Brantley Lake State Park

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  • 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.  

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

  • 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.

  • By renting a Car or a Bike.

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  • Brantley Lake State Park Address: 33 W Brantley Lake Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220, USA, United States
  • Brantley Lake State Park Contact Number: +1-5754572384
  • Brantley Lake State Park Timing: 24-hrs
  • Brantley Lake State Park Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit Brantley Lake State Park(preferred time): 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Brantley Lake State Park: 08:00 Hrs
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  • 31.9% 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

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • I live in my van, so when I stay in a State park or National Forest I come prepared. I’ve been to Brantley before I have my pass I’ve never seen the hosts or tried the showers. The site I was in was the primitive site by the lake, it was beautiful. When it came to showering I have my own, I felt safe knowing no one would bother me and I had enough privacy. I do have a privacy tent. The Ranger comes by several times a day. So all in all this is a beautiful park if you want bells and whistles then you should look into an RV resort. I’ve enjoyed my times here and come again.

  • Just arrived! We're in a No reservations site pull through. We have electric & water only, although sewer sites are avail. 14 day stay in these sites. Huge lake wide open spaces, open walking trail & restrooms near. Roy, camp host is very helpful. So far, we're only planning on 2 days, but could change. Very reasonably priced

  • Site 19 water and electric: long back in site with sheltered picnic table, grill, and gravel tent space. Asphalt pad (level enough) is slanted to allow lake view from rv windows. Tent space has an unobscured view of the lake and stars. Trees and bushes on either side of site. Bathroom facilities clean with warm showers. Hosts always available to assist. Quite friendly. Enjoyed kayaking this small lake with boat ramp and beaches available for put in within short driving distance from campground. Bird and animal watching fantastic.

  • Very barren looking but still a nice lake , fished here for a day, got skunked. Never had a bad day with nightcrawlers until today. I'll try my luck again with my boat next time.

  • Primitive camping right on the beach. Took a dip in the lake. Stars brilliant at night. Restrooms up the hill about 3/4-mile away in the upper-level campground, which was full by about 3pm on a Saturday.

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