Gila National Forest offices will be closed on Columbus Day

Silver City, NM, October 3, 2018—For Immediate Release.  All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, October 8.  Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, October 9.  

Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on duty on the holiday for the safety of visitors.

Know Before You Go. Check the weather for the specific part of the forest you will be visiting at Remember to practice good campfire safety and respect your public lands by packing out your trash.    

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