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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
Group Shelter use is currently not allowed. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Camping is by reservation only. 2/24/2021 - ongoing
Shoreline or primitive camping will be temporarily closed. 2/27/2021 - ongoing
For reservations you can reach Reserve America at 877-664-7787 2/27/2021 - ongoing
For health and safety the shower facility and comfort stations will remain closed until further notice. All vault toilets are open and available. 3/29/2021 - 7/31/2021
As of April 1st the summer hours for Bluewater State Park are 6am-9pm 4/5/2021 - 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
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - ongoing

Brantley Lake (575) 457-2384
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
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
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
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
No dry camping allowed 3/30/2021 - 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
Day use hours are from 7AM to 9PM daily. 3/30/2021 - 9/30/2022

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
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
Boat docks are scheduled to be installed on May 6th, 2021 4/8/2021 - ongoing

Elephant Butte Lake (575) 744-5923
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
Hours of operation for day use 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. 3/1/2021 - ongoing
Beach or Dry Camping is not available at this time. 3/30/2021 - ongoing
Showers at all Restrooms are currently closed. 4/2/2021 - ongoing

Fenton Lake (575) 829-3630
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
The lake no longer has ice and is now open to boating activities. 4/1/2021 - ongoing
Fenton Lake is now 100% Reservation only for camping. To make reservations please call 1-877-664-7787. 4/1/2021 - ongoing

Heron Lake (575) 588-7470
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
Heron Lake is closed to Ice Fishing due to deteriorating conditions. 3/3/2021 - ongoing

Hyde Memorial 505-983-7175
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
The Visitor Center, The Lodge, and the Yurts remain closed. 4/12/2021 - ongoing
Please call ahead for purchase of Annual Passes to ensure staff will be available. 4/12/2021 - 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
Restrooms are open but showers remain closed 3/30/2021 - 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

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 open for the season as of April 1st, 2021. All campsites require reservations. 3/29/2021 - 9/30/2021
Masks are required in public areas. Please maintain a social distance of 6 feet. Bring hand sanitizer and other personal protective equipment. 3/29/2021 - 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
Morphy Lake State Park is open to day use only at this time. Day use is from 6 am to 9 pm daily. No camping is permitted at this point. 3/22/2021 - 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
Comfort stations are open at Pine, Cottonwood, and Sims; however, showers are currently unavailable. 4/5/2021 - 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
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - 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
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - ongoing

Pancho Villa (575) 531-2711
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
Camping is available by reservation only; The total number of sites available is limited; 2/24/2021 - ongoing
DAY-USE hours 7AM-4PM; Park gates are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; 2/24/2021 - ongoing

Pecos Canyon (505) 670-8196
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
Hours of operation for day use 6am to 9pm daily 3/30/2021 - 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
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - 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
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
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. 3/22/2021 - ongoing
Day use hours are 6 a.m. to dusk. 4/2/2021 - ongoing
A shower building with flush toilets is available across from the park visitor center. Current hours are 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 4/2/2021 - 5/31/2021
Soda Pocket Campground will open May 1 for the summer season. When it reopens, the gate to the campground is locked at dusk and is unlocked at 7 a.m. Campers can get the gate code from the campground host. 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

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
The comfort station is open but the showers remain closed. 3/1/2021 - 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
Mine Canyon, South Side and Ute Creek Overlook are open for Day Use only. 4/2/2021 - 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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