, Ridgerock and La Laja Campgrounds remain open year-round 4/30/2018 - ongoing
The Willow Creek, Ridgerock and La Laja Campgrounds remain open year-round. 9/24/2019 - 5/14/2020
Vault toilets are available for use at Blanco trail and boat ramp at Willow Creek. 9/24/2019 - 5/14/2020

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
Park closed due to construction work; will reopen in late spring 2020. 9/25/2019 - 5/22/2020

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Pine Main and Cottonwood campgrounds remain open year around. 9/24/2019 - 4/14/2020
CR 4280 to Cottonwood Campground and Day Use areas may be rough, use caution. 9/24/2019 - ongoing
CONSTRUCTION - SIMS MESA - There will be periodic closures to roads and comfort stations through mid December to fix and upgrade the sewer system. Specific closures will be posted as soon as available throughout the process. 9/24/2019 - 12/31/2019

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

Santa Rosa Lake (575) 472-3110
Seasonal closure of Juniper Campground and Comfort Station from Wednesday, September 30, 2019 through Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 9/30/2019 - 4/1/2020

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

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