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Description - Brantley Lake is the southernmost lake in New Mexico, offering water sports and year-round camping to visitors. It also is New Mexico's newest state park.

Park amenities include a visitor center, group picnic shelter, shower, restrooms, and a playground. Camping facilities at the park include 51 developed sites, all with electric hookup, and a RV dump station.

Attractions - The "Go-fly-a-kite" rally is held in March, the "Shoreline Sweep" is a part of the Park's Earth Day celebration in April and the "Kids Fishing Clinic" is held in May. Throughout the summer, Saturday night campground programs are a favorite.

Recreation - Recreation opportunities at the park include camping, picnicking, boating, water-skiing, sailing, and wildlife viewing. Trails in the parks offer hiking and scenic views. Anglers can catch a variety of warm water fish such as largemouth bass, walleye, channel catfish, white bass, bluegill, and crappie.

Climate - Annual precipitation is 12.8 inches. Summer temperatures range from lows around 65 to highs around 95. Winter temps range from lows of 29 to highs around 61.

Location - Brantley Lake State Park is located in the south east region of the state, north west of Carlsbad, NM.

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Contact Information:
Brantley Lakes State Park, P.O. Box 2288 , Carlsbad, NM, 88221, Phone: 505-457-2384

Additional Information:
New Mexico Lakes and Reserviors - The wide range of terrain and climates found in the state of New Mexico creates diverse settings for the state's lakes and reservoirs.
New Mexico State Parks - The park system includes many lakes and reservoirs, trail systems connecting the parks with federal lands, botanical and geological interpretive sites, botanical gardens, and even a zoo.

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