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Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area - BLM
NM Highway 220 Ft. Stanton, NM 88323
Southeast
575-627-0272
Business Status

Open for Business

Details

Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities, some BLM New Mexico offices are temporarily restricting public access to some recreation areas (the Rob Jaggers Campground and Cave Campground are open, but are not being maintained or serviced by BLM personnel or volunteers. In addition, the bathrooms are closed). Visitors may continue to enjoy BLM trails and open space areas. For more information, please visit https://www.blm.gov/alert/nm-covid-19-updates.


The 25,080-acre National Conservation Area (NCA),established by Congress in 2009, is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The NCA offers a variety of recreational activities including 100 miles of multi-use trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking. There are 20 miles of dirt roads designated open to off-highway vehicle use. There are two formal camping areas. The Rob Jaggers Campground (formerly the Equestrian Trailhead Campground) has a large parking area with facilities for horseback staging, five RV electric hookups, shelters, barbeque grills, a restroom, and drinking water. The Cave Campground has shelters, barbeque grills, and a restroom but no drinking water. Fort Stanton Cave may be closed to visitation due to the white nose syndrome threat to bats; for current status, please check with the BLM Roswell Field Office at (575) 627-0272

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COVID-19 Rapid Response
  • Open For Business:
  • Temporarily Closed:
  • Status and Offerings Details: Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities, some BLM New Mexico offices are temporarily restricting public access to some recreation areas (the Rob Jaggers Campground and Cave Campground are open, but are not being maintained or serviced by BLM personnel or volunteers. In addition, the bathrooms are closed). Visitors may continue to enjoy BLM trails and open space areas. For more information, please visit https://www.blm.gov/alert/nm-covid-19-updates.