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

Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area
Ranked #4 of 22 things to do in Carlsbad
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Roswell, New Mexico
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170 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Take a Stroll along the lake.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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170 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great Place to Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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170 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice walking trail, and quiet”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Carlsbad Beach”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 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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New Mexico
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193 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Clean, community friendly park and beach”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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