Fire restrictions continue at Oasis, five other parks

Freedom Newspapers

SANTA FE — Though most of New Mexico’s 34 State Parks have lifted statewide fire restrictions, six State Parks will continue to enforce restrictions imposed by local or federal entities until further notice, according to a release from the state. Those parks are: Fenton Lake State Park (Jemez Springs), Navajo Lake State Park (near Farmington), Ute Lake State Park (near Tucumcari), Cimarron Canyon State Park (near Cimarron), Sugarite Canyon State Park (near Raton) and Oasis State Park (Portales).

Those parks that remain under fire restrictions will not permit open campfires, but will allow the use of cooking or heating devices that use kerosene, white gas or propane as fuel in an area cleared of vegetation for at least 30 feet or that have a water source.

For all other parks, campfires will once again be permitted in campgrounds and other developed sites where grills and stoves are provided. Fireworks are never allowed within State Parks.