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Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area

Park Drive, Carlsbad, NM
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed stay weather was nice for December friendly staff and clean. Great landscap and stars! Towns a little distance away make sure you are well suppied. Other than Carlsbad and Artisan barren but nice towns just the same.

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Springer, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Parks, trees, water, pathways. It is all here for you to enjoy. Developed since the 1930's and improved every year since, this lake as swimming, boating or you can just sit on the grass in the park and relax. There are developed areas for picnics and other activities. There is a boat launch and you can run your boat up... More 

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We really like walking at the.river. it is nice having a lake in the middle of the desert. You can walk the upper or lower dam or both. They have now.added some workout equipment in the park so, you can.make your workout more intense.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

We really like walking in the lake recreation area. It is quiet and a pleasant walk. If you walk both sides it is a little over 2 miles. They are adding some exercise equipment in the playground areas, so it will add some intensity to your walk. You can stop and do some exercises in between your walk.

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Unfriendly people ,water dirty , no slides or dive boards concession prices were to high , bathrooms were nasty no toilet paper broken glass on beach trash over flowing

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Snacks, drinks available. I just wish their hours covered the entire season. It seems they are closed more than they are open.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area is a must-do for anyone visiting this area! The 125+ acre park is loaded with shade trees, picnic tables, and playground areas. A beautiful meandering walkway borders the river/lake (on both sides). Restrooms are clean and conveniently placed. The highlight is of Lake Carlsbad is the lovely little beach with lifeguards and pedal boat rentals. There... More 

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