Brantley Lake State ParkCurrently Open
- Address: 33 W Brantley Lake Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-5754572384
- Ticket Price: 5 USD
- Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Lake, Nature
Brantley Lake State Park - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Brantley Lake State Park
95% of people who visit Carlsbad include Brantley Lake State Park in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
48.8% of people start their Brantley Lake State Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
4 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 4 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Brantley Lake State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Brantley Lake State Park
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Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad Reviews
We spent 14 days here so i am packed full of info.. This is desert so it is wide open. When we arrived we discovered the site we had booked was too small for our rig. Within minutes 2 hosts greeted us and i told them my problem. Within 20 minutes they had me in a great level pull through. Thanks guys. It has a nice lake with a nice boat ramp. Their are fish to catch and release but check with them first. We saw some birds and jack rabbits. The rabbits would pop out of their holes and run fast through the open desert. My dog wanted to chase them but he was leashed. They have some nice trails and i think one goes to the lake. The bathrooms were clean but with toilet paper all over the floor with other garbage. Good enough for a shower if you can get hot water? I did not look at the toilets so check other reviews for that. After research i found the hosts are not responsible for cleaning the bathrooms. It would seem that the people using it should look behind them and pick up their litter. One guy on a bike came wobbling by and shouted at my dog to shut up. I believe he was talking to my whole family. As he peddled by he looked back and fell. It was then i knew he was one of those batheoom culprits. He had a tissue stuck to his flip-flop. (Carma s#!ks). Note: please read my other posts. Very funny. Read through them. Warning: People with no sense of humor Please stay away!!
Cheapest place to stay the night around as it is $8 for primative camping, but he price shows the quality. The primitive campsites are just as they sound... Primitive. They are basically open areas in a forest of dead trees on the beach. No outhouse or anything. The lake is alright, but mostly a rocky lake where people are either fishing or motor boating. Also, if the wind picks up be ready to get covered in sand. I would suggest for a better experience paying $6 more for the better campsites near the outhouses, not on the beach, with little canopies and picnic tables.
Water is calm.. Not over crowded.. Plenty of room for family .. Clean.. Staff is very helpful & polite.. Loved it... 😍
It can be beautiful here when they have enough rain. The lake was drastically drawn down and everything was brown. Good space between sites, very quiet and well kept bathrooms. Pretty far off the main drag and and goes through open range. Watch for cows on the road.
This is a wonderful Corp of Engineers park with ample distance between sites, water and electric 20/30 and some 50 amp sites available. Sewage dump within the park. Bring your sewage blue boy with you if your stay exceeds your holding tank size If your coach or fiver is larger than 40' you may be a bit challenged for room. Also, the pads are sloped a bit back to front. Bring extra blocks to level with, you may need them. The restrooms are clean and maintained and there are plenty of trails to hike. Fishing in the lake is reportedly good but the lake is contaminated with DDT so eating the fish is prohibited. The cities of Carlsbad and Artesia are nearby and each provide shopping and lots to do.