AHRA's Salida Visitor Center is open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 8 am- 5 pm. All Recreation Sites are open year-round barring extreme weather.
AHRA's visitor center is conveniently located in downtown Salida, 1 block off Highway 291. Annual State Parks Passes, OHV and Boat registrations and fishing licenses are also available.
BLM Firewood permits are available and AHRA has lots of maps and information about AHRA and the general area through our sales outlet for the Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA).
All AHRA recreation sites and campgrounds are open year-round, barring extreme weather. NOTICE: Storms can cause a bit of a mess on roads and highways within the AHRA. PLEASE USE CAUTION as roads can be rough, icy and rocky.
Work is slowly beginning at the Browns Canyon National Monument (BCNM) Trailhead to expand the parking area. Motorized travel into 4-mile is temporarily CLOSED. You can still access the BCNM trail however, park at Ruby Mountain with the appropriate park pass.
Pink House recreation site now has an automatic gate. The gate will open from 7am-7pm year round. Vehicles left after 7pm will be able to leave Pink House, however, no vehicles will be able to enter after 7pm.
Access to Point Barr from the west (Wellsville) is closed. Motorized access from the east to Point Barr is open.
Self-Serve pay stations for day passes and camping permits are located at AHRA recreation sites.