The southernmost lake in New Mexico is an oasis of water, wildlife, plant life, gorgeous sunsets and stunning night skies.

Located twelve miles North of Carlsbad, NM, the park offers boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking trails, exceptional bird watching, developed and primitive campsites and restrooms with showers. Whether you’re picnicking for the day, or camping in your RV for a week, you’ll be sure to find adventure at Brantley Lake State Park!


Brantley Lake
33 W Brantley Lake Rd, Carlsbad, NM 88220



Brantley Lake is open Thursday through Sunday from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

No camping or overnight use.


Day Use
Daily Entrance


Contact Details

Phone: +1 575-457-2384

Official Website: Brantley Lake State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Brantley Lake State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Brantley Lake State Park is a must-visit state park in New Mexico. Check out other state parks in New Mexico here.

New Mexico State Parks