Thu. Jul 25th, 2024

State Parks Updates in Accordance with Public Health Order

SANTA FE (KSMX)- The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department’s State Parks Division announced that overnight use and campgrounds will remain closed through August 28, following the extension of public health mandates.

State Parks provides the additional guidance is still in place:

Limitations on Visitors:

  • Anyone coming to New Mexico from out of state must self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Only New Mexico residents may enter New Mexico State Parks.
  • Visitors must show either a valid New Mexico license plate, a New Mexico driver’s license or ID card, a New Mexico vehicle registration, a federal document attesting to residency, or a military ID to be admitted to a State Park.

Hours of Operation:

  • 31 State Parks remain open for day-use only. Please “know before you go” and check our website for current hours, as many State Parks are currently operating under reduced hours and days of operation.
  • Beginning August 6, Elephant Butte Lake State Park will be extending and adjusting hours to accommodate anglers.
  • Overnight camping remains closed.

Additional guidance:

Wearing a mask or cloth face covering is mandatory in public settings except when eating, drinking, or swimming or unless a healthcare provider instructs otherwise, and violators could face citations and $100 fines for not complying voluntarily.

All current park information can be found on park webpages and on the FAQ page at

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