Bottomless Lakes State Park

Bottomless Lakes State Park


Location:12 miles east of Roswell on US 380, then south 3 miles on NM 409.
Facilities:37 developed campsites (32 with electric hookups), restrooms (é), showers, picnic areas (é), group shelter, playground, trails, swimming beach, courtesy dock, pedal boat rentals, visitor center/interpretive center.
Activities:Camping, boating (under 3 hp), fishing, swimming, scuba diving, hiking, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Bordered by high red bluffs, the seven small lakes at this park were formed when circulating water dissolved gypsum and salt deposits in underlying rock formations, creating a network of underground cavities. The roofs of some of those caverns collapsed under their own weight, and the resulting sinkholes filled with water. Park is New Mexico's first state park.
Address:HC 12, Box 1200
Roswell, NM 88201

Phone:505-624-6058
Fax:505-624-6029
Web: www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/bottomless.htm
Size: 1,400 acres land; 45 acres water. Elevation: 3,500 feet.

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