Camping is fun, but wouldn’t it be cooler just to drive back to your country cabin in Spring Canyon Ranch? Yeah, we thought so! Here’s the info, though, in case you insist 🙂
The Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is reopening two campgrounds on May 1, 2013, that were temporarily closed during the winter.
• Piñon Campground located in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area off N.M. State Highway 32 and Forest Road 13. Two group sites located within the Piñon Campground will be open and available for reservations.
• Juniper Campground also located in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area off N.M. State Highway 32 and Forest Road 13.
Recreation users are reminded to dispose of trash properly in appropriate bins and leave the campsite clean for the next forest visitor.
Also, fire dangeris high, so please practice campfire safety:
• Clear all flammable material away from the fire for a minimum of five feet in all directions.
• Make a fire only if you have a shovel and sufficient water to put it out.
• Have a responsible person in attendance at all times.
• Never leave your campfire unattended.
• Avoid making a campfire during the windy part of the day.
• To make sure your campfire is out, drown with water and stir with dirt, making
sure all burned materials are extinguished. Feel with your hand to make sure it’s out cold.
• Every campfire will be put DEAD OUT before leaving it.
There will be potable water available at the Cove Lake Access, Juniper Campground, and Piñon Campground. The dump station at Piñon Campground will be available at this time.
For additional information regarding campgrounds or other recreational opportunities on the Gila National Forest, contact the respective Ranger Station or visit the website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila/