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Bottomless Lakes State Park

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Address: HC 12, Box 1200, Roswell, NM 88201
Phone Number: 575-624-6058
Activities: Hiking

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Great state park - swimming!

If you want to take the kids swimming, this is the place! For a couple of bucks, there is swimming, playground, showers, paddle boat rentals, lifeguards, etc.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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SE New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Bottomless Lakes and Bitter Lakes are a cool place to see birds and dragon flies--a neat desert phenomenon. Bottomless Lake isn't--it has a current at the bottom that mislead people trying to gauge it with rope--but it has a nice beach and swimming in summer.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This place was an amazing site to see! I've never seen anything like it! I was there at sunset and you can see for miles if you get on the top! Gorgeous!

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

These lakes are each smaller than my neighborhood pond. The views weren't that great and the road there is pretty boring. The campgrounds looked nice, but I wouldn't stay here for the lakes.

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

If you want to take the kids swimming, this is the place! For a couple of bucks, there is swimming, playground, showers, paddle boat rentals, lifeguards, etc.

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Copalis Beach, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice little ponds. 1 you can swim in, You can also fish in most of them. Nice trail around all the lakes. Nice oasis in the eastern plains of New Mexico

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice scenery, clean lake, and clean campgrounds. We went in late May last year, and it was a bit too chilly to swim but good to lay out in the sun. There weren't many people there so it was basically just us relaxing and eating at the picnic tables. Next time we'll go in the summer for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We only planned on staying one night, we came to see Roswell not the state park but after seeing the lake to swim in we just had to stay! It was March and already the water was warming up, there were kids splashing and swimming everywhere. They have the shallower area roped off so you know where the boundaries are.... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was a lovely visit with great scenery- the lake is obviously the major draw card, with many options to swim or kayak. This campground had stunning surroundings and was very well organised. The tent sites were well marked, with soft ground (dirt) and no rocks. Covered picnic tables with grill (no fires here). The toilets and showers were plentiful... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

While the bird migration through the refuge is seasonal, some birds are there at any time. 80,000 call this place home in winter months. You can drive a circle route around the water areas and view the wildlife from inside your car. The nature center has information on the species and timing of the migrations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We got to the park after the visitors' center had closed so relied on online sources for info as we explored. The lakes or cenotes are fascinating. The highlight was watching the sunset over Lazy Lagoon. . .words like "majestic" and "awe inspiring" don't seem adequate to express how beautiful it was. I hope the photo I'm attaching does it... More 

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