La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico - Elevation 7890 ft
“Winter Snow….Summer Perfect”
Rain Yesterday…. 0
Year To Date…. .88
This Morning’s Low….31
STAGE I FIRE RESTRICTIONS AFFECTIVE
8:00AM MAY 14TH
According to Santa Fe National Forest – Jemez Ranger District….”Despite recent scattered rain showers, the Santa Fe National Forest and Valles Caldera National Preserve will enter Stage I fire restrictions on Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 am due to extreme / exceptional drought conditions and high fire danger. The San Pedro Parks Wilderness is exempt from Stage I fire restrictions. Devices solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuel that can be turned on and off are allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3-feet of the device.”
“During Stage I fire restrictions, the following acts are prohibited: Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove; except in Forest Service developed campgrounds and picnic areas where grills and fire rings are provided. Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site/improved site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.”
Fenton Lake State Park, being a separate juristiction, is now prohibiting all fires, wood or charcoal, anywhere within the State Park. The Park is open for camping and gas grills and stoves are acceptable.
As of Thursday April 4, 2013 all Forest Roads within the Santa Fe National Forest Jemez Ranger District are open. The only exception being FR376 north from NM Hwy 126 to the San Antonio Hot Spring….which will remain closed until June 1st.
As of Monday, May 1, 2013 8:00 am the fire danger within the Santa fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, has been elevated to Very High. Stage I fire restrictions are in affect as of Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:00 am.
****CAMPGROUND ALERT****Jemez Falls Campground (first come first served) and San Antonio Campground (reservation only) are now fully opened. For more information check here.
*****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 began on April 1, 2013. 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.