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Bonito Lake

City of Alamogordo
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Hiking, Mountain Biking
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Bonito Lake

While there is no camping or fishing at Bonito Lake due to the Little Bear Fire of 2012, you may still hike and bike ride around the lake.

Bonito Lake is owned by the City of Alamogordo. They have informed us that it will be 4 to 5 years before the lake will be able to sustain life. The Westlake Campground, Blue Hole/Apple Orchard and the Lower Pasture will be closed for camping until further notice (4 to 5 years). The campgrounds that are managed by the US Forest Service will also be closed until further notice.




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Basic Directions

From Ruidoso, take Hwy 37 north about 5 miles.

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