Oak, Yucca, and Locust Group Picnic Areas

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Summary


The Oak, Yucca, and Locust Group Picnic Areas includes a combination of three different picnic areas and a trailhead, that border fthe communal playing fields suitable for all sorts of outdoor games. The site is paved and accessible. It is a great place for play, rest and recreation. The picnic areas are surrounded by ponderosa pine forest, mixed with oak, piñon, juniper, and plenty of yucca plants -- New Mexico's state flower. You can look at the ‘day use’ map, to choose ythe reserved picnic area, by clicking on the tab above this overview. The sheltered areas are replicas of the mid-1930s Civilian Conservation Corps design. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) has a rich history and lasting presence throughout the Sandia’s and Manzanitas. In their honor, we ask that you take extra care to “leave no trace” when you visit. Natural Features: This area is 7,660 feet above sea level, and as flat as a pancake. The Oak Flat Trailhead leads to a trail system with a variance in elevation of 50-200 feet as the trail

{ Last know status: Closed | Approximate size: Unknown Mile(s) | Last updated: March 26, 2020 }

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Details


Fee

There is a $45-65 fee to reserve these picnic areas.

Forest Service Links


Forest Service Page

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http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/cibola/recarea/?recid=64116

Directions

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude): 34.99889, -106.32 34°59'56"N, 106°19'12"W From Albuquerque: drive east on I-40 to Exit 175 toward Tijeras, NM. Drive south for 9 miles on State Road 337 (aka James McGrane Memorial Highway). Look for the brown Oak Flat - Cibola National Forest sign, on the east side of the road. Turn east onto Oak Flat Road and follow it for .39 miles until you reach the entrance on the left side of the road. Follow the directional signs at the entrance to ythe site.

General Notes

Accessible vault toilets are provided. Water and electricity, firewood/charcoal are not available at the site. You may notice water spigots at this site, however the water lines were retired in the mid 2000s due to difficulties with freezing pipes, therefore, bring ythe own water. Accessible vault toilets and bear proof trash receptacles are provided. Please use appropriate containers for food and garbage. The following links contain the Forest Service Order concerning bears and food storage and the helpf


Food Storage Keeping You and Bears Safe

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https://fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5343591.pdf


More about Bears and Food

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http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/cibola/home/?cid=FSBDEV3_065608


Civilian Conservation Corps

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http://ccclegacy.org/home.php


Albuquerque Astronomical Society

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http://www.taas.org/longversion.php?id=41


Manzanita Mountains Trail Map

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http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3843086.pdf

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