Forest Updates

Forest Updates

Fire Restrictions Lifted

Fire restrictions and the “hoot owl” provision prohibiting chainsaws between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. have been lifted on the Santa Fe National Forest. Forest visitors are urged to follow campfire safety procedures.  It is every camper’s responsibility to properly maintain and extinguish a campfire to prevent wildfires.

Fuelwood Permit Sales (personal-use) 

You can now submit a request to purchase a personal-use fuelwood permit online and receive a call-back from a customer service representative to complete the transaction.

Submit A Request

  • The online request requires your email, full name and phone number. Do not include your credit card information. Please tell us the name of the district where you expect to collect fuelwood. If you want to purchase a permit for green wood on Rowe Mesa, please note that as well. 
  • Due to the high volume of calls and requests, it may take us a day or two to return your call.  Thank you for your patience.


The Santa Fe National Forest reopened most developed campgrounds on Monday, June 15. The SFNF has resumed trash collection and reopened toilet facilities across the forest.

  • In addition to its regular campgrounds, the SFNF has six group campgrounds that are reserved for large families or groups that want to camp together. The group campgrounds will remain closed in alignment with current federal guidance and New Mexico state public health orders limiting group size.
  • Trailheads are still accessible.

Many dispersed activities on all national forests are still allowed, including hiking and dispersed camping. Please follow all social distancing guidelines and local guidance.