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Bosque Del Apache, NM and Government Shutdown

 
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Jan 07, 2019 11:41 |  #1

We're planning a trip to Bosque in mid January. Does anyone know for sure if the refuge is open? I know the visitor center is closed but their website says that the loop road is open but it also warns that there won't be any updates to their website! Is anyone there right now who could shed some light on the situation?




  
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Jan 07, 2019 22:33 |  #2

I was there right after Christmas for 3 days. It closed for at least one day because of cold temperatures and snow. The one ranger there was needed to do bird support instead of pulling out people stuck in the snow. Otherwise it would have stayed open. Check the Facebook group too and see if anybody has been recently. Bernardo Refuge to the north is state run and would be open. It had lots sandhill cranes and raptors when we checked it out.


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Jan 08, 2019 10:24 |  #3

RMyers wrote in post #18786897 (external link)
Check the Facebook group too and see if anybody has been recently.

An excellent idea!

Many people in such FB groups are locals, and hence know the status of such areas on a current basis.

Thanks for the tip! I will use it not only for Bosque, but also for other federal areas that I am interested in visiting during the partial shutdown.


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Jan 08, 2019 17:17 |  #4

Guess I should have posted a link, but there doesn't seem to be much activity since I posted on it.

https://www.facebook.c​om/BosquedelApacheNWR/ (external link)


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Jan 23, 2019 15:53 |  #5

RMyers wrote in post #18786897 (external link)
I was there right after Christmas for 3 days. It closed for at least one day because of cold temperatures and snow. The one ranger there was needed to do bird support instead of pulling out people stuck in the snow. Otherwise it would have stayed open. Check the Facebook group too and see if anybody has been recently. Bernardo Refuge to the north is state run and would be open. It had lots sandhill cranes and raptors when we checked it out.

We were there the Thursday & Friday before New Years - just as the snow storm arrived.

That lone Ranger found us and told us to get out, as he was going to lock the gates. We packed up & left Friday rather than Monday.

What a drive across 380! Certainly not something a TX guy is used to. :)

To the OP: I called just before we went, and just before the shutdown started. The gal in the visitor center advised me that the park would be open, but w/o an manning by the staff.


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Jan 24, 2019 18:03 |  #6

Is it Federal property? If so, save your coins.


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