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Bluewater Lake (505) 876-2391
Group Shelter use is currently not allowed. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
For reservations you can reach Reserve America at 877-664-7787 2/27/2021 - ongoing
As of April 1st the summer hours for Bluewater State Park are 6am-9pm 4/5/2021 - ongoing
Shoreline camping is now available, however, please follow the current guidelines outlined by the Governor and public Health officials.. 4/15/2021 - ongoing

Brantley Lake (575) 457-2384
No camping or overnight use. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Brantley Lake State Park is open Thursday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. DAY USE only, NO overnight camping allowed. 3/4/2021 - ongoing

Caballo Lake (575) 743-3942
Group shelter use is not currently available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station located next to Visitor Center is available to the public for use. A $5 vehicle entry fee is required 3/17/2021 - ongoing
Hours of operation for day use 6am to 9pm daily 3/30/2021 - ongoing
Lower Riverside & Palomino Comfort Stations are open for use. Showers are available for use in Lower Riverside and Palomino Comfort Stations. 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Primitive Camping allowed on first come first serve basis 5/17/2021 - ongoing

Cerrillos Hills (505) 474-0196
Visitor Center open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4pm 7/1/2021 - 12/1/2021
Looking for an annual pass, but can't make Visitor Center open hours? Call the park phone number. Expect a callback to arrange a meeting time at the visitor center. Only exact cash or check is accepted for payment. 7/2/2021 - ongoing

Cimarron Canyon (575) 377-6271
Beginning 4/16/2021 Cimarron Canyon State Park will be open for day use and camping. Blackjack sites are available on a first come first served basis. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tolby, Maverick and Ponderosa are reservation only. The Maverick water system is open for the season. Comfort stations are currently open. 6/23/2021 - ongoing

City of Rocks (575) 536-2800
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Day use hours are from 7AM to 9PM daily. 3/30/2021 - 9/30/2022

Clayton Lake & Dinosaur Trackways 575-374-8808
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

Coyote Creek 575-387-2328
Coyote Creek State Park is open for day use and camping. Camping reservations are strongly encouraged. Non-reservation sites will be available on a first come first served basis. The comfort station is open. 6/21/2021 - 11/1/2021

El Vado Lake (575) 588-7247
Reservation and First Come-First Serve camping is available at Grassy Point, Elk Run and Pinion Beach campgrounds. Remote camping is available at South Point, Sands Cove, Hargroves, North El Vado Rec Area and Peninsula. Camping Fees are $10.00 for non-electric developed site, $14.00 for water and electric site, $18.00 for full hookups and $8.00 for remote camping. 5/14/2021 - 10/4/2021
Reservation and First Come-First Serve camping is available at Grassy Point, Elk Run and Pinion Beach campgrounds. Remote camping is available at South Point, Sands Cove, Hargroves, North El Vado Rec Area and Peninsula. Camping Fees are $10.00 for non-electric developed site, $14.00 for water and electric site, $18.00 for full hookups and $8.00 for remote camping. 5/14/2021 - 10/4/2021

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
Hours of operation for day use 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. 3/1/2021 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
Fenton Lake is now 100% Reservation only for camping. To make reservations please call 1-877-664-7787. 4/1/2021 - ongoing
Park is now open to out of state visitors. Camping is now open by reservation only and all campsites are currently open. To make reservations, please call 1-877-664-7787. Our hours are back to normal 6AM-9PM 6/3/2021 - ongoing
There are no current fire restrictions at Fenton Lake and the Santa Fe National Forest. 7/1/2021 - ongoing

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Sierra Vista and Primitive Boat Ramps are open 7/6/2021 - ongoing
Heron Lake State Park developed campgrounds are open for RESERVATION ONLY camping. Campgrounds requiring a reservation are: Willow, Blanco, Brushy Point, Island View, Salmon Run, Ridge Rock, Ponderosa, La Laja and Piedra Vista. Remote camping is available without a reservation at Little Oso, Rincon, and Shore line between Sierra Vista and La Laja boat ramps. Remote camping fee is $8.00 per night payable at any pay station or the park office 7/26/2021 - ongoing

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
NO WATER in campground. Water is only available at office between 8 AM - 4 PM 7/26/2021 - ongoing

Leasburg Dam 575-524-4068
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
River Day Use Area will open on April 2, 2021 4/2/2021 - 9/30/2021
Leasburg Dam State Park day-use open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Playground is now open for park visitors. 4/7/2021 - ongoing
Restrooms and showers now open 4/16/2021 - ongoing

Manzano Mountains (505) 469-7608
Manzano Mountains State Park is open for the season as of April 1st, 2021. All campsites require reservations. 3/29/2021 - 9/30/2021
The unpaved road leading into Manzano Mountains State Park is difficult to traverse during inclement weather. Use extreme caution if road is wet or snow packed. 7/7/2021 - 12/1/2021

Mesilla Valley Bosque (575) 523-4398
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

Navajo Lake (505) 632-2278
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The Pine E Loop comfort station is closed due to vandalism and destruction of property. 7/27/2021 - ongoing
Comfort stations are open at Pine, Cedar, and Sims. 7/27/2021 - ongoing
Water will be temporarily unavailable at Cottonwood Campground. Vault toilets are available in the Cottonwood Day-Use Area. Comfort stations are open at Pine Main and Cedar Campgrounds. Thank you for your patience while the issue is resolved. 7/27/2021 - ongoing

