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Fire destroys Parts of Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area

The Last Chance Fire continues to burn in the steep, rocky, inaccessible terrain of the Guadalupe Mountains. Thanks to a comment from an anonymous reader I have just discovered the Fire has also burned areas of Sitting Bull Falls including picnic pavilion overhang covers, electrical poles, associated trail systems, and climbing area at end of Forest Service Road 525A.

Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area before the Last Chance Fire

As I posted earlier this week the recreation area is closed for the public’s safety and to allow time for forest specialists to assess the damage and begin rehabilitative work in the area. The Guadalupe Ranger District will release news once the are has been repaired and is safe for public access.

The following closures remain in effect:

  • Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area (closed until further notice due to fire damage)
  • HWY 137 at 408
  • Dark Canyon Road at Hidalgo Road

Sitting Bull Falls is a unique oasis in the desert. I was there just a few weeks ago enjoying the beautiful scenery and cool desert stream. The picnic area has a few historic CCC buildings and picnic pavilions. I am unsure at this time weather or not any historic buildings have been destroyed.

Click here to read about Sitting Bull Falls and my recent trip there.

Historic CCC Picnic Pavilion at Sitting Bull Falls before the Last Chance Fire

Related Resources:
Sitting Bull Falls closed due to Last Chance burn
InciWeb: Last Chance Fire
NM Fire Info: Last Chance Fire Fact Sheet

Related Posts:
Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area Closed Due to Last Chance Fire
Last Chance Fire Burns in the Guadalupe Mountains
Madera Canyon Trail Closed Due to Fire Danger
Fort Davis Fire Photos – A Special Week in Review
Davis Mountians State Park Closed Until May 1st.
Davis Mountains Wildfire Update – April 12, 2011
Fire Destroys Parts of Davis Mountains State Park in Texas
Areas of Big Bend National Park Closed Due to Fire Danger

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Comments:

  • Griffis Family

    April 28, 2011

    What a shame. We're praying for rain for y'all.

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