Recreation Sites Fee-Free

Alamogordo, NM (September 21, 2011) – Fall is in the air, but visitors can still enjoy the last warm days of the season by camping, hiking a new trail, or just taking a scenic drive to see the aspen and maple trees changing colors.  National Public Lands Day is Saturday September 24th 2011, and as a way to celebrate, the Lincoln National Forest will offer several recreation sites for all to enjoy at no fee.  The purpose of this fee-free day is to encourage visitation to our nation’s national forests while recognizing our public lands as the invaluable recreational resource they are for old and young alike.

Fee-free sites on the Smokey Bear Ranger nexium online price District include:  Oak Grove Campground, Cedar Creek Picnic/Pavilion, Monjeau Campground, Skyline Campground, Baca Dispersed Campground, and Three Rivers Campground.

Fee-free sites on the Sacramento Ranger District include:  Pines Campground, Upper and Lower Karr Campground, Bluff Springs, and the Trestle Recreation Area.

The Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Site on the Guadalupe Ranger District would typically be fee-free for National Public Lands day.  However, due to fire rehab projects currently in progress, this site is closed with a tentatively scheduled opening of next spring.  All three Ranger Districts are open for dispersed camping.  Anyone wanting to camp, hike, sightsee, or just relax is welcome to enjoy the Lincoln National Forest.

For additional information on the Lincoln National Forest, please contact the Supervisor’s Office at (575) 434-7200; the Smokey Bear Ranger District Office at (575) 257-4095; the Sacramento Ranger District Office at (575) 682-2551, or the Guadalupe Ranger District Office at (575) 885-4181, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  You can also find us at and follow us on Twitter at