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La Cueva, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico - Elevation 7890 ft “Winter Snow….Summer Perfect”
Rain Yesterday…. 0
Year To Date…. 1.06
Snow Yesterday…. 0
Snow Season To Date….26″
This Morning’s Low…. 42
Today…. Breezy, Sunshine
Spring is here and there are many recreational opportunities in the Jemez Mountains right now. With the exception of FR376 to San Antonio Hot Springs, all forest roads within the Jemez Ranger District are open for all recreational activities. Forest roads that are open, include FR376 (south from Hwy 126 to Gilman), FR378, FR144, FR314, FR10 and FR289. Vista Linda Campground on Hwy 4 is open as well as Fenton Lake State Park Campground (6 spaces). Battleship Rock Picnic Area is now open, as is Spanish Queen Picnic Area. Jemez Falls and San Antonio Campgrounds are scheduled for April 28th openings. NMDGF has stocked over 12,000 fish in the Jemez waters over the last week alone. Wood permits are available now from the Santa Fe National Forest Jemez Ranger District office in Jemez Springs. There is something for everyone in the Jemez right now, so come on up and enjoy the outdoors. For more detailed spring conditions please click on my latest post.
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 8:00pm every day. Come on up and say hi. We’d love to see you.
————————————————– CURRENT FIRE DANGER HIGH… As of Monday March 31, 2014 8:00 am the fire danger within the Santa fe National Forest, Jemez Ranger District, has been changed to HIGH. 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 began 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 or you can purchase your license online at the NMDGF website. Amanda’s also stocks a full line of bait and tackle.
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