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Roswell, New Mexico

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Roswell, New Mexico



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

Sites: 35
Recent Rate: $18 8/2016

Latitude: 33.315718296741
Longitude: -104.33149337769

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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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72 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Pulled in without a reservation and treated very well with a choice of pull-through electrical and water, on Fathers Day.

Getting to this state park involves many winding curves but all were acceptable for our truck and trailer. Very popular lake for locals including rental boats. We arrived late in day so we spent no time in the water.

Getting here is "out of the way" but a value for the cost.

Our stay was for one night only. If in area again, we will strongly consider returning. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 18

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

Bottomless Lakes SP is about 10 miles east of Roswell, and then south along about 7 miles of paved roads, one at the base of a long abrupt ridge, and the better road on top of the ridge. At the base of the ridge there are 7 pothole lakes. Lea lake is the second largest and is the most southern where the CG is located. The lake is beautiful and the eastern cliffs rugged and impressive. By Lea lake there is a large semicircular pavilion/bath house and a large day area which during our stay was filled with some sort of a RV group rally. The campground is level with 2 loops well graveled with a shelter at each. 26 electric/water, 6 sites electric/water/sewer, and 3 no hookups. Two bathhouse, very clean with hot water. One dump. We had no bugs. It was a quiet pretty stay overnighter for us. Would stay there again. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

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

About 7-8 miles off the main road but the roads are paved. Half of the spaces are reserved camping and half are on a first-come first-serve basis: some are pull through sites suitable for larger rigs. Most have electric and water, only a few have sewer also but there is a dump station at the entrance/exit of the park. The spaces are wide and have a picnic table and a permeate open gazebo on a cement pad next to the space. Its about a 20-25 min drive to Roswell. Good cell service for both AT&T and T-Mobile. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
30
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

Half reserved camping and half first come first serve. About 1/3 are pull through sites. Suitable for larger rigs. Lakes are nice. Visitor center is small but informative. Some of the displays are hands on so children won't be so bored. Visitor center hours sporadic during the off season. Nice setting to stay a few days. Cons are some flies and occasionally mosquitoes in the evening. Also lots of puncture vine so keep your pets on the gravel. Campground was nearly full the first weekend we were there but after that never more than 50% of capacity. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

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

Very nice place to camp and would definitely go back again. Nice hiking areas and awesome scenery. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Very nice place

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 7

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

Great Campground - HOWEVER - We had over 100 flies in our RV. The camp host told us that it is even worse in the summer. Reason - dairy farms. A peaceful and beautiful spot it was not as we were constantly swatting flies inside and outside of the RV. We were in a pull through (#26) which was very long and wide. There was a shaded picnic table too. We had a nice long hike with the dogs. The lake is beautiful and the campsite way right by the lake. There is a swimming area. You may also kayak and I believe in summer that they rent kayaks. On Tues, 10/27, we were awoken by loud booms. Every time there was a boom, my dogs barked. Sounded like pile drivers. Not, it was the opening of duck hunting season. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26 - Lea Lake
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 13

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

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

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 16

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

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 69
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

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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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 54

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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