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“Take a Stroll along the lake.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area

Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area
Park Drive, Carlsbad, NM
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Ranked #13 of 20 Attractions in Carlsbad
Type: Parks
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Artesia, New Mexico
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114 reviews 114 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Take a Stroll along the lake.”
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 and down the lake if you wish. There is also a developed swimming area which is a great place to go on a hot summer day. Check it out if you are in town. From North or South of Carlsbad come in on US 285/Canal Street and follow the signs to "The Beach."

Visited February 2013
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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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38 attraction reviews
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“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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“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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8 attraction reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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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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