will go into effect Friday May 20th at 8:00am. This means that no fires, charcoal, or any open flame will be allowed within the Santa Fe National Forest except within established campgrounds. Dispersed camping =no flames. Please be careful and observe all fire restrictions.
From the Forest Service….

“First level (stage 1) restrictions limit campfires to Forest Service designated camp and picnic grounds where grills and fire rings are provided. Smoking is permitted only in vehicles or buildings, in developed recreation sites, or in areas cleared at least three feet in diameter of all flammable material. Possessing, discharging or using any kind of firework or other pyrotechnic devise is also prohibited.

Gas and propane stoves, lanterns or heating devices are permitted providing such devices meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety.

Violation of these restrictions are punishable by a fine  of not more than $5000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations and/or imprisonment for not more than six(6) months.

For more information regarding forest recreation opportunities and fire restrictions, please contact the Santa Fe National Forest at (505) 438-5300.”