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    National Historical Park New Mexico

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  • Pilot Fishing Program Closed Until Further Notice

    The three miles of the Pecos River inside the park remains closed to public use. Public access to the river inside park boundaries is determined by condition of the resource. Please click "More" to link to the fishing page and additional information. More »


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Volunteers-in-Parks (VIP) program

Please click here to access the NPS brochure describing how to volunteer and help protect the special places in the national park system.

For details on current openings at Pecos National Historical Park, please contact:

Volunteer Coordinator
Pecos National Historical Park
PO Box 418
Pecos, NM 87552

Or if you would like to speak with a ranger about volunteer opportunities at the park, please call (505) 757-7211. Thank you for your interest!

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Gina Hayes helps out a customer in the bookstore at the E.E. Fogelson Visitor Center. Volunteers at Pecos NHP are knowledgable about local history and make a crucial contribution to visitor enjoyment.
Photo by Patricia Lenihan

Did You Know?

Buffalo picture in Lopez de Gomara history, 1554

This bison portrait, drawn in 1554, comes from the Lopez de Gomara history. The Spanish were struck by the size and power of the animals. Much later, on the Santa Fe Trail, bison were at first a major point of interest to travelers and soon became a commodity (prized for their hides) and were slaughtered by the thousands.