Carlsbad Caverns National Park Sights

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Brantley Lake State Park

Brantley Lake State Park Review

In addition to 4,200-acre Brantley Lake and dam, this park 12 miles north of Carlsbad offers primitive camping areas, nature trails, a visitor center, and 51 fully equipped campsites. Half of the campsites are first-come, first-served, while the other half can be reserved. There's also fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, carp, catfish, and walleye pike (though authorities recommend practicing catch-and-release due to the high levels of contaminants). There are boat ramps for those with their own vessel.

    Contact Information

  • Address: County Rd. 30 (Capitan Reef Rd.), 5 miles off U.S. 285, Carlsbad, NM, 88210
  • Phone: 575/457–2384; 877/664–7787
  • Cost: $5 per vehicle for day use; $14 per vehicle for developed campsites; $8 per vehicle for primitive sites
  • Hours: Daily, dawn–dusk
  • Website:
  • Location: Outside the Park
Updated: 10-21-2013

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