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Unique and Quiet

We tent camped here. We had electrical hookup and a small pavilion with a picnic table. There is a... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Dawn D
Relaxing campground near Carlsbad Caverns

Was very pleased with this campground, nice views for nearly each site. They have half the sites... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Fulshear, Texas
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33 W Brantley Lake Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Showers were at best Luke warm. A pity really as the showers were not crowded at all (no surprise). The site was nice with several trails. Good cell service and the place was clean.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brendah893
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We tent camped here. We had electrical hookup and a small pavilion with a picnic table. There is a campground host that lives on site. We also had a view of the lake. It is a State Park but very small and basic. We enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We spent 3 nights in this campground on the end of the June.It was during a weekend and campground was full.Campsites are excellent with water and electricity some with a shadow and with a lot of privacy. Ablution block was clean,hot showers 24 hours.There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ludek S
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We camped in the ADA site right by the bathroom and playground. Very nice, very quiet, remote campground. Plan on doing some driving to get there but the roads are good. Beautiful views of the lake. We were entertained by hoards of hummingbirds, the trees...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Was very pleased with this campground, nice views for nearly each site. They have half the sites reserved, and half the sites are first come first serve. There is a lot of wild life - rabbits and roadrunners. My kiddos went swimming in the lake...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Margers
Reviewed May 21, 2018

The lake was nice. Was looking for beach area on the westside of the lake was not able to find a road to get there. Drove all around the lake to eastside where boat ramps and RV campground. There was a road to the undeveloped...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jpatterson915
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the near-by KOA Campground (which was fabulous) and took out our ATV to take the dogs to the water. It took some doing to find a good place by the water. Closer to the dam, a lot of people were fishing and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Marjorie G
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

If you're in Carlsbad for sunset stop here and watch it set over the lake. Nice campground far enough away from town and the highway to enjoy nature.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Couple miles off the main road out to the park - either make reservations online or use cash box - very little Ranger presents there - pretty windy - sites were spacious - Water & electric with dump station just down the road ! We...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 352bobs
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Have a 3 night stay in park and the ranger was very good and park is really nice. Easy to get around in. There are no sewer hookups but that is standard in state parks. Sites are very nice, Covered picnic tables at every site....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank revrick33
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March 28, 2018|
Response from terryhP9283XZ | Reviewed this property |
I just checked the NM Game and Fish web site. A non resident five day fishing permit is $24, a one day permit is $12, and an annual non resident permit is $56. I assume that this is current. This site would not permit me to... More
Tommie M
April 4, 2017|
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Response from lotsoftravelingtodo | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dont know if a lic is required
May 24, 2015|
Response from Vic P | Reviewed this property |
Brantley Lake State Park will be crowded. I would advise getting a reservation NOW. You have to go thru a commercial reservations system which adds to the cost. And they are not very familiar with the site. Only one of... More
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Camping with Dogs and Kids at Guadalupe Mountains Nat'l Park (2 Replies)
We are planning a Spring Break RV trip with our two (large) dogs and two children. We will be staying at Brantley Lake State Park (NM), and taking day trips. However, we'd like to do one night of backcountry camping in GMNP, which means the dogs would be unattended for about 30 hours. I realize that dogs are not allowed in the backcountry in GMNP, and that, while there are kennels at Carlsbad Caverns, they are for day use only. So my question is this: Has anyone camped with their dogs near...More
January 20, 2015|
Response fromFreedom0018|
I’m wondering the same. What did you end up doing?