Fort Stanton, N.M. – RealEstateRama – On March 29, 2021, the Bureau of Land Management Roswell Field Office will temporarily close Rob Jagger’s Campground to upgrade facilities. The closure is necessary for the safety of employees, contractors and the public. The BLM expects to re-open the area in June, after construction is complete. During this time, the parking and day-use area of the Campground will remain open for public use.
“The BLM is continuing to enhance recreational opportunities by improving areas such as the Rob Jagger’s Campground,” said BLM Roswell Field Manager Chuck Schmidt. “We are adding electric and water service to the Campground and will expand the area by adding additional campsites.”
Construction in the area will include heavy equipment operations to dig trenches to install water and electrical lines within the Campground. The BLM will monitor the daily work and post signs to advise the public of the closure.
During construction, the BLM recommends other areas within the Fort Stanton Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area for the public to enjoy, including Cave Canyon Campground and other dispersed camping opportunities. Additionally, the Valley of Fires Recreation Area, the Carrizozo Land Access Area on the west side of the Valley of Fires, and Three River’s Campground and Petroglyph Site will be open for recreational use. For more information about these and other BLM recreation areas, please visit www.blm.gov/visit.
For more information, the public can contact the BLM Roswell Field Office at 575-627-0272.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.