The objective of the Parks & Recreation Department is to oversee and maintain all the campgrounds on the Mescalero Apache Reservation. There are crews assigned to the Recreation Areas for the purpose of trash pick-up and weed & grass control. In addition to the laborer crew, the department also oversees the Camp staff (Hosts).
The Parks & Recreation Department is also tasked with the maintenance of local playgrounds; and the planning and development of new play areas and athletic fields for children around the Mescalero Apache Reservation.
We at the Parks & Recreation Department are working with and collaborating with the DRMP to fix the water issues that the EPA is regulating on the Park. We are at this time fixing the water issues and installing a new filtration system designed to be in compliance with the EPA and IHS standards. Until we fix all the water issues, we cannot open up Silver Lake Campgrounds. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused. If you have any questions please feel free to call at 575-464-2988.