Roswell, New Mexico

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Roswell, New Mexico



Roswell, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 624-6058

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $14 4/2015

Latitude: 33.3157182967413
Longitude: -104.331493377686

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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 yes
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • 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 yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • 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 no
  • 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 ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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67 Reviews

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KAP99

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

The area isn't that pretty, but the lake area is interesting. The RV park itself is nicely set up, but its situated on some mud flats. There is a shaded area with a picnic table and grill at every site. The sites are nearly level. The wifi and ATT cell reception were good, as was the over the air TV signal. It was a nice, economical place to spend a few days, but the lack of interesting scenery would have kept me from enjoying it for much longer. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Very close to Roswell, with a few interesting tourist spots and lots of services.

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Jerry and Betsy

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

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $18.00
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If there wasn't a State Park here, it would be a decent place. Nice lake with interesting rock cliffs on one side. Unfortunately, the campground seems run down and not very well maintained. The entire area smells like there was a sewer problem recently. Very limited hiking trails. If you travel with dogs, there are a ton of sandburrs on and off the road. We're cutting our stay to one night, doing some laundry and moving on. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

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morsev

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
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We stayed 3 nights. The park is beautiful and we enjoyed the Visitor Center and the walking path. We were disappointed that there was no fishing allowed in the one lake that had water; swimming is allowed, however. The Lake (s?) that allow fishing are very tiny and are stocked only part of the year. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

The Bitter Lake National Wildlife, close by, is an excellent place for birdwatching and has a beautiful and informative Visitor Center. The city of Roswell is also fairly close and has many restaurants, shops (including a Walmart), and lots of places touting the "UFO sightings" that took place in the area in 1947.

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Betty.Karl

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $14.00
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Very pretty area, hiking available. Lake with paddleboats and paddleboards available. Bathhouse available close by. My site was level! They have Wi-Fi here that works! The regular rate is $14 for water/electric hookups, sewer would be $4 more. I paid only $4 per night, since I paid for a non-resident camping permit for a year--$225. Worth getting if you will stay in New Mexico for a while. This is the second state park I've been in--other one was Brantley Lake and that was very nice also. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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RLM

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

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $14.00
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There are way more negatives than positives. It's peaceful and quiet, but getting here requires a torturous drive. The 8 mile road to the state park is poor. The 5 mile road into the campground, while paved, is a miserable, washboard surface that isn't much better than a covered wagon trail. If you go the 20 mph speed limit you will risk shaking off RV parts. The interior CG roads lack any normal signage that make it easy to get to and in your site. It's basically a free-for-all. I know that it rained prior to my arrival because the gate entry way was covered with couple inches of standing water. The CG roads have mud holes due to a lack of gravel. The ADA site is concrete. All others are gravel and level. There is a covered picnic table on all sites. There are some 50A sites, but I chose one with 30A. With only a few sites occupied, the voltage would only handle one AC and a major appliance. Water pressure was good. VZW 3G was just OK. The free WiFi was strong, but worthless. I could not connect to the simplest internet site. There is no sewer, but the dump station will handle all sized rigs. The bathrooms, while modern, were not all that clean. Don't expect to have a late dinner in town because the entry gate is locked at 9 pm. The small, gnat type, flying critters are abundant. The price is cheap, but I still would not return. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

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SteveCampsTx

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $14.00
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The rate is for a water/electric site. I was ready to rate this park much higher but the electricity at our site went off at 8:30 pm and we had to move. A swarm of the largest most vicious mosquitoes descended on us just as we were starting to move. On the more positive side, the lake was cool and clear. The campsites and restrooms were reasonably clean after a busy weekend. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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jennifernelson49

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

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $14.00
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Very nice state park. We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. Very convenient to explore Roswell. There are a couple short hiking trails at the park. You can also rent paddle boats and paddle boards. There's a side of Lea Lake that you can take your dog to swim at. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rogueag

