New Mexico Governor loosens state park restrictions for residents

by Lillian Eva Lieske

NEW MEXICO — During a virtual news conference on Sept. 17, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham listed a few of the COVID-19 restrictions that are being loosened up. Among those restrictions, New Mexico residents will be permitted to camp at open state parks, so long as there are no more than 10 in a group, effective Oct. 1.

According to the Energy, Minerals,& Natural Resources Department of the State, reservations must be made ahead of time and are subject to change and or cancellations. As of now, all NM state parks are still closed to out-of-state residents.

For more information please visit for reservations and NM State Parks “know before you go” procedures and suggestions.