Explore your public lands in New Mexico.
Our map features recreation sites on public lands throughout the state across public land management agencies. Find your next hike or camping destination, decide where to fish, climb, hunt, make the most of the snow, enjoy the water, or plan a roadside picnic along a scenic drive out west.
From scrubby deserts in the south to the tall ponderosa forests of the northern mountains, New Mexico offers a rich variety of scenery and a multitude of recreational activities. Along with these natural riches, the Land of Enchantment is famous as a cultural crossroads where ancient Indian pueblos and centuries-old Hispanic villages exist side by side with space-age technology centers.
More than 45% of New Mexico is in public ownership. You can explore our state's public lands here or at the New Mexico Public Lands Information Center Online, or in person at 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM, 87508. We are open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mountain Time.
Take some time to explore the wonders of New Mexico here. You will discover detailed information about recreational opportunities for more than 300 public land sites throughout New Mexico. You can also purchase books, maps, and other educational items to make your virtual or real visit truly rewarding.
In our Shop & Maps sections, you can purchase books, maps, and other educational items to make your virtual or real visit truly rewarding. To begin your journey, click on recreation site, use the filters above, or start searching.
For information on lodging, museums, tribal lands, and commercial attractions or services, contact the New Mexico Department of Tourism. For hunting and fishing proclamations, visit the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website.
Traveling to New Mexico?
Visit the New Mexico Public Lands Information Center
Or Visit the NMPLIC Online!
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