While there is no camping or fishing at Bonito Lake due to the Little Bear Fire of 2012, you may still hike, bike and horse ride around the lake. Willie White and Wills Canyon trails continue to be popular choices.
Bonito Lake is owned by the City of Alamogordo. The restoration of the lake is projected has been delayed. The Westlake Campground, Blue Hole/Apple Orchard, and the Lower Pasture are closed until further notice as campgrounds that are managed by the US Forest Service.