Alerts…

Park Alert

Alerts…

Poor Interior Road Conditions

June 28, 2021 - Due to recent rains the unpaved main road into the interior of the park is only passable with a 4-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicle. Travel to the interior of the park is discouraged at this time. If you attempt to drive to the interior please use extreme caution and drive very slow.

Fresno Canyon Rd. and Rincon 1, 2,  and Fresno Canyon are closed. The historic Crawford-Smith ranch house is closed to motorized vehicle access.

Scheduled Interior Closures

The interior areas of the park, including all sites and trails accessible from Sauceda, will be closed on the following dates:

  • From 10 p.m. on Oct. 10 until 8 a.m. on Oct. 15, 2021
  • From 10 p.m. on Oct. 17 until 8 a.m. on Oct. 22, 2021
  • From 10 p.m. on Nov. 28 until 8 a.m. on Dec. 3, 2021
  • From 10 p.m. on Dec. 5 until 8 a.m. on Dec. 10, 2021
  • From 10 p.m. on Jan. 2 until 8 a.m. on Jan. 7, 2022
  • From 10 p.m. on Jan. 9 until 8 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2022

Only drawn, permitted hunters will be allowed in the closed areas during this time. 

Sites and trails on the river corridor, the Contrabando trails and all sites along FM 170 (River Rd.) will remain open. Backcountry camping will be available south of Crawford-Smith and along the Rancherias Loop. Fresno Canyon trails south of the Chimney Rock cut-across, Closed Canyon and Hoodoos trails,  river access, and Cienega Area North of Casa Piedra Road are open; including all roads in this area and the Alamito and Casa Ramon campsites (extremely difficult, 4x4 vehicle required to access).

Phone & Web Outage

Internet and phones at the Sauceda ranger station are intermittently working. If you are unable to reach us by phone, feel free to email us. We will respond when able.

Check back for updates or contact the park for more information.