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Many of the State Parks are currently under Fire Restrictions. Please check the Park status before you go!


Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Fireworks are always prohibited at Bluewater Lake State Park 4/30/2018 - ongoing
Wood gathering for camp fires is prohibited within state park boundaries. 4/30/2018 - ongoing
Due to ice Bluewater lake is now closed to boating. There is currently a thin sheet of ice formed throughout the entire surface of the lake. Thicknesses vary between ¾ to 1 inch . Shoreline fishing access is intermittent near the west Boat ramp and will vary throughout the season. Please call the visitor center @ 505-876-2391 for updates and closures. 12/18/2019 - 3/31/2020

Bottomless Lake (575) 988-3638
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. 10/8/2019 - ongoing

Cerrillos Hills (505) 474-0196
Fires, off-road vehicles, shooting, metal detecting or collecting are prohibited in Cerrillos Hills State Park. 10/18/2018 - 1/1/2024

Cimarron Canyon (575) 377-6271
Stage II Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove is prohibited. 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. 10/19/2019 - ongoing
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. 12/13/2019 - ongoing

City of Rocks (575) 536-2800
Fires allowed only in agency-built fire rings or grills. 12/16/2014 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
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. 12/13/2019 - ongoing

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
There are no fire restrictions at this time! 8/17/2018 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
No glass bottles allowed. 8/18/2019 - ongoing
We do not have a Dump Station. 8/19/2019 - ongoing
No swimming allowed at Fenton Lake 9/2/2019 - ongoing
No throwing objects onto the ice. 11/27/2019 - ongoing

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
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. The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices is allowed, provided such devices meet the fire underwriter's specifications for safety. 8/23/2018 - ongoing

Living Desert 575-887-5516
No fire grills or fire rings are available to the public at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Picnic tables and shelters are available for guests. 3/26/2018 - 12/31/2020

Morphy Lake (575) 387-2328
Morphy Lake State Park remains closed due to construction on the DAM and within the park campground. The park will remain closed until work is complete and there is currently no set date to reopen the park. 4/30/2019 - ongoing

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Fireworks are always prohibited at Navajo Lake State Park. No Exceptions. 4/12/2019 - ongoing
The use of drones and model aircraft are prohibited at Navajo Lake State Park. 4/12/2019 - ongoing
The use of ATV/OHV's in the park is prohibited. All vehicle traffic must remain on established roadways. 5/14/2019 - ongoing

Oasis (575) 356-5331
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. 5/6/2019 - ongoing

Rio Grande Nature Ctr. (505) 344-7240
No smoking, cooking, or open flame in the Park or adjacent Bosque. 8/26/2019 - 2/26/2020

Sugarite Canyon (575) 445-5607
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. 12/12/2019 - ongoing
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. 12/12/2019 - ongoing

Sumner Lake (575) 355-2541
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. You may have ground fires around lakes edge 10/8/2019 - ongoing

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