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Dog Canyon Fire - June 2021

The Dog Fire was started by lightning on May 11, 2021. This is a full suppression fire. On May 31 the fire was placed in a patrol and monitor status due to minimal fire activity. As of June 1 the fire is 1,959 acres in size and is 40% contained. The Dog Fire at Guadalupe Mountains National Park is now in monitor status and all fire support resources have been released. Affected areas will continue to be monitored until no hot spots remain, at which time the fire will be declared out. No smoke and fire activity have been observed, so there are minimal chances of fire growth. The fire has been placed in a continued monitor status. As of 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time, Friday 11 June 2021, all fire-related area closures are lifted.


COVID-19 Operational Status

The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access modifications effective at Guadalupe Mountains National Park are as follows:

  • Pine Springs Visitor Center (reduced capacity of six at a time in the interior). During periods of high visitation, rangers may be at the porch for questions, information, and fees.
  • Group campsites at the Pine Springs and Dog Canyon Campgrounds remain closed at this time.

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Screenshot of a webcam view into Pine Springs Canyon with clouds in the background


The park maintains three webcams that provide a near real-time view of the park.

Last updated: June 17, 2021

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400 Pine Canyon
Salt Flat, TX 79847



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