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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Fireworks are always prohibited at Bluewater Lake State Park. 4/30/2018 - ongoing

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

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

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
North Area Comfort Station remains open, has solar panels for power and heat 9/15/2017 - ongoing
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR DRINKING WATER Monitoring Requirements Not Met. Our water system recently violated drinking water requirements. This is not an emergency. In November 2018 we didn’t complete all monitoring requirements for Total Coliform. The sample for November 2018 was improperly labeled and not accepted as a compliance sample. The December 2018 sample is in compliance with requirements and does show that Total Coliform were absent. Contact 575-461-6049 for further information. 12/20/2018 - 12/20/2019
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR DRINKING WATER Turbidity Levels Not Met. Our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement. This is not an emergency. Water is monitored for turbidity (cloudiness). Samples in November 2018 showed turbidity readings in excess of state standards violating the Safe Drinking Water Act. However, turbidity has no health effects but can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Contact 575-461-6049 for further information. 12/20/2018 - 12/20/2019

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 Closed 7/30/2018 - ongoing
Marina del Sur Boat Ramp is open! 9/21/2018 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
Water spicket by boat launch may be operational but depends on weather. Bring your own water to be safe. 3/4/2019 - ongoing
DO NOT go onto the ice for any reason! 3/6/2019 - ongoing
Fenton Lake is open for fishing and boating! 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 developed campsites are currently open depending on weather please call for availability. We accept cash, check, or credit card. 4/10/2019 - 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

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

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

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
The south Comfort Stations remain open all year long. 6/8/2017 - ongoing

Rio Grande Nature Ctr. (505) 344-7240
The intersection of Rio Grande Bld and Candelaria Rd will be closed February 22nd through early May during the construction of the Rio Grande Candelaria Roundabout. To access the Park during the closure, approach from the South of Candelaria Rd and turn west on either Campbell Rd or Oro Vista Rd. 2/21/2019 - 5/5/2019

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
Lake Maloya is closed to ice fishing as of Sunday 3/3/19 due to deteriorating ice conditions. 3/3/2019 - ongoing

Ute Lake (575) 487-2284
NM Boating Basics Class 4/19/2019 - 4/19/2019
Colorado TBF State Qualifying Bass Tournament 5/16/2019 - 5/19/2019
Eastern New Mexico Kayak Fishing 5/18/2019 - 5/18/2019
New Mexico Bass Team Trail Tournament 6/1/2019 - 6/1/2019

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