Carlsbad, New Mexico

Brantley Lake State Park

Carlsbad, New Mexico



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

Sites: 51
Recent Rate: $18 6/2015

Latitude: 32.5634523990064
Longitude: -104.380309581757

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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

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89 Reviews

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Luthersr

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $17.00
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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.

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PBuds

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $14.00
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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.

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PaleoTex

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
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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.

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Bernalillo_Girl

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
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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.

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Mr. Rick

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $18.00
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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.

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smitty12

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $18.00
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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.

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rtrevinoh

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $18.00
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We stayed there 1 night. Very clean and nice site, bathrooms also clean. Nice walk to the lake and beautiful landscape. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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whosgotthemap

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $18.00
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We reserved one of the 3 spots with full hookups. The campground is about 2 miles from the entrance of the park. Our campsite was spacious and there was no need to level. Everything worked well. Good Verizon and AT&T signal. There are several paths you can walk on and the ones we've tried were all good. Nice, open feel with gorgeous sunsets. Do be aware of bugs in the evening - they're harmless but annoying. We'd love to come back again. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Definitely go check out the Carlsbad Caverns and also Living Desert State Park nearby. Roswell is only 70 miles away if you want to go see the UFO museum.

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1yrfulltime

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $22.00
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Great place to stay for Carlsbad Caverns. Clean, well maintained park. Open expansive view.

Picnic table is screened from the wind by a 5' rock wall and

shaded by a sheltering roof.

Recommended! We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

While in Carlsbad, check out The Flume!

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Jerry and Betsy

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $14.00
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Love this campground! Campground is in the middle of nowhere and on a small hill so you get beautiful desert views 360 degrees. Every site has a grill, covered picnic table with a wind protection/shade rock wall. Not much for hiking trails, but the trails are easy and do wander through lovely areas. 51 campsites of which maybe 8-10 are big rig friendly. Three pull through sites which are on the small side. Our site (14) has a nice seperate parking area for the Jeep. Carlsbad Caverns is a must see and about an hour from here. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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digger2280

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $20.00
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We were here in the winter and there was 3 in. of snow the first day so I am sure this is a much better place any time but now. The campground was very well cared for and the camp host was friendly the one time we talked to them. The facilities were clean and there was hot water.

The access road to the campground is long but in good shape. The roads inside the campground are narrow, but we had no trouble parking our 36 ft fifth wheel.

We loved the wildlife around the park. Lots of quail, rabbits and road runners as well as coyotes howling in the night.

Great, inexpensive place to stay to visit Carlesbad Caverns.

We would stay here again. Hopefully in the spring or fall. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad, Carlsbad Caverns, Brantly state park lake.

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RLM

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $18.00
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We previously stayed here about 5 years ago and enjoyed the visit. Except for a nationally known CG a few miles down the road, it could be considered the best option for a park in Carlsbad. The sites and access roads are generally convenient for any sized rig. There are minimal amenities so it is not a destination park, but the utilities work well. If you don't make reservations, it's a gamble to get one of the FHU sites. Even if you don't, it's a convenient CG to Carlsbad Caverns and the price is right for a couple of days. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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DalenDeb

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
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Nice area with great sites. The bathrooms great, very clean! We surely would stay here again. Good value for the price. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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gwalter

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $14.00
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We stayed 2 nights here on our way to Big Bend Nat. Park and 1 night on our way back. It was great for the price and camp host was very helpful in answering any questions we had. The only slight negative was the smell from the oil fields when the wind was out of the North. We will camp here again if we go through this area. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad Caverns is about 45 min. and shopping in Carlsbad 15 min.

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User3499

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $18.00
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We were lucky enough to reserve one of the few full hook-up sites, at a very reasonable rate. The sites were large, with a nice picnic table shaded under a shelter with a rock wall wind break. Other than the fact that it was just so darn hot while we were there, it was a great spot, with lots of bunnies hopping around. Although it was about 12 miles north of town, so a little inconvenient for the caverns and other things in town, we were told by a waitress that the other campgrounds in town were full of the oil workers. We were here during the week, but it definitely wasn't close to full. We camped at Brantley Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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