Navajo Lake State Park supe works to accommodate campers after weekend brushfire

Daily Times Staff Report

The superintendent of Navajo Lake State Park said Monday that the cause of Saturday’s 4.7-acre brushfire at Cottonwood Campground is still unknown, but the aftermath is being managed.

“The origin is still under investigation,” Park Superintendent Chris Smith said.

Smith is working with park vendors to find suitable campsites for arriving campers with reservations at the affected campground, or provide alternate choices.

Some campers were evacuated Saturday when the fire broke out, and one person was treated and released for smoke inhalation.

Other campsites at the popular destination were not affected.

Cottonwood Campground will be closed for four more days for safety reasons, Smith said. 

Restrictions on open fires, smoking and use of charcoal will be in place when the area reopens to campers, he said.

For information on the campground’s reopening date call the park at 505-632-2278.