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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
• Don’t fish alone. Before you leave shore, inform someone of your destination and expected time of return. 1/6/2020 - ongoing
• Lifejackets Save Lives. Always wear a lifejacket (personal flotation device). 1/6/2020 - 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. 1/6/2020 - 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. 1/6/2020 - 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. Ice spikes are recommended for self-rescue. 1/6/2020 - ongoing
• Spread out. Too many people congregated in one area may be more than the ice can safely support. Disperse weight and fishing holes. 1/6/2020 - ongoing
Lake Alice is open to ice fishing effective 1/6/2020. Ice thickness/condition: 10.5" good ice. Date of last measurment: 2/13/2020 2/14/2020 - ongoing
Lake Maloya is open to ice fishing effective 1/13/2020. Ice thickness/condition: 17" good ice. Date of last measurment: 2/13/2020. 2/14/2020 - ongoing

Closures

Seasonal closure of Soda Pocket Area from Tuesday, October 1, 2019 through Saturday, April 18, 2020 (depending on snow). 9/25/2019 - 4/18/2020

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. 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

Office Phone

(575) 445-5607
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