Quemado Ranger District set to close El Caso Campgrounds for the season

Release Date: Nov 21, 2017  

Quemado, NM, November 21, 2017—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District will implemented closures effective November 30 at 12:00 noon for the El Caso Campgrounds. This closure is the standard seasonal closure.

Safety tips for traveling in the Gila National Forest so that you “Know before You Go”:

  • Check with NM Roads for up-to-date road conditions. http://nmroads.com/mapIndex_2017041401.html?

  • Check in with the USGS National Water Information System which will indicate water flows for the Gila River and Mimbres River Basin. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/NM/nwis/current?type=flow&group_key=county_cd&search_site_no_station_nm   

  • Remember that the Gila NF covers over 3 million acres and many small communities. Look at the predicted weather for the specific area where you plan to visit.http://www.weather.gov/

  • DO NOT cross flooded roadways or flooded washes.

    Reminder:  There are many alternatives available for dispersed camping on the Gila NF and if you would like a more developed camping experience, there is still the Valle Tio Vinces and Armijo Springs Campgrounds on Quemado Ranger District and the Upper End Campground at Lake Roberts.  Be safe and have fun!!!

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.