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $14.00
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We stayed here for three nights. We originally reserved a pull-through site on line. However the reservable sites only have 30 amp service. Note: there are large 2-foot high rocks that make leaving a site somewhat difficult. Be careful in these sites. The campground host was very helpful and allowed us to move to a 50 amp site. The site was tight for our 44' but it was pull-through and we parked our toad next to it. Good Wi-Fi. We would stay here again if in this area. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

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DD Rolling Ranch

Review Count: 110
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

$8 (after purchasing an out-of-state NM annual camping permit for $225 because we will stay in at least two other NM state parks) per night was for a 50A electric, water, and sewer site on a level large gravel site. In addition, the generously sized site had a covered picnic table with a BBQ grill (which could not be used as they had a no wood or charcoal burning ban due to extremely high fire danger). If needed, there is a dump station at the campground entrance. The campground hosts are very helpful and friendly. There are low scrubby salt cedar trees throughout the park. If you like walking/hiking/biking there are many nice gravel trails and roadways inside and outside the park. Many people were using Lea Lake for swimming and kayaking. Animals we saw during our stay included lizards, white-tailed rabbits, jackrabbits, roadrunners, Eurasian Collared Doves, and countless songbirds. The night sky is gorgeous as are the sunsets. The park is very quiet. During our stay, there were high winds on several days including one night with wind gusts of 45 mph. The campground is just 12 miles east of Roswell, NM which offers shopping and dining. We received four bars 4G on our AT&T cell phone and four bars 4G LTE on our Millenicom jet pack. We used the park’s Wi-Fi and it worked very well most of the time. There were 7 OTA TV channels. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Skagitqueen

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

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $14.00
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Compared with other states, New Mexico State Parks have great rates for the service they provide. I don't know how they do it, but I'm not sure if it will last since every other state seems to be raising their rates. The campground loop with hookups is spacious and well maintained. Restrooms could use more hooks for hanging clothes and shower curtains(they are private stalls but no curtains on the shower stalls). Wi-Fi works reasonably well. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Truck Camper.

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cherrytree

Review Count: 40
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $14.00
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A long bumpy ride into the park. Do not pull into the small visitor center lot with the RV. Instead proceed straight to the campground to self register. Couldn't get a site in Roswell, so we kept driving and ended up here, about 30 minutes from Roswell. Sites towards the back are 50 amp and available without a reservation. There were only 3 other campers. Big pull thru sites. The park is kind of interesting, but not worth driving out of your way to see it. There is no additional entrance fee on top of the nightly rate (like some states have). If you tow your car in, there is no additional cost. If you drive your car in separately, they charge you $10. A nice dump station is available, or you can pay an extra $4 a night for a sewer site. Self registration, cash or check, 21 day limit. Wi-Fi was pretty good, and much appreciated. Only a few TV stations came in. There is nothing to do here at night. But hey, you are saving $20 a night compared to the private campgrounds in town, so you can put that money in your gas tank. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Euri

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: January, 2014 - $14.00
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Another nice NM park! Really enjoyed the walking trails and seeing all the little lakes on our easy, level walk...about 1 mile one way. Bathrooms and showers very clean and great staff but the highlight is the scenery around Lea Lake where the campground is. Just 12 miles back to Roswell for a quick alien visit!! We would recommend it! We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

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Shin

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $10.00
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The lake is nice (saltwater). The campground was adequate; however, LOTS of flies. The electricity was questionable as well (my rigs power management system kept shutting off due to spikes and power drop offs). We stayed here for one week and it is highly doubtful we would return. Furthermore, the lake is a popular day use area by the locals. Even though the workers tried to keep things tidy, trash piled up quickly and was blown everywhere. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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filthy beast

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $14.00
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Last time here they were just installing free Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi signal was good at our site. Also, last year it was tough to get a decent cell signal, but this year we had a good signal with pretty fast LTE. Good Southern exposure for satellite TV. This is a nice park, we try to get here at least once a year. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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HercMaster

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $14.00
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Sites are level, well-spaced, and some of them have decent shade from bushes. Water and electric hookup, dump station available. Bathroom was clean. It's about a 12 mile drive on Highway 380, to the east, from Roswell, but you are rewarded by a nice quiet campground with decent scenery. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

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