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Lake Alice Electric is a campsite located within Sugarite Canyon State Park in northeastern New Mexico, near the Colorado border. Sugarite Canyon is known for its rich history, scenic beauty, wildlife, and recreational opportunities such as hiking, fishing, and boating. If you're considering camping at Lake Alice Electric, here is some important information you should be aware of:

Campsite Details

  • Accommodations: Lake Alice Electric typically offers developed campsites with electric hookups. These sites are likely suitable for RVs and tents that can benefit from electrical power access.
  • Accessibility: Campsites are usually accessible by road, but accessibility may vary depending on weather and maintenance, so it's important to check current conditions.
  • Facilities: You can expect basic campground amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and possibly grilling facilities. Restroom facilities and potable water may also be available.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: It's often recommended or required to make reservations in advance, especially during peak seasons. Check the state park's website or contact the park directly to inquire about the reservation system.
  • Fees: There would typically be a nightly fee for camping with an electric hookup. Fees can change, so it's best to verify current rates when planning your trip.

Park Activities

  • Fishing: Lake Alice may offer trout fishing and other types of angling. A valid New Mexico fishing license may be required.
  • Hiking: Sugarite Canyon State Park boasts a network of trails suitable for all skill levels, offering views of the canyon, wildlife, and historic coal mining structures.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area is home to various wildlife such as deer, bear, and numerous bird species. Remember to keep a safe distance from wildlife and store food securely.
  • Boating: Depending on the size of Lake Alice and park regulations, non-motorized boating such as kayaking and canoeing might be available.

Rules and Regulations

  • Wildlife Safety: As with any natural area, you may need to take precautions to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife. Use bear-safe containers and follow all park guidelines.
  • Campfire Safety: If fires are allowed, they must be kept in designated fire rings and fully extinguished after use. Always check for current fire restrictions.
  • Pets: Pets are typically welcome but must be kept on a leash and cleaned up after. Check for specific pet rules prior to arrival.

Weather Conditions

  • Seasonal Variability: Weather in northeastern New Mexico can be unpredictable, with cold winters and moderate to warm summers. Prepare for your trip by checking the weather forecast and bringing appropriate gear for the season.

Additional Tips

  • Emergency Preparedness: It's always wise to have a first-aid kit and knowledge of basic first aid. Know where the nearest hospital or emergency facility is located.
  • Leave No Trace: Practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment.
  • Local Attractions: Explore the local area. The nearby town of Raton or other attractions within the state park might offer additional entertainment and services.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it's best to contact Sugarite Canyon State Park directly or visit the New Mexico State Parks website before planning your trip to Lake Alice Electric.

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