AHRA's Salida Visitor Center is currently open 6 days a week, Monday - Saturday 8 am - 5 pm, closed 12-1 on Saturday (closed Sunday). All Recreation Sites are open year-round barring extreme weather.
AHRA's Visitor Center is conveniently located in downtown Salida, one 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.
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 are located at AHRA recreation sites. Camping reservations must be made prior to occupying any site. You may make a reservation online
or by calling (800) 244-5613. The fourteen primitive sites at Salida East remain walk-up/non-reservable sites, and self-serve passes for those sites (only) are located at the Salida East entrance.