Sugarite State Park Reopens Monday After Fire

Raton, New Mexico – RATON, N.M. (KRWG) The New Mexico State Parks Division plans to reopen parts of Sugarite State Park on Monday.

The park near Raton has been closed since a fire burned through the area in June. Park staff have been working since the fire was contained to get the park reopened as quickly as possible.

Officials say the visitor center, Coal Camp, The River Walk and Lake Alice Trails will all open Monday at 9 a.m.

Part of Lake Alice campground will also open and Lake Maloya will be open to fishing.

Starting in September, bow hunter will be allowed into the backcountry areas of the park.

Visitors who arrive at the park are requested to stop at the visitor center for park information about open areas, construction and restoration efforts.

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