Cedar Creek Picnic Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Cedar Creek General Picnic Area

Located just east of the Smokey Bear Ranger Station on Forest Road 88. This picnic area offers water, accessible bathrooms, picnic tables for the general public. It also offers a reservation only group area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the winter.
Operational Hours: Day use only
Reservations: The pavilion at this site is available for use via reservations.  Please visit www.reservations.gov to make your reservations.
Rentals & Guides:
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $25 per day for up to 30 people.
Permit Info:
Open Season: May 15th
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Day-use only
Closest Towns: Ruidoso, NM
Water: Yes
Restroom: Flush Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
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General Information


Immediately adjacent to the north of the Smokey Bear Ranger Station is Cedar Creek Rd (Forest road 88). Turn left on this road, follow Forest Road 88 for less than 1 mile and you will see the signs and gates for the picnic area on your right. 

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Toilets Yes
Accessible Yes
Picnic tables Yes, trash & grills
Parking Yes
Drinking water Yes
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