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Jemez National Recreation Area, Jemez Springs

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Jemez National Recreation Area is a national recreation area in the U.S. state of New Mexico. Located in Santa Fe National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service recreation area comprises 57,650 acres (23,330 ha) and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service's Jemez Ranger District. The Forest Service administers the lands to promote the area for fishing, camping, rock climbing, hunting and hiking. Hunting is specifically permitted in the national recreation area. The government is required to consult with Jemez Pueblo on matters concerning cultural and religious sites and may close areas for traditional uses by the pueblo. Mining is prohibited, except on pre-existing claims.
About 9,350 acres (3,780 ha) are private lands. The national recreation area borders on Valles Caldera National Preserve. About 1.6 million people visit the area each year.
Jemez National Recreation Area was established in 1993 by Public Law 103-104.
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  • My husband and I spent 2 days driving the Jemez National Recreation Area and hiking trails in the area. This was our second trip to the Jemez Mountains. We spent a half day at hiking, looking at... 
    My husband and I spent 2 days driving the Jemez National Recreation Area and hiking trails in the area. This was our second trip to the Jemez Mountains. We spent a half day at hiking, looking at...  more »
  • You can spend several days there, or just one (or half). So many fascinatingly beautiful hikes, waterfalls, springs. And the mountains, the colors, are absolutely stunning. The history is... 
    You can spend several days there, or just one (or half). So many fascinatingly beautiful hikes, waterfalls, springs. And the mountains, the colors, are absolutely stunning. The history is...  more »
  • We stayed 2 nights during the middle of the week, so there were only 2 other campsites in our loop that were occupied. We were in Loop 4 spot #46. We loved this spot! We were not on top of any other....  more
    We stayed 2 nights during the middle of the week, so there were only 2 other campsites in our loop that were occupied. We were in Loop 4 spot #46. We loved this spot! We were not on top of any other....  more »

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