AlamogordoTownNews.com Lincoln National Forest Reopens

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WELCOME BACK the Forest, Welcome back to Nature!

The Lincoln National Forest will reopen TOMORROW, Friday, June 24, 2022, at 8am after being closed for a month due to fire danger. 

All three districts of the national forest received substantial rain over the past two weeks which significantly lowered fire danger. More rain is forecasted over the coming weeks for the forest. Forest lands, roads, trails, recreation sites, and campgrounds will again be open to visitors beginning tomorrow.

Fire Restrictions Lifted: The Lincoln National Forest will also lift fire restrictions. Over the past month, the average rainfall in the forest was 4 inches, with some areas seeing up to 5 inches.

Average rainfall in the summer months ranges between 7.6 and 13.9 inches depending on the location, so the rain we’ve gotten is significant. The ongoing rains have actually increased moisture levels to above-average for this time of year.

Visiting the Forest: Forest visitors are required to follow the Leave No Trace principles. This includes never leaving a campfire unattended, taking all trash with you when you leave, and never camping near or driving through streams.

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