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Sugarite Canyon State Park


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
• New Mexico State Parks officials remind the public that the current Public Health Order is mandatory and is being enforced statewide. Based on the current health order, non-residents are not allowed within the park at this time. In addition, wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in all public settings. Violators could face citations and fines for not complying voluntarily. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• To minimize risk of spread of COVID-19: Visitors must abide by social distancing guidelines. No more than 5 people per group, maintain six-foot distance between people. Visitors are strongly encouraged to carry their own sanitizing supplies and PPE. To manage for visitor overcrowding, parking spaces may be limited. The public is encouraged to visit parks near their homes to reduce traveling for the protection of local communities. 7/10/2020 - ongoing
• Sugarite Canyon State Park is operating under reduced days and hours. No camping is allowed. The park is open for day use activity from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. The following areas in the park remain closed: Soda Pocket Campground, Lake Alice Campground. Visitor centers and comfort stations remain closed. 7/10/2020 - ongoing


Camping and overnight use are remain closed in state parks. Visitor centers and comfort stations are closed and events are cancelled until further notice. 7/10/2020 - ongoing


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. 4/30/2020 - ongoing

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