Jemez National Recreation Area

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Jemez National Recreation Area
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Map showing the location of Jemez National Recreation Area
Map showing the location of Jemez National Recreation Area
Map of the United States
Location Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States
Nearest city Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Coordinates 35°46′40″N 106°41′16″W / 35.77778°N 106.68778°W / 35.77778; -106.68778Coordinates: 35°46′40″N 106°41′16″W / 35.77778°N 106.68778°W / 35.77778; -106.68778
Area 57,650 acres (233.3 km2)
Established 1993
Governing body United States Forest Service

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.[1] Mining is prohibited, except on pre-existing claims.[2]

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.[2]

Jemez National Recreation Area was established in 1993 by Public Law 103-104.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subchapter CXXI - Jemez National Recreation Area" (PDF). Government Printing Office. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jemez National Recreation Area Management Plan" (PDF). U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 26 April 2012.