Acting Chiricahua National Monument (NM) Superintendent Robert Love announced earlier this week that the entire Bonita Canyon Campground is now fully open. Portions of the campground have been closed since early July, due to the potential of significant flash flooding during the monsoon. “The safety of park visitors and our employees is always our highest priority”, said Love. “Although we understand the closures were inconvenient for some, we wanted to be sure we weren’t putting anyone at risk by allowing folks to camp in the most flood-prone areas”.
The National Weather Service defines September 30 as the official end to the monsoon; however, current conditions in the park, including low soil moisture levels and extremely low probability for precipitation over the next week, have allowed managers to reopen the