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La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

Elevation 7890 ft

Winter Snow, Summer Perfect

Cottonwoods South of Jemez Springs Village

 

 

Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store

 

 

 

 

 

Fall snow storms are not unprecedented, but this is a great snow event prior to Halloween/Thanksgiving. Photos taken October 26, 2020. Fourteen to twenty inches depending where you are in the Jemez.

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***Wood permits are now available for wood cutting in the Santa Fe National Forest. Permits can be obtained by calling the Jemez Ranger District office (575-829-3535). Permits can be paid for using a credit/debit card and will be mailed to your address.

 

 

***Important Forest Road Update*** 

 The following  forest roads within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, are now open for public use…FR10, FR144, FR376, FR 378 (Barley Canyon), and FR 289 (Dome Road). Additionally, NM Hwy 126 has been graded and is now open to through traffic all the way to Cuba. These forest roads and public lands are used by visitors and locals alike for camping, hiking, turkey and shed hunting, wood gathering and cattle grazing. Please remember that  fire restrictions are still in place. And please, please respect the forest and pick up after yourselves. Pack it in…pack it home.
  

 


 For up to date fire information …https://nmfireinfo.com/ 

     

Rain Yesterday… 0

Year To Date… 8.05

 

Rain Total 2019…14.70

Rain Total 2018…15.81

Rain Total 2017…11.73″

Rain Total 2016…12.05″

Rain Total 2015… 20.90″


 

Snow Yesterday… 0

Season To Date… 18″

 

Snow Total 2019/20…66″

Snow Total 2018/19…110″

Snow Total 2017/18…35″

Snow Total 2016/17…96″  

Snow Total 2015/16…97″ 

 Snow Total 2014/15…85″

Snow Total 2013/14…26″

SnowTotal2012/13..76″                                                                 

Snow Total 2011/12…96″

Snow Total 2010/11…98″


Rachel Larson Shows Off a New Sweatshirt From Amanda’s…New Designs and Colors In Stock Now

Yesterday’s High… 45

This Morning’s Low… 23

Today… Abundant Sunshine

 

 

                                                                                                        

*****Fall Camping Opportunities*****  Forest Service roads (10, 144, 376, 378 and 289) remain open for dispersed camping and other recreational activities. All Forest Service campgrounds within the SFNF-Jemez Ranger District are now open except Redondo Campground which is closed for the season. Fenton Lake State Park is now open (electrical loop only) for overnight camping by reservation only effective October 1, 2020.  Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store is open 363 1/2 days a year….closing on Christmas Day and a half day on Thanksgiving. Our summer hours are 8:30 am to 8:00 pm every day. Amanda’s Country Store is essential to our community and will remain open during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

*****CURRENT FIRE DANGER*****VERY HIGH——————————– As of Thursday, October 8, 2020 the fire danger within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, has been elevated to VERY HIGH.   Currently there are no fire restrictions.

   

*****CAMPGROUND RESERVATIONS***** You may reserve campground space (when required) at both Jemez Falls and San Antonio Campgrounds at the following webpage:   https:/reserveamerica.gov  

 

*****WATER ALERT*****  If you are planning to camp the Jemez any time of the year, please fill up your water tanks in your campers and RVs prior to coming to the Jemez. There are limited opportunities here in the Jemez.

 

*****THE NEW LICENSE YEAR*****   began on April 1, 2020. Licenses are now available for purchase from Amanda’s, all license vendors or on-line. A new fishing license is required to fish in the State of New Mexico. License fees remain the same… $35 for an adult resident and $11 for a junior (age 12-17)  resident. Kids (11 and under) fish free as do adults over the age of 70. There is a senior license for those age 65-69 for $18. All fees listed above include the required habitat stamps. NMDGF is now offering discounted licenses for New Mexico resident veterans and active duty military. Licenses are available at Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store or you can purchase your license online at http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/. Amanda’s also stocks a full line of bait and tackle.  

 

*****ROAD CONDITIONS*****  State Hwy 126 is now open to through traffic effective Monday, April 27th. There is eight miles of unpaved highway in the middle of 40 mile journey to Cuba to the west that can be difficult when wet. Use caution. 

 

*****CAMPGROUNDS***** Campgrounds are open as follows.

Vista Linda Campground…OPEN (first come, first served)

Redondo Campground… CLOSED

Jemez Falls Campground… OPEN (first come, first served)

San Antonio Campground… OPEN (first come, first served)

Paliza Campground.…OPEN (first come, first served)

Fenton Lake State Park….the State Park is now fully open seven days per week, 6am to 9pm to New Mexico residents only. Overnight camping is also available by reservation only effective October 1, 2020. The campground is closed other than the five electrical sites as of Monday, October 26, 2020. Water has been turned off.

Spanish Queen Picnic Area….Open Battleship Rock Picnic Area…Open La Cueva Picnic Area….Open Jemez Falls Picnic Area….Open Spence Hot Spring Access and Parking Area….Open  Dark Canyon Fishing Access….Open, Rincon Fishing Access….Open, River’s Bend Fishing Access…Open, Las Casitas Fishing Access…Open, The Bluffs Fishing Access…Open, San Diego Fishing Access…Open, La Junta Fishing Access…Open. Fishing on the lower Jemez is good throughout the spring and early summer and can be accessed many places other than the Forest Service parking areas. Trails….Forest Service Trailhead Parking areas Las Conchas and East Fork Trail 137….Portions Closed. Trails are open for public use, including trails to Jemez Falls, McCauley Warm Spring, Spence Hot Spring and San Antonio Hot Spring.

  *****FIRE RESTRICTIONS*****  Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District currently has no fire restrictions.. Fire danger is rated as VERY HIGH.

  *****AMANDA’S***** Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store, located at the junction of Hwy 4 and 126 (the turnoff to Fenton Lake), is open from 8:30am till 8:00 pm everyday. (summer hours)