State Parks In New Mexico Reopen

Jul 12, 2013

Continued moisture is prompting state officials to lift more closure orders as fire danger around New Mexico begins to decrease.

State Parks officials said Friday that Fenton Lake and Hyde Memorial State Parks are now open and Morphy Lake State Park will open Saturday.

Park officials say fire restrictions at the parks will remain in place.

The wooded area along the Rio Grande in Sandoval, Bernalillo, Valencia and Socorro counties will reopen Tuesday but restrictions on open fires and smoking will still be in effect.

The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, which manages the bosque, says it will continue to assess the drought conditions. The closure order could be reissued if conditions worsen.

The city of Albuquerque is considering opening the Rio Grande State Park, which is within city limits.

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