Beauty In The Jemez

Beauty In The Jemez


Forest roads are open and there is dispersed camping opportunities on many of those FS Roads.

Stage I fire restrictions are in effect which means no campfires or charcoal grills in the forest except designated Forest Service Campgrounds or Picnic Areas using established fire rings or grills.

Some Forest Service Campgrounds (Redondo and Paliza) will not open this year, so there is a shortage of improved camping spots. La Cueva Picnic Area is also closed.

San Antonio Campground (Reservations Only), Jemez Falls Campground and Day Use Area (First Come First Served), Vista Linda Campground (First Come First Served), Battleship Rock Picnic Area, Las Conchas Picnic Area and Spanish Queen Picnic Area all have designated fire rings and or grills.

Fenton Lake State Park is fully open for camping, hiking and fishing (stocked with nearly 3000 fish this week). Fire restrictions are in effect, so no campfires or charcoal allowed. Gas grills and stoves are OK.

Fill your water tanks in your campers and RVs prior to coming up the mountain as there are no options here.

Trails to the hot springs and cliff jumps are open and inviting.

While the streams are low, fishing has been great all spring. Fenton Lake has had tremendous fishing since ice off. Check our stocking report for the latest stocking information.

The weekend weather forecast is calling for perfect conditions with light winds, mostly sunny skies and tempertures in the mid 70s daytime and 40s at night.

The forest is DRY, DRY, DRY. TINDER DRY. Please enjoy the forest this long weekend. Enjoy it responsibly.

Oh….and please stop into Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store and say Hi. We appreciate your business.