Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad

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Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 33 W Brantley Lake Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA

Phone: +1-5754572384

Ticket Price: 5 USD

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Time Required: 08:00 Hrs

Timings: 24-hrs Details

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The Brantley Lake State Park is the southern most lake in New Mexico and is a loved fishing and boating spot. The lake is fed by the Pecos river and named after the Brantley Lake made over the Brantley Dam in the 1980’s.

With the sun shining as bright as it can, the park does provide a spot to cool off as you fish bass, catfish and bluegill or simply have an overnight camping trip here.  

Brantley Lake State Park Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and food with you.
  • Wearing sunscreen and sturdy shoes will help.

Brantley Lake State Park Ticket Prices

  • Entrance fee: USD 5 per vehicle for Day Use (Included in Camping fee).
  • Primitive area Camping fee: USD 8 per night per vehicle.
  • Camping (Water and Electric): USD 14 per night (Extra Vehicle – USD 10 per night).
  • Developed Site with Water, Sewer, and Electric: USD 18 per night.

How To reach Brantley Lake State Park by Public Transport

  • By renting a Car or a Bike.

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Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad Reviews - Write a Review

  • Like almost all NM state parks, it needs some TLC and $ spent on it, but this one is quiet and hosts are nice people. Many spots aren't level, but 2-3" of blocks will fix the worst of them. Overall, I really enjoy staying here.

  • Power/ water. Nice spot over looking the lake. Dog friendly. Not bad if you are passing through.

  • U people!!! U act like it should be 5 star, It's a camp ground in the country. Not Hilton, or KOA u didn't haft to stay there all them days, u could of drove right back out . So shut the gripping up. THANK YOU.

  • Great alternative to the crappy RV parks near the Caverns. We had an RV hookup overlooking the lake and watched the sun set over the water. Covered picnic tables, tons of bunnies for the kids to chase, and a long stretch of road great for running. We loved it here!

  • Overall this was an ok place to stay. There were nice features, but had problems as well. The bathrooms are clean and well-kept, but there are no toilet seats. The showers are tall enough and had consistent temperature, though one of the three in the women's didn't work. There is plenty of wildlife, including lots of rabbits, but this might not be the place for you if you're a light sleeper. Birds call as early as 3:00 am. The lake provides a gorgeous view, especially at sunset, but wafting smells at night (sewer-like) kept me awake. There is a trail down to the lake with signs about the wildlife along the way. The path looks like it may have been laid with rock at one point, but now it's all crumbled. Watch your step. The picnic area is nice. It provided shade at least. There were so many flies, though!

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