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Final Cerro Pelado Burned Area Closure Terminated

The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) today rescinded the Jemez National Recreation Area flood risk closure order that was implemented after the Cerro Pelado Fire, effective at 8:00 a.m.

With the termination of Order 10-515, the public can now access popular recreation sites adjacent to NM Highway 4, including:

  • Battleship Rock
  • East Fork Trail 137 between the Jemez Falls Trailhead and Battleship Rock
  • Soda Dam
  • Bluffs Fishing Access
  • Spanish Queen Picnic Area
  • Vista Linda Campground
  • River’s Bend Fishing Access
  • San Diego Fishing Access
  • Las Casitas Fishing Access
  • La Junta Fishing Access

The closure orders were implemented to protect public health and safety during and after the Cerro Pelado Fire on the Jemez Ranger District. Though the closure orders have been lifted, visitors are urged to use caution while in the area. Potential post-fire hazards may include rolling rocks, falling trees and flood waters,especially during high winds or heavy precipitation.

For more information or questions, contact the Jemez Ranger Station at 575-829-3535. Stay up to date on SFNF news by checking the SFNF website and following us on Facebookand Twitter.

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