Bandelier National Monument will host a free camping night Saturday to celebrate the Great American Campout.
Campers are invited to stay in Bandelier’s Juniper Campground Saturday.
“We’re close enough to Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and even Albuquerque to be an easy drive, but far enough into the woods to feel like a real campout,” said Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott in a press release announcing the event. “Bandelier has so much to offer, with cliff dwellings, trails, wildlife, great open vistas, dark, starry skies and all, that it’s a great place to spend a weekend.”
Visitors will still need to pay the standard entry fee to the park, $12 for private vehicle. Payment may be made at the visitor center, which is open from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Reservations aren’t needed at Juniper Campground. However, Bandelier officials said visitors should drive to the campground, rather than take the shuttle.
For further information, check the park website, nps.gov/band, or call the visitor center at 672-3861.
Bandelier also has a Facebook page, BandelierNPS, and a Twitter feed.