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New Mexico State Parks announced Thursday that Morphy Lake State Park has been closed to overnight camping this Father’s Day weekend.
The closure takes effect at 6 p.m.
Morphy Lake State Park, located in Mora County, will be closed due to extreme fire conditions in the area. Santa Fe National Forest, which borders the park, is currently under State IV fire restrictions.
NMSP reported that the area has been under drought conditions for the past several months and recent winds in the area have made camping dangerous.
“The safety of visitors and park staff is our top priority,” NMSP division director Tommy Mutz said in a press release.