Carlsbad Caverns National Park Sights

Brantley Lake State Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


County Rd. 30 (Capitan Reef Rd.), 5 miles off U.S. 285, Carlsbad, New Mexico, 88210, United States


575-457–2384; 877-664–7787

Sight Details:

  • $5 per vehicle for day use; $14 per vehicle for developed campsites; $8 per vehicle for primitive sites
  • Daily, dawn–dusk

Published 10/27/2015


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