Oasis (575) 356-5331
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - ongoing

Oliver Lee (575) 437-8284
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The park's gate is open 24/7. 3/31/2021 - ongoing
Vault toilets are available in the campground. 3/31/2021 - ongoing
All campsites are currently reservation only. 6/27/2021 - 9/30/2021
The park's visitor center is open every day except Monday 9-4. 6/27/2021 - 9/30/2021

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
DAY-USE hours 7AM-4PM; Park gates are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Camping via reservation is HIGHLY recommended; The total number of "first come, first take" sites is very limited; 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Showers are open as of 4/16/2021. 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Group shelters are available for use as of 4/16/2021; 4/16/2021 - ongoing
The Visitor Center/Exhibit Hall will be OPEN Friday-Sunday, 9AM-12PM & 1PM-330PM. Hours may change due to staffing and/or holiday schedules. Visitors who would like to visit Monday-Thursday will need to please check with the park office for more information. 5/19/2021 - ongoing

Pecos Canyon (505) 670-8196
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Camping is open in Bert Clancy first come first serve - 9 sites are available maximum number of vehicles per site is two (2) 6/22/2021 - 9/30/2021
Camping is open in Terrero and Mora Campgrounds by reservation only. Go to Reserve America to make a reservation prior to your trip. 6/22/2021 - 9/30/2021
There are no tables available at campsites. There are no fire rings, campfires are not allowed in Pecos Canyon State Park. 7/21/2021 - 12/31/2021

Percha Dam (575) 743-3942
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Hours of operation for day use 6am to 9pm daily 3/30/2021 - ongoing
Lower Comfort Station is open. Showers are also available at the Lower Comfort Station. 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Dry Camping Allowed on first come first serve basis 5/17/2021 - ongoing

Rio Grande Nature Ctr. (505) 344-7240
Nature Shop hours vary based on volunteer availability. Please call ahead to check daily hours. (505)344-7240 4/27/2021 - ongoing
Park grounds are open 7 days a week to all visitors from 8 am to 5 pm. The Visitor Center is open 10 am to 4 pm. 6/29/2021 - ongoing

Rockhound (575) 546-6182
Camping is available by reservation only. 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
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Fires are now allowed at Santa Rosa Lake State Park in the designated grills and fire rings. 5/20/2021 - ongoing

Storrie Lake (505) 425-7278
Camping is available by reservation. Primitive Camping is available on a first come first serve basis 5/3/2021 - ongoing
Group Shelter is for DAY USE ONLY 7am to 9pm. To reserve group shelter you need to reserve it on reserveamerica.com or call 877-664-7787 6/27/2021 - ongoing

Sugarite Canyon (575) 445-5607
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Day use hours are 6 a.m. to dusk. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Lake Maloya and Lake Alice are periodically stocked with rainbow trout. In addition, prior to 2020, the Friends of Sugarite annually stocked Lake Maloya with three-to-five-pound trophy trout. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The park is a popular destination for bird and butterfly watching. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Sugarite Canyon State Park maintains more than 20 miles of trails. Some trails are open for bicycles and horses. Leashed pets are allowed. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The remains of the historic Sugarite Coal Camp are located in the park. Prior to arrival, visitors can download a free Flyover Country field guide app to their cellphones for the Sugarite Coal Camp trail. In addition, printed self-guided tour pamphlets are available at the Visitor Center. In-person tours are offered during the summer season or by appointment. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
Rock climbing is allowed on the south face of Little Horse Mesa. Climbers should contact the park in advance to ensure access. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
The name of the park is actually pronounced "Sugar-EET." 4/2/2021 - ongoing
There is no wifi nor cell phone service in the park. Visitors needing a connection must drive about a mile south of the park and pull off the road, or look for a wifi location in Raton six miles from the park. 4/4/2021 - ongoing
Park maps and brochures are available on the front porch of the Visitor Center, even if the building is closed. 4/4/2021 - ongoing
When you reserve a campsite, if possible please print out a copy of your receipt to put on your vehicle dash. 4/18/2021 - ongoing
Soda Pocket Campground is open through Sept. 30, 2021 and will close for the winter on Oct. 1. Campers arriving after dark must have the gate code to access the campground. The code is included in the reservation confirmation. Campers can also call the park at 575-445-5607 to get the code. The gate is locked overnight from dusk until 7 a.m. 7/23/2021 - ongoing
A shower building with flush toilets is available across from the park visitor center. Summer hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m., but the building is closed from 1-2 p.m. for cleaning. 7/23/2021 - ongoing

Sumner Lake (575) 355-2541
Camping is available by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Group shelter use is currently not available. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - ongoing

Ute Lake (575) 487-2284
Beginning 4/16/2021 Ute Lake State Park will be open for day use and camping. Non-reservation sites will be available on a first come first served basis. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Primitive camping will resume at Mine Canyon, South Side, Rogers, and the North Shoreline. 4/15/2021 - ongoing
Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Bring hand sanitizer and additional personal protective equipment. 6/17/2021 - ongoing

Villanueva (575) 421-2957
Camping is available by reservation. A limited number of first-come, first-serve campsites are also available. Making reservations is encouraged. 4/16/2021 - ongoing
Group Shelter is for DAY USE ONLY 7am to 9pm. To reserve group shelter you need to reserve it on reserveamerica.com or call 877-664-7787 6/1/2021 - ongoing

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