Cosmic Campground has a hard surface road and group observing area. Accessible toilet and road paid for with RAC (Southern NM Resource Advisory Committee) grants, $50,000 for road and $40,000 for the toilet.
Awards were made to Mr. Bill McCabe and Dr. Albert D. Grauer who submitted proposals.
The Glenwood Ranger District of the Gila National Forest under the direction of retired Ranger Pat Morrison made "in kind" contributions for development of the Cosmic Campground.
Ranger Debbie Cress of the Glenwood Ranger District, supported our proposal to the RAC resulting in a grant to Dr Albert Grauer of $40,000 for purchase and installation of an accessible toilet at the Cosmic Campground. This toilet has been installed. An additional toilet on site will, also, be finished. District Ranger, Debbie Cress is now moving forward with completion of the Cosmic Campground.
Glenwood Ranger District was responsible for:
NEPA required environmental assessment
Cultural resource inventory
Assistance in design and planning
>>> Cosmic Campground is now accepting donations to purchase materials necessary for completion of the Cosmic Campground.
Fencing for parameter
Accessible tables/cooking grills
Necessary pads for setting up and aligning of telescopes. Level surface with grid to align with due north.
Ramada to provide a shaded gathering space
Permanent facility with roll-off roof to house on-site telescope.
Amphitheater with seating built into side of hill. This will be used for education and group activities.
The facilities are, also, available for use by the general public. Hunters, horsemen, families wishing to hold family get togethers, educational groups and others wishing to hold star parties are welcome to use the facility. Contact Glenwood Ranger District for further information.
Send Donations to:
Glenwood Ranger District
PO Box 8
Glenwood, NM 88039
Attention: Cosmic Campground
Checks payable to: USDA
with memo line: Cosmic Campground