BLM Las Cruces District to no longer issue recreation passes nor accept cash at Dripping Springs Natural Area Visitor’s Center

New Mexico
Las Cruces DO
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LAS CRUCES, N.M. Effective Immediately, the Dripping Springs Natural Area A.B. Cox Visitor’s Center will no longer be issuing America the Beautiful and BLM Las Cruces District Annual Recreation Passes. In addition, the Visitor’s Center will no longer accept cash for transactions.

Both recreation passes will still be accepted for admission at the visitor’s center and other locations around the Las Cruces area that have accepted them in the past. To push towards education, interpretation, and engagement with the public, we are removing our cash register and empowering our volunteer day hosts to engage with our monument visitors. We realize that this may be an inconvenience. Within the next few months, the BLM plans to install a remote off-grid kiosk that will allow for cashless payments and distribution of receipts for day-use activities. An iron ranger will still be onsite for those who prefer to pay with cash or check. 

Passes are still available for purchase at the District Office at 1800 Marquess Street, Las Cruces, N.M. 88005. For more information, please contact the front desk at 575-525-4300.