Recreation

Welcome to the Lincoln's Recreation page.

Recreational Opportunities

General Questions about Recreating on the Lincoln?

Call your local Ranger Station to check on temperatures, conditions, the best place to go for your wishes and much more.

Download Geo-PDF's of popular trail areas for use in your phones

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Apache Campground Closed to Visitor This campground is closed for the winter season.
Aspen Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed. When it is opened you can visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation 
Baca Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use year-round.
Black Bear Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed. When the campground is open, reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777.
Bluff Springs Open to Visitor
Cedar Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Cedar Creek Picnic Shelter Closed to Visitor Closed for the winter season. 
Deerhead Campground Open to Visitor Open at full capacity. 
James Canyon Campground Open to Visitor
Lower Fir Group Campground Closed to Visitor The opening of this campground for the season is delayed because of the COVID-19 virus. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.
Lower Karr Canyon Campground Open to Visitor
Oak Grove Campground Closed to Visitor Closed.
Pines Campground Closed to Visitor This campground is closed for the season.
Saddle Campground Closed to Visitor This campground is closed for the winter season.
Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed. 
Schoolhouse Picnic Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use year-round. 
Silver Campground and Amphitheater Open to Visitor
Silver Overflow Campground Open to Visitor
Skyline Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use year-round. 
Sleepy Grass Campground Closed to Visitor This campground is closed for the winter season.
Sleepy Grass Picnic Area Open to Visitor
Slide Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed.
South Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the winter season. 
Three Rivers Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Three Rivers Fire. 
Trestle Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open for the spring and summer season. 
Turkey Canyon Trail (T40) Closed to Visitor Closed due to the Three Rivers Fire
Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area Open to Visitor
Upper Fir Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed. 
Upper Karr Recreation Area Open to Visitor

Spotlights

La Pasada Encantada Trail (T233)

La Pasada Encantada Trailhead

Trail #233: The La Pasada Encantada Trail is 0.4-mile long interpretive trail for both the sighted and visually impaired.  It is an easy hike located just south of Cloudcroft and offers regular interpretive signs as well as signs in Braille.  The path of the trail is bordered by railroad ties allowing for easy use for those using assistive canes. It begins at Forest Road 24B at a trailhead immediately adjacent to the Sleepy Grass Campground and loops back to the starting point. When the trail is open, it is open for the following uses: Hiking.

Trestle Recreation Area

Trestle Visitor Center

Located at the west end of the Village of Cloudcroft, the Trestle Recreation Area offers a day-use picnicking site with access to popular area trails. Water, restroom facilities, interpretive information, access to trails, picnic sites. This is a day-use facility only.

Areas & Activities
Trail Matrix - D1 Image

Listing of trails for the Smokey Bear Ranger District Link opens in a Pdf Document


Trail Matrix - D2 Image

Listing of trails for the Sacramento Ranger District Link opens in a Pdf Document


Trail Matrix - D3 Image

Listing of trails for the Guadalupe Ranger District Link opens in a Pdf Document

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/lincoln/recreation