BLM Taos Field Office continues safe practices while opening more sites and services

TAOS, N.M. –The Bureau of Land Management Taos Field Office announces that the Taos Junction Campground, Wild Rivers Inner Gorge primitive campsites, and all recreation site restrooms are now open.  

In addition, the Rio Grande Gorge Visitor Center is now open Friday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Beginning May 28, the Wild Rivers Visitor Center resumes operations from Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The BLM encourages the public to use exact change or a credit card when making purchases at the visitor centers. 

The BLM Taos Field Office will begin taking group shelter reservations on May 17 for group sites, which will reopen on May 28. Group sites and group shelters will be restricted to the group size listed on or the corresponding New Mexico Department of Health orders, whichever is smaller. Groups over 40 will not be permitted at this time.  

"The BLM remains focused on ensuring people have outdoor recreation opportunities while remaining responsible," stated BLM Taos Field Manager Pamela Mathis.  

The Department of the Interior is requiring the public to wear a mask when visiting Federal buildings and when social distancing is not possible while outdoors on public lands. Additionally, the public should follow the New Mexico Department of Health orders and practice Leave No Trace. Details on closures will continue to be posted on our website  

For additional information about openings or to reserve a group shelter, contact 575-758-8851. 

This year, we invite everyone to reimagine your public lands as we celebrate 75 years of the BLM’s stewardship and service to the American people. The BLM manages approximately 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 

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