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“Great Place to Walk” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area

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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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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38 attraction reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great Place to Walk”
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Nice walking trail, and quiet”
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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“Carlsbad Beach”
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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“Nice little place to rent kayaks and paddle boats.”
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.

Visited June 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Clean, community friendly park and beach”
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 is a footbridge set up that goes to a little swimming island -with even more picnic tables. The nearby bathhouse is clean and well maintained. Boating and PWC are both big here. We love this recreation area and so do the kids! Food is available next to the beach... Here's your chance to try a pickle snow cone!

Visited July 2012
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