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Overview

Pine Flat Picnic Sites - A and B Campground is located within the Cibola National Forest and Grasslands, which spans New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma, offering a range of outdoor recreation opportunities. The campground is primarily used for picnicking and is near amenities and attractions within the forest.

Campground Details

  • Opening Times: The campground is generally seasonal and may be open from late spring to early fall. Exact opening and closing dates can vary each year and may be affected by weather conditions.

  • Sites: Pine Flat Picnic Sites consists of two areas, A and B, which may differ in terms of facilities and the number of picnic sites available.

  • Facilities: Standard facilities at forest service campgrounds include picnic tables, grills or fire pits, and restrooms. However, facilities can vary between sites A and B, and it's advisable to check for specific amenities when planning your trip.

  • Fees: There may be a day-use fee for the picnic sites. These fees are subject to change and should be verified through the official Forest Service website or local ranger station.

  • Reservations: Depending on the regulation in place for the current year, sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis, or they may be reservable in advance. Always check the current status before heading out.

Activities and Recreation

  • Hiking: Cibola National Forest offers numerous hiking trails for all skill levels, with the possibility of nearby trails accessible from Pine Flat Picnic Sites.

  • Wildlife Watching: The forest supports a diverse range of wildlife, providing opportunities for wildlife viewing and bird watching.

  • Fishing and Boating: Nearby lakes or streams may offer fishing and boating activities. Anglers should ensure they have the appropriate state fishing license.

  • Scenic Drives: The area may include scenic byways ideal for leisurely drives and experiencing the natural beauty of the region.

Important Considerations

  • Fire Restrictions: Depending on the time of year and fire danger levels, there may be restrictions on campfires and charcoal grills.

  • Altitude: Be aware of the high elevation of the Cibola National Forest, as it may affect individuals with respiratory issues or those not acclimated to higher altitudes.

  • Weather: Weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so come prepared with appropriate clothing and gear.

  • Wildlife Caution: As in many natural areas, there may be wildlife in the area, including bears. Store food appropriately and maintain a clean campsite.

  • Leave No Trace: Always practice Leave No Trace principles to preserve the natural environment for future visitors.

Contact Information and Further Resources

Before traveling to Pine Flat Picnic Sites - A and B Campground, it is recommended to check the latest information from the Cibola National Forest official website or contact a local ranger district for the most up-to-date conditions and regulations.

Website: USDA Forest Service - Cibola National Forest and Grasslands

Contact: Reach out to the forest supervisor's office or the nearest ranger district for personalized assistance and queries.

When planning your visit, keep in mind that the information provided here is a general guide. Regulations, fees, and conditions can change, so always confirm details before your trip.

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