Wildlife Habitat Protection - Valle Vidal Unit Closure
Area(s): Cimarron Campground, McCrystal Campground, Valle Vidal Unit
Date(s): May 1, 2023
The Carson National Forest is implementing two seasonal closure orders on the Valle Vidal Unit for the protection of elk and to ensure elk herd survival.
The Wildlife Habitat Protection Valle Vidal Unit Closure Order 02-489 will be effective annually from January 1 to March 31, for the East Side of the Restricted Area, which includes Cimarron and McCrystal campgrounds (see map), and from May 1 to June 30, for the West Side of the Restricted Area (see map). The Order will remain in effect until July 1, 2025, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.