New Camping Limits In New Mexico

Nov 5, 2012

Campers at New Mexico's state parks will face shorter limits on their stays at campsites under a rules change announced by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration.

The state Parks Division says campers bill be able remain in a park for 14 consecutive days during any 20-day period starting in April 2013. Campers could go to another state park for six days and then return.

Under current rules, campers are allowed a maximum stay of 21 consecutive days during a 28-day period.

Parks Division Director Tommy Mutz said a 14-day limit will give weekend and short-term campers a reasonable opportunity to get park campsites.

New Mexico residents can buy an annual camping pass for state parks for $180, but it costs $100 for residents who are ages 62 and older.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.