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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more while recreating. Keep group size to 5 people or less. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 12/2/2020 - ongoing
The lake at Bluewater Lake State Park is closed due to increasing ice conditions. Please do not attempt to walk/fish/boat or otherwise recreate on the surface of the lake. Do not throw objects on to the ice and do not harass wildlife. 12/7/2020 - ongoing
Group Shelter use is currently not allowed. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Camping is by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Bottomless Lake (575) 988-3638
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Brantley Lake (575) 457-2384
Brantley Lake State Park is open Thursday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
No camping or overnight use. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Caballo Lake (575) 743-3942
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Cerrillos Hills (505) 474-0196
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Cimarron Canyon (575) 377-6271
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

City of Rocks (575) 536-2800
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Clayton Lake & Dinosaur Trackways 575-374-8808
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

Conchas Lake 575-868-2270
New Mexico State Parks issued a “boil water advisory” for the Conchas Lake 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. 10/13/2020 - ongoing
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

Coyote Creek 575-387-2328
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

Eagle Nest Lake (575) 377-1594
As of February 4, 2021 the surface of Eagle Nest Lake is closed to all activities. Recent warm weather has caused deteriorating ice conditions and the lake is now closed to ice fishing and all other activity. 2/4/2021 - ongoing
Eagle Nest Lake State Park is open daily during regular day use hours. No camping or overnight use. Overnight camping will resume 3/15/2021 by reservation only. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
El Vado Lake State Park, except for the Dam Day Use Area, is closed for the season beginning November 2, 2020. The Dam Day Use Area is open daily from 6AM – 9PM. 12/3/2020 - ongoing
El Vado Lake is closed for the winter season. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Ice Fishing is closed due to deteriorating ice conditions. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
Due to low water level there is no lake access from South Monticello Campaground. 10/30/2020 - 4/1/2021
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
ICE FISHING CLOSED! Due to current weather conditions, the ice is rapidly deteriorating creating hazardous ice conditions. No one is allowed on the ice and objects are not allowed to be thrown onto the ice. 2/5/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Park is now open to out of state visitors. Camping is now open by reservation only and the seasonal campsites currently open are sites 1E through 5E. To make reservations, please call 1-877-664-7787. Our hours will now be from 7AM-7PM 2/27/2021 - ongoing

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
Heron Lake State Park is open for for Ice Fishing at the Dam Day Use Area. Current conditions meet the minimum requirements for ice fishing. Please follow all recommended safety guidelines for ice fishing. The use of OHV's, ATV's or snowmobiles is strictly prohibited. 1/11/2021 - ongoing
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
The Visitor Center, the Lodge, and the Yurts remain closed. 9/28/2020 - ongoing
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Leasburg Dam 575-524-4068
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Living Desert 575-887-5516
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Manzano Mountains (505) 469-7608
Manzano Mountains State Park is closed for the season. 10/22/2020 - ongoing

Mesilla Valley Bosque (575) 523-4398
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Mesilla Vally Bosque Park is open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check the website for Holiday Closures. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

Morphy Lake (575) 387-2328
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The park is scheduled to open on March 1, 2021 for day-use only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Oasis (575) 356-5331
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Oliver Lee (575) 437-8284
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Pecos Canyon (505) 476-3355
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Percha Dam (575) 743-3942
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Rio Grande Nature Ctr. (505) 344-7240
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The park grounds will be open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm for all visitors. The Visitor Center remains closed. Permits will be sold in the parking lot. Call (505)344-7240 for additional information. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

Rockhound (575) 546-6182
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Santa Rosa Lake (575) 472-3110
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Storrie Lake (505) 425-7278
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

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
- Do not ice fish alone. Before you leave shore, inform someone of your destination and expected time of return. 12/21/2020 - ongoing
- Lifejackets save lives. Always wear a lifejacket while on the lake (personal flotation device). 12/21/2020 - 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. 12/21/2020 - 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. 12/21/2020 - ongoing
- Watch your step. Avoid ice fishing near feeder streams or known springs, brush, logs, plants, or docks, multiple cracks or ice that is popping or otherwise audible and dark colored ice that may be weak. Ice spikes are recommended for self rescue. 12/21/2020 - ongoing
- Spread out. Too many people congregated in one area may be more than the ice can safely support. Disperse weight and fishing holes. 12/21/2020 - ongoing
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Current Ice Conditions updated 2/25/21: Lake Maloya has 17" of good clear ice and is open to ice fishing at your own risk. Lake Alice is closed to ice fishing due to deteriorating ice conditions. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

Sumner Lake (575) 355-2541
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Ute Lake (575) 487-2284
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/25/2021 - ongoing

Villanueva (575) 421-2957
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in public settings. Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing

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