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Boil Water Advisory for Sugarite Canyon State Park: Customers are urged to Boil Water Prior to Drinking (Santa Fe, N.M.) –The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau issued a “boil water advisory” for the Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground. NMED issued the advisory on June 26, 2015 after bacteriological contamination (E. coli) was detected in routine and repeat drinking water samples from the water system’s source. NMED requires Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground to notify water system consumers of this finding. Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground is a transient non-community public water system that serves approximately 75 people and is located approximately 7 miles North West of Raton, NM in Colfax County. This advisory only applies to the drinking water from the Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground, and does not extend to any other surrounding water systems. Consumers of the Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground are advised to boil the water for five minutes before drinking, cooking, dishwashing and bathing. The presence of E. coli in water indicates that the water may have been in contact with sewage or animal wastes, and could contain disease-causing organisms. Most strains of E. coli are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. However, a positive test for E. coli in the drinking water supply may indicate the presence of dangerous strains of E. coli or other disease-causing organisms. These types of organisms may cause severe gastrointestinal illness and, in rare cases, death. Children, the elderly and immuno-compromised individuals are at an increased risk for illness. The NMED Drinking Water Bureau will provide technical assistance to the water system and Sugarite Canyon State Park, Lake Alice Campground will continue to test the water until no further threat of contamination remains. For more information, call NMED Communications Director Allison Scott Majure at (505)231-8800 or Jan Dye, Drinking Water Bureau Compliance Officer, at (575) 445-3621.

Sugarite Canyon, NM

Status: Open through Wed Sep 30 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Wed Jan 06 2016   Later Dates
12 site(s) found

Description

None

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking Trail
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Showers
  • Toilet, Accessible
  • Wildlife Viewing
Alerts and Important Information

150 MILES SOUTH OF COLORADO SPRINGS, CO; 170 MILES NORTH OF SANTA FE, NM; 100 MILES NORTH OF LAS VEGAS, NM; 6 MILES FROM RATON

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.94417, -104.38139
36°56'39"N, 104°22'53"W

TAKE EXIT 452 ON INTERSTATE 25, TRAVEL EAST ON STATE HIGHWAY 72 FOR 4 MILES TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH STATE HIGHWAY 526, TRAVEL NORTH ON STATE HIGHWAY 526 FOR 2 MILES TO THE PARK ENTRANCE.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Sugarite Canyon
HCR 63 BOX 386
Raton  NM  87740

Phone Number:

Project Office: (575)445-5607