Live Image of San Antonio River
La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico - Elevation 7890 ft “Winter Snow….Summer Perfect”
Rain Yesterday…. 0
Year To Date…. .60
Snow Yesterday…. Dusting
Snow Season To Date….20″
Yesterday’s High…. 46
This Morning’s Low…. 28
Today…. Clouds, Flurries
As we approach what appears to be an early spring, here is a recap of current conditions and recreational opportunities in the Jemez Mountains. Vista Linda Campground, along the Jemez River and below the village of Jemez Springs is open and will remain open throughout the winter. The Jemez River is flowing very clear now and has good volume. It will provide for an excellent winter fishery as the NMDGF stocks the lower Jemez River throughout the winter months. Fenton Lake State Park is currently open and provides limited camping opportunities throughout the winter months (six spaces). The lake is generally free of ice and is open to fishing as of February 16th. The state park is open for other recreational opportunities, such as picnicking and hiking. The Rio Cebolla, both above and below the lake, is generally free of ice and is open to fishing.
All rivers above the village of Jemez Springs are becoming ice free and fishable. All Forest Roads remain closed for the winter and will re-open early April. FR 376 to San Antonio Hot Spring will be closed from January 1st through June 1st. All trails, including access to the various hot springs are open and will remain open throughout the winter. 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 winter hours are 8:30 am to 6:30pm every day. Come on up and say hi. We’d love to see you. ————————————————– CURRENT FIRE DANGER Moderate… As of Wednesday February 5, 2014 8:00 am the fire danger within the Santa fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, has been changed to Moderate. There are currently no fire restrictions within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District. Please be careful with your campfires. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
****CAMPGROUND ALERT**** All campgrounds within the Santa Fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District are closed until spring. Exceptions are the Vista Linda Campground (Hwy 4 below the Village of Jemez Springs) and Fenton Lake State Park (six spaces).
—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— *****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 no options to do so once you arrive. —————————————————————————————————————— The new license year begins on April 1, 2014. 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 above include the required habitat stamps. Licenses are available at Amanda’s Jemez Mountain Country Store. Amanda’s also stocks a full line of bait and tackle.
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