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New Mexico NPS Area Press Release

New Mexico NPS Area Information Updated: June 6, 2014 (2 years, 1 month ago)

Year Round Regulations:

Note: Seasonal conditions may require that more activities be prohibited or restricted. Contact the location you will be visiting for the latest information.

FIREWORKS ARE ALWAYS PROHIBITED IN NATIONAL PARK SERVICE UNITS.

Aztec Ruins National Monument – Campfires permitted in designated areas only. Firewood collecting is prohibited.

Bandelier National Monument – Fires are permitted only in designated campgrounds and only in the grills provided. Firewood collecting is prohibited.

Capulin Volcano National Monument – Charcoal fires are permitted only in the grills provided in designated picnic areas.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park – Campfires are not permitted. Camp stoves are allowed.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park - Campfires are permitted only in the campground in the fire pits with grates provided. Firewood collecting is prohibited.

El Malpais National Monument - All fires must be contained inside contained fire grills or other container suitable for confining the fire from contact with the ground or other resources. Ground fires are prohibited. During periods of Very High or Extreme Fire Danger, as determined by El Malpais National Monument Fire Management Officer, any open fires, wood or otherwise, and the use of charcoal are prohibited. Under conditions of Very High or Extreme fire danger, self-contained gas grills, or stoves may be allowed for use.

El Morro National Monument - All fires must be contained inside the established, contained fire grills or pits located in the picnic area or campground. Ground fires are prohibited. Fires must not be left unattended. Fires must be completely extinguished before departure of campfire. During periods of Very High or Extreme fire danger, as determined by El Malpais National Monument Fire Management Officer, any open fires, wood or otherwise, and the use of charcoal are prohibited. Under conditions of Very High or Extreme fire danger, self-contained gas grills, or stoves are allowed for use in the picnic area and campground.

Fort Union National Monument – The lighting or maintaining of fires is generally prohibited, except as provided for in the following designated areas and/or receptacles, and under the conditions noted: ● At established picnic areas using grills or stoves with containerized fuels. ● At other sites during authorized interpretive functions using containers/receptacles appropriate to the function.

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument – Campfires are never permitted in the park. All area campgrounds and picnic tables are located on the surrounding Gila National Forestt. Smoking is never permitted.

Pecos National Historical Park – Charcoal fires are permitted only in grills at designated picnic areas.

Petroglyph National Monument – There are no designated areas or receptacles for lighting or maintaining a fire within the NPS-administered areas of the monument. The use of a propane, gas, or any other fuel powered “Coleman” type stove or lantern is limited to the Las Imágenes Visitor Center Parking Lot, Rinconada Canyon Parking Lot, and the Volcano Day Use Parking Lot. All use of lanterns or stoves will be prohibited if fire danger dictates.

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument - Campfires are not allowed in the park.

White Sands National Monument - Ground fires are prohibited. Personal grills are allowed in picnic areas and pull outs along the Dunes Drive. When using personal grills, charcoal must be removed from the monument. If using one of the Monument’s grills, leave the charcoal in the grill. Only containerized fuel stoves are allowed in the designated backcountry campsites. Fire Pans, metal drums, other fire proof containers may be allowed as a condition of a Special Use Permit. These containers must be resting at least six inches above the ground.