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La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

Elevation 7890 ft

Winter Snow, Summer Perfect




***Effective 8:00 AM Thursday, May 19th the Santa Fe National Forest, including the Jemez Ranger District, will implement Stage III Forest Closure. The forest, including Fenton Lake State Park, will be closed to all public use for the duration of the closure order, hopefully the first part of July when the monsoon rains kick in. Pray, dance for rain.






***Wood permits remain unavailable until further notice because of fire danger and forest closures.


 ***Important Forest Road Update*** 

 All  forest roads within the SFNF-Jemez Ranger District are now closed to all public use. Hwy 126 between La Cueva and Cuba will remain open to through traffic only,


 For up-to-date fire information … 


Rain Yesterday… 0

Year To Date… .30


Rain Total 2021… 11.71

Rain Total 2020…8.68

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… 0


Snow Total 2021/22…67″

Snow Total 2020/21…80″

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″


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… 76

This Morning’s Low…44

Today… Clouds, Cooler





*****Spring Camping Opportunities*****Because of Stage III Forest Closure, there are no camping opportunities in the Jemez right now.  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. 


*****CURRENT FIRE DANGER*****EXTREME——————————-   Stage III  Forest Closure is now in place.


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


*****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, 2022. 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 have been increased by $5 as the habitat stamp has increased to $10… $40 for an adult resident and $16 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 $23. 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 Amanda’s also stocks a full line of bait and tackle.  


*****ROAD CONDITIONS*****  State Hwy 126 remains open. 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 or snow packed. Use caution. 


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

Vista Linda Campground…CLOSED

Redondo Campground… CLOSED 

Jemez Falls Campground… CLOSED 

San Antonio Campground… CLOSED 

Paliza Campground.…CLOSED 

Fenton Lake State Park…CLOSED


Spanish Queen Picnic Area….Closed, Battleship Rock Picnic Area…Closed, La Cueva Picnic Area…Closed, Jemez Falls Picnic Area….Closed, Spence Hot Spring Access and Parking Area…Closed,  Dark Canyon Fishing Access….Closed, Rincon Fishing Access….Closed, River’s Bend Fishing Access…Closed, Las Casitas Fishing Access…Closed, The Bluffs Fishing Access…Closed, San Diego Fishing Access…Closed, La Junta Fishing Access…Closed. Fishing on the lower Jemez is a great spring and early summer fishing opportunity 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….Closed. Trails are closed for public use because of active fire and forest closure, including trails to Jemez Falls, McCauley Warm Spring, Spence Hot Spring and San Antonio Hot Spring.  

  *****FIRE RESTRICTIONS*****  Stage III  Forest Closure is now in place within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. Fire danger is rated as EXTREME.

  *****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 every day. (summer hours)