Recreation

 

Welcome to the Lincoln's Recreation page

Hiking - TrailheadCampingPicnicking

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Questions about Recreating on the Lincoln?
Call your local Ranger Station and check on temperatures, conditions, best place to go for your wishes and much more.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Apache Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring 2017.
Aspen Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring 2017. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.  
Black Bear Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring 2017. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.   
Bluff Springs Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Cedar Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Cedar Creek Picnic Shelter Open to Visitor Open and available for use.  Reservations needed - www.recreation.gov 
Deerhead Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring 2017.
James Canyon Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use
Lower Fir Group Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.    
Lower Karr Canyon Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Monjeau Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Oak Grove Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Pines Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring 2017.
Saddle Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring 2017.
Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.  Reservations needed www.recreation.gov or 877-444-6777 
Schoolhouse Picnic Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Silver Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Silver Overflow Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use. Day-use only. Incoming gate opens at 8:30am and closes to in-coming traffic at 5pm daily.  Out-going gate closes at 6pm daily.
Skyline Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Sleepy Grass Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring 2017.
Sleepy Grass Picnic Area Open to Visitor Open year-round.  Day-Use only
Slide Group Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.   
South Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to damage from the Little Bear Fire. 
Three Rivers Campground Open to Visitor Open year-round and available for use.
Trestle Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use.
Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open for use year-round.  Toilets only open and maintained during the summer.
Upper Fir Group Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.    
Upper Karr Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use

Spotlights

La Pasada Encantada Trail (T233)

La Pasada Encantada Trailhead

Trail #233: The La Pasada Encantada Trail is 0.4 mile long interpretive trail for the both the sighted and visually impaired.  It is an easy hike located just south of Cloudcroft and offers regular interpretive signs as well as signs in Braille.  The path of the trail is bordered by railroad ties allowing for easy use for those using assistive canes. It begins at Forest Road 24B at a trailhead immediately adjacent to the Sleepy Grass Campground and loops back to the starting point. The trail is open for the following uses: Hiking.

Trestle Recreation Area

Trestle Visitor Center

Located at the west end of the Village of Cloudcroft, the Trestle Recreation Area offers a day-use picnicking site with access to popular area trails. Water, restroom facilities, interpretive information, access to trails, picnic sites. This is a day-use facility only.