New Mexico Lotteries and Permit Systems
Rio Chama Wild and Scenic River
Rio Chama Lottery Application for a Weekend Launch
Because of the demand for trips in late spring and summer, the BLM uses a lottery system to reserve weekend (Friday-Saturday) launch dates from May 1 through Labor Day weekend. Please note that for a launch after Labor Day and before May 1, no advance reservation is required – you simply show up at the launch site, fill out a registration form, pay the fees, and go.
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Carrizozo Land Partnership
Public lands managed by the BLM between the Carrizozo Lava Flow and the White Sands Missile Range can only be reached by crossing private land. The Carrizozo Land Partnership, a partnership between the BLM, private land owners and ranchers of this area, has arranged for public access to BLM lands in this area by a vehicle pass process.
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