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Carlsbad, New Mexico

Brantley Lake State Park

Carlsbad, New Mexico



Carlsbad, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 457-2384

Sites: 51
Recent Rate: $18 7/2016

Latitude: 32.563452399006
Longitude: -104.38030958176

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

97 Reviews

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place to stay if you're going to Carlsbad Caverns. But it filled up while we were there; luckily had reservations. Saw many "reserved" that remained empty all night. Hope that the lost deposits as several people were looking for spots.

There is an "overflow" area; fee is only $8.00, but you'll be boondocking it. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

No criticisms of the park but was not to our liking. No sewer hook up that I asked for at Reserve America. Sites are close together and are angled for easier backing in. There were many empty sites which is a different observation than other reviewers. We had reservations for 2 nights and stayed 1. We camped in a travel trailer. There is a lot of wildlife in the area which is fun to sit and watch. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad Caverns just 30 minutes away.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was very nice. The sites are far apart with great picnic cover and wall for wind block, very little trees. Cleared path down to a nice little beach area. The only issue, the 30 amp electricity kept tripping throughout the hottest part of the day. We and at least 6 other sites around us had to reset the breaker every 7 to 10 minutes between 2pm til 8:30pm every day and the park attendants had to reset the main breaker often. The park attendants were very good and kept checking on all of the sites affected. We stayed four nights and 5 days. They say that it has been recently fixed but it is still an issue. Would definitely stay again if this situation was truly corrected. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Only electric and water hookups. But there is a dump station. There are nice views of the lake from all sites. I didn't see any beach where you could swim. Probably not a good idea to stay here in summer. Not much shade. The AC was working hard to stay ahead of the 100+ temps.

It's about 45 minutes to the caverns.
The restrooms and shower were clean. But the shower came out in a single hard stream. Not really functional. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See Carlsbad Caverns

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Very quite, slept well, plenty of wildlife, rabbits, roadrunners, dove,s quail. You can walk down to the lake to fish!!!!! Payment is honorary metal box first come first serve. Somewhat out of the way......but who wants to camp next to a major highway. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

About 12 miles north of Carlsbad. 50 amp electric and water at most sites. A few also have sewer. Dump station along access road. Lots of room between sites. 200 yard path leads to lake edge, though not a good place to play in the lake. Very clean restrooms with showers (water saver heads). Sites all have a covered picnic table and BBQ grille. Limited vegetation in vicinity all covered with spines & thorns. Lake attracts a variety of birds. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Visited Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks as well as Living Desert Zoo & Gardens. Time well spent.

Really good BBQ at Red Chimney Pit BBQ in Carlsbad. Tender, flavorful ribs glazed with a slightly sweet sauce. Tasty pulled pork with house made mustard based sauce on the side.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is a bit off the beaten path but it makes for a quiet time and good star-gazing. There are a few sites with sewer hook-up in the reservation section, but those sites and several more were temporarily without electricity. Bath and shower facility was very nice. We would camp at this park again. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We had no problem finding a site that fit our 40' MH, although they could do a little tree trimming. It did get quite busy though because some of the reserve-able sites where having the electric repaired and those reservations had to be moved to the non reserve-able area. Great views of the lake, quite and dark for star watching. Good Verizon phone and internet and strong 50 amp electric. There were no fire rings but lovely covered picnic tables and bq grills. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a State Park and was fantastic. We had electric and water, no sewer. The camp sites were spacious, a playground for the young ones, and clean restrooms. The camp host were awesome and even made a suggestion for our next stop to another State Park in NM. We stayed here while we visited Carlsbad Caverns and was well worth it! We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place to stay for 2 to 3 days. After that you can go a little crazy. Tight for rigs over 36 ft, but they had 50 amp but no sewer. Level sites and good Verizon hookup. Watch out for the wind storms they can be strong. Quiet place with plenty of rabbits and snakes. I would come back again when in the area. 12 miles to Carlsbad. Good value in a clean area with plenty of space. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice campground. There are two short walking trails but not much else to do here except kick back and relax. We were in site 39 which offered complete privacy on our door side and a wonderful parade of animals across the tent pad. The opposite side of the lake does have oil activity with the usual lights on all night but they are far enough away so as not to be annoying. There are reservable sites and a few with full hookups but ours was a walk in with water and electric. We stopped here on a whim and really enjoyed it. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
39
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is very quiet. Spaces are separated and you feel like you have park to yourself. Have stayed here before and will stay here again. Used online reservation - worked well. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed the beautiful view and complete privacy that our campsite offered. There was a covered, picnic table with a stone wall on one side on a concrete patio, beautiful desert vegetation, plus a graveled tent pad that we used in the evenings to watch the sunset, kind of like a patio. It's a bit of a drive into Carlsbad, but only about a half hour. We enjoyed the Caverns one day, the Living Desert Museum and Zoo another, and a day trip out to Sitting Bull falls. I thought that the campground had a very magical feel to it, particularly when hiking the nature trail out to the Lake at sunset. I would definitely go back here again. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Limestone 18
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is about 6 miles off of 285. Very quiet. All roads, parking pads and picnic table areas are well paved. Picnic table are vinyl covered wire mesh and are covered with metal roofs. Some have rock walls for wind breaks which are needed most afternoons. Each site also has a tent pad (stones) and a charcoal grill. Four sites have sewer and 50 amps. Other sites have 50 amp also. Half of the 51 sites are first come, first serve. Camp host stated that it is usually possible to get one of these sites on week days. If you need a long site or 50 amp it is best to reserve. Dump site and front entry is tight for big rigs. Restroom commodes and sinks are stainless steel. Sites are easy to get in to and are far apart. No or very little shade from young trees. Views are great. Campground is about 48 miles from Carlsbad Caverns. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. We're here to visit Carlsbad Caverns and are staying 5 nites. Might be a few too many for the limited things to see in the area. The campground itself we're very pleased with. We have a beautiful view out our back windows of typical NM landscape, lots of small shrubs with thousands of yellow flowers and the lake in the background. The site was level. We have a nice covered picnic table with a stone wind break. The bathrooms are nice and clean. Some of the sites have 50 amp and sewer but the majority are 30 amp with no sewer. Would definitely stay here again but maybe just a couple of nites when in the area. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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