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Bottomless Lakes State Park

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Box 1200 HC 12, Roswell, NM 88201-9128
+1 575-624-6058
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Middle of nowhere fun

This is a fun park. The main lake is lea lake! It includes a rocky beach and swimming ! 5 bucks a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Matt M
via mobile
Summer Fun

Here is a place you can go to refresh yourself in those Hot New Mexico days. A unique experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John B
Roswell, New Mexico
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  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
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“lea lake” (34 reviews)
“paddle boats” (26 reviews)
“lazy lagoon” (5 reviews)
Box 1200 HC 12, Roswell, NM 88201-9128
+1 575-624-6058
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a fun park. The main lake is lea lake! It includes a rocky beach and swimming ! 5 bucks a car for a day. They have camping sites nearby as well for an additional charge. There is a large cliff that overlooks this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is a place you can go to refresh yourself in those Hot New Mexico days. A unique experience; they aren't actually lake but natural sink holes that have filled with water and that are fed by underground water system.

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had known about this place to make sure I had time to spend a day and have a picnic. Bring a flotation device and spend time floating around this very cool lake. Be sure to have towels, fresh water, sunscreen and everything...More

Thank Tami V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice State Park. Facilities are clean and very well maintained. Very interesting area with marshes and water. The Bottomless Lake is beautiful and available for canoeing and swimming. Very unique place and park. Don't miss it if you want a good place to camp...More

Thank eberdoe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So short drive out of town well worth the trip. it's a bunch of little ponds and then one that has a swimming area. very pretty even if you don't go swimming.

Thank Kristine N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just spent the last 5 days camping (RV) here (site 26). Since we were there Sunday - Friday it was quiet. We heard it gets more crowded on the weekends and between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The lake is pristine. We brought a...More

Thank Debbie Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for a couple days while traveling from Ca to Maine. Very nice Park. Was told it was the first NM Park and some of the history and geology by staff. We were here in the winter during the off season but the campground...More

Thank Wirunaways
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In spite of a torrential rain storm complete with thunder and lighting it was enjoyable to see some beautiful scenery in an otherwise non scenic journey. Definitely worth the detour!

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful lake with beautiful surroundings. We visited off season but were pleasantly surprised that the restrooms were open and clean. The beach was clean and the sand was nice . There's a walking path with trail markings that was nice as well....More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went out to the "bottomless lake" nice drive into the area, HOWEVER, i think someone drained the lake, cause you could definately see the bottom!!

Thank Craig B
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Crissy B
I've read there are no fire rings, instead there are grills. Does this mean there is no fire allowed? That's kind of part of the fun of camping...sitting around a fire.
May 24, 2017|
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Response from Tami V | Reviewed this property |
They do not allow campfires, use a grill. If you have more questions call (575) 624-6058. If you feel strongly about this put a fire pit in your own back yard, this is for the public use.
Do they have a gift shop?
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Russell K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no there are no gift shops there. Across from the UFO museum is a very good one but it has mostly alien items. Your best bet is get as many pictures as you can. Go above the lake to the look out and that is the best... More
do they charge to camp? and how much?
January 10, 2017|
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Response from hughrhine | Reviewed this property |
Yes they charge, As I recall it was in the neighborhood of $20. Given my wife's need to run an o2 machine we have to be where there is electric, so we generally end up paying more than someone able to dry camp.