Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands

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Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands

New Mexico

(505) 374-9652

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Things To Do

Overview

Prior to settlement, the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands area was home to many American Indian tribes. These grasslands encompass approximately 230,000 acres in six counties within New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. The abundance of buffalo and wildlife provides strong testimony to the importance of the grass resource. The government parcels of grassland are intermingled with privately owned tracts. Developed and dispersed recreation program which includes bird watching, hunting, hiking, rafting, picnicking, and more are available within the grasslands and surrounding forest land.

Map of Kiowa & Rita Blanca Nat'l Grasslands

Latitude, Longitude: 36.454289, -103.178616

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Activities

  • Camping

    Primitive and developed camping is available in the surrounding Gila National Forest.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is available in the surrounding Gila National Forest.

  • Hiking

    Miles of hiking trails await you within the Gila National Forest.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is a popular activity within the forest and grassland.

Phone Numbers

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(505) 374-9652

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