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Fire Restrictions: Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire is prohibited. 

 

Recreating During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The national forests in New Mexico, including the Lincoln, have closed many campgrounds, restrooms, picnic areas, and day-use areas to protect public health and align with state direction to contain the COVID-19

Trails are still open. Dispersed camping (aka camping in an area other than an established campground) and other activities that support social distancing and small groups are still permitted.

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Restricted Areas - Closed Developed Recreation Sites in The Southwestern Region

To protect public health and safety, and the health and safety of our employees and volunteers, and reflecting federal and state guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19, developed recreation sites are currently closed and group sizes are limited in other areas. 


Proposed Recreation Fees and Comment Information

Man and woman sit at picnic table in woods with tent nearby

We are accepting comments on proposed changes to the management of the developed recreation program. These changes will impact campgrounds and day-use sites on the Carson, Gila, Lincoln, and Santa Fe National Forests, and the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands. Comment period ends December 31, 2020.


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Smokey Bear Hotshots

2014 Smokey Bear Hot Shot Crew

Learn about the Lincoln's Smokey Bear Hotshots from Ruidoso - history, news, employment info and more...

The Mexican Canyon Trestle - An Engineering Marvel

Trestle Feature - Logo

Read about the history of the Mexican Canyon Trestle and view a video of this spectacular and iconic historical features of the Sacramento Mountains.

 




Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-2013

Mayhill CCC Camp Sign

Visit our CCC History page to learn more about the the CCC and on the Lincoln National Forest.  Also be sure to visit our FLICKR site containing images and memories from a CCC family.

New Bridal Veil Falls Trail - open with construction

Bridal Veil Falls

The new Bridal Veil Falls trail (T129) remains open.  Re-construction and improvment work will continue through the fall and winter.



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NM CFRP Program at Work

New Mexico's Collaborative Forest Restoration Program at Work

 



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