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Guadalupe Mountains National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Guadalupe Mountains National Park - News section for more.

  • Additional Closures Implemented Due to Increased Fire Risk

    May 23, 2022 | 3:56 pm

    Effective Wednesday, May 25th, Guadalupe Mountains National Park will implement additional closures to park areas due to increased fire risk.

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  • Guadalupe Mountains Features Harlan Butt as Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence

    April 25, 2022 | 8:55 am

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park will host and feature Harlan Butt as an Artist-in-Residence. He uses an enameling process that melts glass onto copper cut in the shape of feathers.

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  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park to Require Toilet Bags for all Wilderness Use

    April 22, 2022 | 9:52 am

    Beginning June 21st, 2022, Guadalupe Mountains National Park will update its regulations regarding human waste requirements for wilderness use. Day hikers and all permitted overnight backpackers will be required to pack out human waste using a landfill-safe commercial toilet bag system.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Emergency Closure of All Wilderness Campgrounds Due to Fire Danger

    April 21, 2022 | 9:25 am

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park is closing all wilderness campgrounds until further notice due to extreme fire danger and increased wildfire activity throughout the area. The Southwest area of New Mexico and far west Texas are experiencing high to extreme fire danger and increased wildfire activity throughout the area.

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  • Record Visitation at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 2021

    February 18, 2022 | 11:38 am

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park drew a record 243,000 recreational visits during 2021. These numbers reflect a 28% increase since the last pre-pandemic year of 2019 (189,000), and an 8% increase over 2017’s post-NPS centennial surge year (225,000). In a similar twelve month period, over one million vehicles drove through the park on U.S. Highway 62/180.

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  • Wilderness Use Permit Changes at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    December 21, 2021 | 1:29 pm

    Beginning January 1st, 2022, all overnight use of Guadalupe Mountains Wilderness Backcountry Permits will require a Wilderness Use Permit reservation fee of $6 plus a $6 per-person-per-night recreation fee.

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  • Holiday Closure Changes at Guadalupe Mountains National Park in 2022

    December 16, 2021 | 1:53 pm

    Beginning January 2022, the Pine Springs Visitor Center at Guadalupe Mountains National Park will be closed 5 days annually. The visitor center will be closed for these specific holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Washington’s Birthday. In previous years, the visitor center has been closed only on Christmas Day.

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  • Fall Colors are Coming to the Guadalupe Mountains

    October 6, 2021 | 8:00 am

    By the end of the month, colorful fall foliage should adorn the mountain slopes and canyons of Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Plan ahead and prepare for the best visit, and learn how you can help protect the park.

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  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park Opens Campground Reservations Online

    September 9, 2021 | 10:44 am

    As of September 30, 2021, visitors will be able to book reservations for the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon campgrounds and recreational vehicle (RV) sites online. All advanced and day-of reservations will be made through Recreation.Gov.       

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park Seeks Public Input Regarding Proposed Changes for Wilderness Use Permits

    July 30, 2021 | 12:47 pm

    Guadalupe Mountains National Park is seeking public input on a new proposed fee for overnight Wilderness Use Permits (also referred to as backcountry camping permits). The park is also proposing to make Wilderness Use Permits available for reservation on Recreation.gov. The park has seen a significant increase in visitation and Wilderness use over the past decade, especially along the Guadalupe Peak trail and at the Guadalupe Peak campground. As visitation and use continue to increase, the proposed changes will allow visitors to secure their Wilderness Use Permit in advance and provide critical funding to improve the 80-plus miles of trails and 59 Wilderness campsites that offer hikers multiple ways to recreate and enjoy the park.

    Read more at nps.gov