“covers more than 1,103,897 acres”
The Lincoln National Forest is a protected national forest in the State of New Mexico in the southwestern United States. It was established in 1902 and covers 1,103,897 acres (446,731 ha). It was named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, who was 16th president of the United States and is the birthplace of Smokey Bear, the living symbol of the campaign to prevent forest fires.Forest headquarters are in Alamogordo, New Mexico. There are local ranger district offices in Carlsbad, Cloudcroft, and Ruidoso.
Oh, and there is an Allsup's in Cloudcroft that is open 24 hours and sells firewood!
There are some beautiful dispersed camping areas in this forest. It was the best camping we experienced on our road trip across New Mexico.
It is a great escape to a cool and pleasant forest with nice rolling hills and mountains. Also, the road from cloudcroft down to Alamogordo is pretty fun.
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Lincoln National Forest
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