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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Fireworks are always prohibited at Bluewater Lake State Park. 4/30/2018 - ongoing
Check out our brand new Electric Vehicle charging station! 8/26/2018 - 1/31/2019
Bluewater lake is now closed to boating due to ice forming on the lake. 12/6/2018 - 3/1/2019
**Warning** Bluewater lake is approximatley 75% iced over with thicknesses less than 1 inch. For your saftey please refrain from going out onto the ice until further notice. 12/6/2018 - 3/1/2019

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

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

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
North Area Comfort Station remains open, has solar panels for power and heat 9/15/2017 - ongoing

Coyote Creek 575-387-2328
The south end of the park, YCC Campground, River Group Camping Area, Comfort Station and Water System are closed for the winter season. These facilities and camping areas will be available on March 29, 2019. 10/19/2018 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
Eagle Nest Lake is currently closed to boating and ice fishing due to recent weather conditions that have produced unsafe lake conditions. A thin layer of ice has formed over most of the lake. These conditions prohibit boating or ice fishing activities. It is anticipated ice conditions should improve soon. Park staff will monitor ice conditions and advise when the lake is safe for ice fishing. 12/5/2018 - 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
Marina del Sur Boat Ramp is open! 9/21/2018 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
The Lake has completely frozen over and fishing in the lake is currently closed. River fishing is open. All Day use on Fenton Lake Rd main area is currently open and will remain open all year round. Lake Fork is closed until May. All electric campsites will remain open year round and two of the electric sites are reservable (3E and 4E). All other developed sites are currently closed. We accept cash or check only throughout the winter. We do not accept cards. 12/3/2018 - 3/30/2019
CLOSED TO ICE FISHING ice was measured at boat ramp 12-13-18 we have 4" of ice at 3' from shoreline and 5" at 20' milky and slushy. UNSAFE to go on lake at this time. 12/13/2018 - 4/30/2019

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

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
CR 4280 to Cottonwood Campground and Day Use areas may be rough, use caution. 4/30/2018 - ongoing
Do not walk on or play on the ponds that are iced over along the San Juan River at Navajo Lake State Park. 12/11/2018 - 4/1/2019

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

Storrie Lake (505) 425-7278
Starting October 1st gates will open at 7am and close at 5pm 10/1/2018 - 3/28/2019

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
Camping is first-come, first-served until May 1. Lake Alice Campground and the shower building are open year-round. Soda Pocket Campground has closed for the season. 10/1/2018 - 4/30/2019

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