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Sugarite Canyon State Park

Announcements

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
Life Jackets Save Lives. Always wear a life jacket (personal flotation device) 1/25/2019 - ongoing
Be aware of and prepared for weather conditions. Dress in layers and wear thermal underwear, fleece or wool, and wind and waterproof outerwear - especially for feet, hands and head. Take extra clothes, food, water, etc. 1/25/2019 - ongoing
Be prepared for emergencies. Carry equipment such as ice picks or awls, rope, and cellular phones. Also pack a first-aid kit and matches or other sources for starting a fire. 1/25/2019 - ongoing
Keep fishing holes small and few. When drilling fishing holes with an ice auger, keep the diameter under eight inches. Bigger holes are not necessary to land fish and can create a safety hazard for others. 1/25/2019 - ongoing
Watch your step. Avoid ice fishing near feeder streams or known springs; brush, logs, plants or docks; multiple ice cracks or ice that is popping or otherwise audible; and dark-colored ice that may be weak. 1/25/2019 - ongoing
Spread out. Too many people congregated in one area may be more than the ice can safely support. Disperse weight and fishing holes. 1/25/2019 - ongoing
Lake Alice and Lake Maloya are open to ice fishing effective 1/25/19. Current ice thickness at L.Alice is 8.5-11" and cloudy. Current ice thickness at Lake Maloya is 16" and slightly cloudy. The last ice measurement was taken on 2/8/19. ATVs and UTVs are prohibited on the ice and in the park. 2/8/2019 - ongoing
Lake Alice and Lake Maloya are open to ice fishing effective 1/25/19. Current ice thickness at L.alice is 11inches and cloudy. Current ice thickness at L.Maloya is 16 inches and cloudy. The last ice measurement was taken on 2/11/19.ATV's and UTV's are prohibited on the ice and in the park. 2/11/2019 - ongoing
Lake Maloya is open to ice fishing effective 1/25/19. Lake Alice is CLOSED to ice fishing due to unsafe ice conditions as of 2/15/19. Current ice thickness at L.Maloya is 17 inches and cloudy. The last ice measurement was taken on 2/15/19.ATV's and UTV's are prohibited on the ice and in the park. 2/15/2019 - ongoing

Closures

No closures are posted.

Restrictions

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

Office Phone

(575) 445-5607
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