Brantley Lake State Park37 Votes Currently 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
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 Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and food with you.
- Wearing sunscreen and sturdy shoes will help.
Entrance Ticket Details For Brantley Lake State Park
- 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 renting a Car or a Bike.
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29.84% of people who visit Carlsbad include Brantley Lake State Park in their plan
27.27% of people start their Brantley Lake State Park visit around 08 AM
People usually take around 8 Hrs to see Brantley Lake State Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Brantley Lake State Park
People normally also visit Carlsbad Museum And Art Center while planning their trip to Brantley Lake State Park.
Brantley Lake State Park Reviews & Ratings
Stayed a couple nights in the developed area. My wishes for my stay was being able to know as a tent camper: I could use the power boxes, I would have brought a power cord, i would have brought a smaller tent (the plots are maybe 8x8), bring a fan and forget the blanket. Overall the site was beautiful, however bathrooms could use an exterminator (spiders everywhere) and a power wash hose.
This lake is disgusting. The water felt good but the trash is astounding. There wasn't an inch of beach that wasn't coated with broken glass, dirty clothing, or cans. You cant even step foot in the water without stepping on trash. This is not a sanitary place to swim so I don't know why they offer swimming. Fishing however is fun. There are catfish and other species of fish. It is hard to navigate trash with boat sometimes so it's a prayer you don't get some dudes underwear stuck in your boat motor. DO NOT KEEP THE FISH.
We had a good stay. Booked our site online. When we arrived our site was clean and ready. Further from lake then expected but was a beautiful view. Restroom was very clean and well stocked. No ice available at the shop.
We stayed here overnight when returning home from Colorado. Was hot but expected for a lake in desert. Lake was nice and easy hike. Camp host was friendly and stopped by our site for an introduction. Camp site was clean but not a fan of black widow spiders under the picnic table. Was disappointed that we couldn’t use at dinner. But the playground was covered and huge plus for kids!
Great little campground. The people complaining about trivial little things like spiders and things that naturally come in nature probably have no friends. I wouldn't listen to none of their opinions. I would definitely visit again