Veterans, Soldiers Receive Free Admission to Gila National Forest
SILVER CITY, NM- In honor of Veterans Day, U.S. veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families will be admitted free of charge to Gila National Forest.
Day use or overnight camping at the following recreation sites that normally charge a fee will be free:
o Lake Roberts: Upper End and Mesa Campgrounds
o Catwalk Recreation Area
At Quemado Lake, the Piñon, Juniper, and Juniper RV Campgrounds are currently closed for the duration of the cold season. The Dipping Vat Campground at Snow Lake remains open for public use; no day-use or overnight camping fees are being charged due to the water system being turned off to prevent freezing.
In observance of Veterans Day, Gila National Forest offices will be closed November 11th. Normal office hours resume on Monday, November 14th.