Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Sitting Bull Falls - view of rec site from above

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

Current Conditions: Closed temporarily due to damage from flooding.  We will reopen as soon as reconstruction and repairs are complete.
Operational Hours: 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)
Area Amenities: Accessible,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $5 per vehicle per day
Open Season: January
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: summer
Restrictions: Day-use only
Closest Towns: Carlsbad, NM
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

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


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Activities


Hiking

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Picnicking

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Amenities

Toilets Yes
Accessible Yes
Picnic tables Yes
Parking Yes
Fee charged for some activities Day-use fee
Drinking water Yes