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New Mexico continues phased reopening of state parks

New Mexico continues phased reopening of state parks

Christina Rodriguez
Updated: May 14, 2020 09:49 AM
Created: May 14, 2020 09:42 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. — State officials have announced that nine additional state parks will be reopening for day-use beginning May 15. 

There will be capacity limits at many of the parks, and overnight use and campgrounds will remain closed. 


The parks opening on May 15 include: 

  • Oasis 
  • Oliver Lee
  • Clayton Lake & Dinosaur Trackways
  • Pancho Villa
  • Mesilla Valley Bosque
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
  • Coyote Creek
  • City of Rocks
  • Rockhound State Parks

The phased reopening has been determined by the availability of park staff and resources, characteristics of the parks, and the ability to social distance within a park. 

Cimarron Canyon, Ute Lake, Brantley Lake, Sumner Lake, Caballo Lake, Cerrillos Hills, Storrie Lake and Villanueva all reopened on May 1. 

The hours of day-use vary at different parks. For more information, click here

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