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Brantley Lake State Park
Brantley Lake State Park
BRANTLEY LAKE STATE PARK
BRANTLEY LAKE STATE PARK
P.O. Box 2288
Carlsbad, New Mexico   88221

Phone: 505-457-2384
Reservations: 877-664-7787
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Brantley Lake State Park, a southern desert park, is a refreshing place to fish and enjoy other water sports. The visitor center includes historical exhibits about the Wild West Town of Seven Rivers.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
Fishing
Fishing:

Anglers can catch a variety of warm water fish such as largemouth bass, walleye, channel catfish, white bass, bluegill, and crappie.


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Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 29 by Teresa
Did not enjoy stay. Had called to find out if it had a swimming area, was told yes. No it does not.(Unless you have a boat) Needed to say on web page. Also cannot catch fish off of banks. You could not eat fish, if you were able to catch. Fish had high levels of DDT. Should have made that clear. Had to leave 4 days early due to family emergency. Could not get a refund, nor find a park ranger or the 2 camp hosts. We will not go back to Brantley.
August 25 Great time for boating
The lake is near full capacity and we are due for more rain so the lake is very good for boating.
June 18 Lake is very, very low as of 06-18-13.
Lake is very, very low. Did not see one boat on lake or see anyone trying to fish. I would not recommend visiting the park until there is a lot of much needed rain.
September 24 Great for boating by Paul
Loved it, nice people and a nice lake to boat and swim in. Very Clean and the lightning storm we saw there was awesome.
April 19 Peaceful! by Rick and Kim
A hidden jewel in the Spring (when we were there). Tons of jack rabbits, cotton tails, road runners, etc. Clean, neat, nice park rangers, and nice and quiet. We love it!


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Directions
Brantley Lake State Park is 12 miles north of Carlsbad via US 285 and 4.5 miles northeast on Eddy County Road 30.

USA Parks
USA Parks
New Mexico
New Mexico
Southeast Region
Southeast Region
Brantley Lake State Park
Brantley Lake State Park