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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

Bottomless Lake (575) 624-6058
Phone lines for the office are down due to flooding. Please call 575-887-5516 for information about the park. 10/14/2019 - 10/31/2019

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

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

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
All docks will be pulled off of the lake. 10/16/2019 - 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
Gates open at 6:00 a.m. sharp and close at 9:00 p.m. on the dot. 8/19/2019 - 11/1/2019
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 and are now first come first serve 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. 9/16/2019 - 11/1/2019
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
ROAD CONSTRUCTION - There will periodic road clousures during road construction beging Monday Oct 14, 2019. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this process 10/8/2019 - 10/31/2019

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

Manzano Mountains (505) 469-7608
During wet weather, road conditions can become muddy and slippery. Please use caution during inclement weather. 8/26/2019 - 12/1/2019

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
Sims Mesa - NO large boats - Large Boats will not be able to launch due to construction until after October 21, 2019. Please call the park for more informtiaon. 9/26/2019 - 10/21/2019

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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