Pecos National Historical Park is Beginning to Increase Visitor Services

Pecos National Historical Park Visitor Center
Photo Credit: Stan Ford

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Pecos National Historical Park is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.


Beginning June 1, Pecos National Historical Park will offer a staffed outdoor information table in front of the E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center to provide orientation information and answer questions. This service will be available between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.


Summer fishing permits for the Pecos River within the park boundaries will be available for the summer season (June 11 – August 3). Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance via or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  A $15 per day fee must be paid online during the online reservation process. Please note that anglers are required to check in and acquire a special use permit at the park visitor center prior to fishing.  For more information related to fishing, visit the park website

With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:

  • The E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center and WNPA Bookstore
  • The Forked Lightning Ranch House
  • Access to the kivas along the main unit trail

The park grounds are open 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

For more information about the park in general, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241 or visit our website at You will also find our listings on the New Mexico True website ( and Tourism Santa Fe ( Please like on us on Facebook at or Instagram (

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