NM parks to limit campers to 14-day stays

Posted at: 11/05/2012 7:46 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Campers at New Mexico's state parks will face shorter limits on their stays at campsites under a rules change announced by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration.

The state Parks Division says campers bill be able remain in a park for 14 consecutive days during any 20-day period starting in April 2013.

Campers could go to another state park for six days and then return. Under current rules, campers are allowed a maximum stay of 21 consecutive days during a 28-day period.

Parks Division Director Tommy Mutz said a 14-day limit will give weekend and short-term campers a reasonable opportunity to get park campsites.

New Mexico residents can buy an annual camping pass for state parks for $180, but it costs $100 for residents who are ages 62 and older.

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