The Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is a rare gem in the hot desert, this oasis offers cool pools of water and the awesome Sitting Bull Falls. Day-use area only. Pavilions, picnic tables, water, and restrooms provided. Access to many trails can be found from this site.
At a Glance
Closed temporarily due to damage from flooding. We will reopen as soon as reconstruction and repairs are complete.
Until further notice: Day-Use only
SUMMER HOURS: April 1 - September 30: 12 noon to 6:00 pm
* Incoming Gate close at 5pm (60 minutes before closing time)
Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
$5 per vehicle per day
From US285 north of Carlsbad, turn west onto NM137. Continue on NM137 for about 20 miles until you find County Road 409. Turn right on this road and continue. The Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Site is at the end of this road