Socorro Field Office

The Socorro Field Office manages 1.5 million acres of surface and 6 million acres of subsurface public lands within Socorro and Catron counties.  Located in south-central and western New Mexico, the area is bisected by the Rio Grande. The landscape contains diverse and scenic plants, animals, and geology in a wide variety of environments and demonstrates an engrossing history of human occupation from the times of the Ice Age to the Atomic Age.

Popular Sites


Michelle Bell

Acting Field Manager


Mailing Address:
901 South Highway 85
Socorro, NM 87801-4168
Phone: 575-835-0412
Fax: 575-835-0223
8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4:30 p.m., M-F

TTY/Relay System

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

Interpretive Opportunities

A view of of the bat cave in southern New Mexico.

StoryMap: Bat Cave

annual public lands access pass with picture of misty forest

The Socorro Field Office sells and issues the America the Beautiful, National Parks and Federal Recreational lands Pass.

Senior Annual, Senior Lifetime, and Annual Passes are available for purchase. Military, Access, Volunteer, and 4th.Grade passes are issued free of charge with required documentation.

Passes can be obtained in person, or by calling the Socorro Field Office at (575) 835-0412.

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