The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque District (Corps) is planning to return management of the Jemez Canyon Dam Overlook Recreation Area to the underlying owner, the Pueblo of Santa Ana. This would result in closing the area to public recreation. The recreation area is located at the Corps’ Jemez Canyon Dam and Reservoir Project on Pueblo of Santa Ana Reservation lands in Bernalillo County, New Mexico.
The recreation area has been under a temporary closure since November 30, 2015, and the Corps seeks to close the area permanently due to declining visitation and disproportionately increased operation and maintenance costs.
The Corps has prepared the final Environmental Assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the Jemez Canyon Dam Recreation Area Closure. To access the final EA, click the link in the "Informational Links" box to the left or click here.