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Brantley Lake State Park

P.O. Box 2288
Carlsbad, NM 88221
3 Reviews
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We stayed here on Christmas a couple of years ago. It was chilly of course, but not bad at all. It is a nice and clean park. The sites are paved and level and each has a covered table. You can see the lake from the campgrond, but have to take a short hike to get to it. The park is a few miles to the north outside of the city of Carlsbad. The city is clean and has some nice places to eat and relax. The Pecos river runs through the middle of it. At Christmas everyone that lives on the river decorates their houses up beautifully and you can take a boat cruise down the river to see all the lights and decorations at night. Very enjoyable. Of course Carlsbad Caverns is just to the south of town. We hiked up the mountain near the caverns to Sitting Bull Falls - in the Lincoln National Forest. It is a rather strenuous but exhilarating hike. Definitely recommend the region and the nice state park to stay in while there

Received from Em J for visit in Dec 2006

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We've stayed here three or four times and really enjoyed our time. Think all the sites have cabanas, most (last we were there) had electric and water hook ups with a few that had full hook ups. There are some neat trails leading to the reservoir and, I'd guess by June, some good spots to take a dip. We found it convenient to the Caverns and to the Living Desert Museum, which is really worth a stop.

Received from Bruce for visit in Feb 2006

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Brantley Lake State Park is located in the Chihuahuan Desert region of southeastern New Mexico. The park is approximately 12 miles north of Carlsbad, New Mexico off US 285. The campground has 50 sites with electricity (20/30, some 50 amp) and water. There are nicely designed covered picnic tables and grills. Our cost was $14.00 per night. We enjoyed the parks trails and took the opportunity to do a bit of fishing. We fished below the dam and from the park's fishing pier. Sharon caught four largemouth bass and I had several bites, but no fish. This area was first occupied more than 10,000 years ago by early Indian groups. More than 200 archaeological sites have been recorded in the area. While at the park, we did day trips to Sitting Bull Falls recreation area in the Lincoln National Forest, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and Living Desert State Park.


Received from Norman H for visit in Mar 2000

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