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La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico

Elevation 7890 ft

Winter Snow, Summer Perfect

 

Beautiful Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout caught and released from the upper Rio Cebolla above McKinney Pond. Photo courtesy of John Sandlin. Thanks John for taking the time.

 

 

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***Wood permits are now available. Because the forest service office remains closed, permits will be issued through the mail.

 

 ***Important Forest Road Update*** 

 The following  forest roads within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, are now for camping and other recreational use…FR10, 144, FR376 (south of Hwy 126), 378 (Barley Canyon) and FR 289 (Dome Road). FR 376 north to San Antonio Hot Spring is now open as of Thursday, July 1st.
  

 


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

     

Rain Yesterday… .13

Year To Date… 7.23

 

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 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″

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… 79

This Morning’s Low… 48

Today… Possible PM Rain 

                                                                                                        

*****Summer Camping Opportunities*****  Forest Service roads (10, 144, 376, 378 and 289) are now open for dispersed camping. All Forest Service campgrounds within the SFNF-Jemez Ranger District are now open for public use effective Friday, May 14th. Fenton Lake State Park will open all of their campsites for public use by reservation only on Saturday, May 15th.  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*****MODERATE——————————– As of Thursday, June 30th, the fire danger within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, has been reduced to MODERATE.   There are currently 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, 2021. 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 http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/. 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…OPEN (first come, first served)

Redondo Campground… OPEN (first come, first served)

Jemez Falls Campground… OPEN (reservation only}

San Antonio Campground… OPEN (reservation only)

Paliza Campground.…OPEN (both first come, first served and reserved sites available)

Fenton Lake State Park…FULLY OPEN for overnight camping by reservation only effective May 15th.

 

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 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….Open. 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 MODERATE.

  *****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)