The Glenwood Ranger District announces that the Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary will be temporarily closed from May 6 to May 11 for improvements.
The CCIDSS is the first International Dark Sky Sanctuary in North America and the first in New Mexico. This campground will have:
The road will have aggregate surfacing applied.
Boulders will be placed to create a perimeter around the campground.
Installation of two information kiosks, and fencing will be placed around the perimeter.
Campgrounds located in the Quemado Lake Recreation Area will reopen on May 1, including Piñon, Juniper and the El Caso I-III Campgrounds.
The El Caso Campgrounds are free and first-come/firstserve. The Piñon and Juniper Campgrounds are fee-based. The Juniper CG is first come/ first serve and the Piñon CG is available for reservation by calling the Quemado Ranger District at 575-773-4678.