New Mexico's first designated state park, Bottomless Lakes State Park is actually several small lakes bordered by high ... More
Bottomless Lakes State Park
New Mexico's first designated state park, Bottomless Lakes State Park is actually several small lakes bordered by high red bluffs. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and scuba diving. Swimming is allowed only in its deepest lake, the 90-foot Lea Lake. On-site amenities include a visitor center, group picnic shelter, playground, 70 developed camping sites, a RV dump station, showers, and restrooms.
In the 1960's it was our favorite place to go in the summer beginning on Easter Sunday. We always had a great picnic with friends at the park in Roswell after church. Then we all piled into a car, truck, or whatever and headed for Bottomless Lakes. We swam, rode horses, did paddle boats, and had so much fun. Of course, back then there was Walker Air Force Base and things have changed a lot since it closed. There also be some amusement features out there. I seem to remember a house that was sort of an optical illusion. Anyway, I hope it is improved and that others will enjoy it as much as I did and that their families will want to come back often.
bottomless lake is the most exciting thing roswell has if you think the water is bad smelling also know that it is salt water i read a few statements saying that it is to hard to get to .... everyone knows that roswell is a desert and it is very hot theres little water quick sand mud bushes not many animal mostly insects and reptiles its a very fun place if you are in roswell if your expecting a wonder land than your stupid for coming to vacation at bottomless lakes in the first place try going to brantly lake about 45 mins away
This was absolutely the most undesirable park we have ever visited. Mislead on the internet, difficult to get to. Very poor signage so be careful if you have anything over 36'. We love and try to support our State and Federal parks but this one needs an overall on many levels.
Well for starters we were not allowed to fish. No fishing in the lake. No outdoor cooking. Most areas were "restricted". The park rangers were unwelcoming to their paying customers and acted more like border patrol agents keeping the illegals in the border. NO metal detectors were allowed either. So we couldnt fish, couldnt eat because we couldnt cook out, couldnt look for buried treasures. And they caretakers of the park acted like we were all on suicide watch. They sat outside perched in their chairs with their barking dogs tied beside them watching everyone.
we took my neices and nephew just last weekend it was great they have a sandy beach which is great for building sand castles, the pedal boats are great to see the rock formations upclose. they have a playground for the children to play in the natural spring running through the campground is beautiful the camps are well maintained and really reasonable. the voulnteers are really helpfull. we will be returning verry soon!!
I have never heard of the "Bottomless Lakes" till today we went for our Fourth of July. I recommend everyone to go and take there family...I was impressed of how well they kept the park. I still can't believe one of the lakes it 90ft deep.
I'm from Dallas, TX and visit New Mexico every summer. Bottomless Lakes State Park is always on my itenerary. A beautiful park, well kept, peaceful, relaxing and very interesting geology. Bottomless Lakes is a great place to camp (I especially like to camp along the lower lakes - more secluded) and for water recreation (at Lea Lake). It is also a great place to view the night sky. Although only about 12 miles outside of Roswell, it is still very much out in the middle of nowhere. The geological features of this park present an interesting anamoly in the otherwise dry, rolling plains of Southeastern New Mexico. A must see if visiting Roswell!
Spent entire afternoon and eve (watching the sunset and stars). Visitor Center volunteers give passionate (interesting) history of area. Folks were having fun fishing and hiking. Relaxing!! Clean park, well cared for. The upper ridge drive and parking area were great with magnificent views of Pecos valley and sunset!! At dusk, we watched thousands of geese fly in to valley for overnight stay. We're going back again and again (even though we live 100 miles away)!!
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