Recreation

Welcome to the Lincoln's Recreation page.

Recreational Opportunities

General Questions about Recreating on the Lincoln?
Call your local Ranger Station and check on temperatures, conditions, best place to go for your wishes and much more.

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Apache Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring
Aspen Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.  
Black Bear Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.   
Bluff Springs Open to Visitor Open and available for use year round.
Cedar Creek Picnic Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use year round.
Cedar Creek Picnic Shelter Open to Visitor Open and available for use.  Reservations needed - www.recreation.gov 
Deerhead Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring.
James Canyon Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use year round.
Lower Fir Group Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.    
Lower Karr Canyon Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use, but this site closes after the first snow.
Oak Grove Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring.
Pines Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring
Saddle Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring
Sam Tobias Memorial Group Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.  Reservations needed www.recreation.gov or 877-444-6777 
Schoolhouse Picnic Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use year round.
Silver Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring.
Silver Overflow Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring.
Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use year round. Day-use only. Incoming gate opens at 8:30am and closes to in-coming traffic at 5pm daily.  Out-going gate closes at 6pm daily.
Skyline Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use year round however, the road leading up to the campground is currently closed for winter and the bathroom is locked.  
Sleepy Grass Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until spring
Sleepy Grass Picnic Area Open to Visitor Open year-round.  Day-Use only.
Slide Group Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.  Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.   
South Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Closed until further notice due to damage from the Little Bear Fire. 
Three Rivers Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use year-round.
Trestle Recreation Area Closed to Visitor Site closed until spring.
Upper Bonito Dispersed Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open for use year-round.  Toilets only open and maintained during the summer.
Upper Fir Group Campground Open to Visitor Open and available for use.  Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777 to make a reservation.    
Upper Karr Recreation Area Open to Visitor Open and available for use year round.

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 the 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. The trail 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

 



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