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Bottomless Lakes State Park

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Located just 14 miles southeast of Roswell, Bottomless Lakes State Park is your place for bottomless fun!

Enjoy non-motorized boating in your kayak or canoe, camp, fish, picnic, swim, hike, go birding or even scuba dive! The unique lakes at this park are sinkholes, ranging from 17 to 90 feet deep. The greenish- blue color created by aquatic plants is what gives the lakes the illusion of great depth.

NOTICE: Lea Lake Recreation Area is under construction through the fall. Click here for more info. 

Bathhouse at Bottomless Lakes State Park will be closed till September 1, 2022 due to ongoing construction

Park Elevation 3,617 ft

Activities

  • Boating:
    • Non-motorized
    • Canoe/Kayak/Board
  • Camping
  • Education Programs
  • Fishing (November – March)
  • Picnicking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
  • Trails:
    • 4.53 total miles
    • Interpretive/Accessible
    • Skidmarks mountain bike trail – 3.13 mi
    • The Bluff Trail – .86 mi
    • The Wetlands Trail – .54 mi
  • Wildlife Viewing:
    • Birding

Amenities

  • Rental Facilities:
    • Pedal Boat/Paddle Board/Lifejacket rentals (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend)
  • Lea Lake Campground Facilities
    • 32 total campsites with hook-ups
    • 6 full hook-up campsites, 26 sites with water/electric hook-ups
    • RV Dump Station
    • Group Shelter
    • Restrooms with showers
  • Lea Lake Day-Use Area Facilities:
    • Beach
    • Playground
    • Sand Volleyball Court
    • Restrooms (seasonal closure)
    • Outdoor Shower Towers (seasonal closure)
    • Group Shelter
    • 24 Picnic Shelters
    • Historic Lea Lake Pavilion
  • Lower Lakes Area:
    • 10 Developed Campsites
    • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
    • Exhibits/Park Information
  • Wildlife Viewing Blinds

ADDRESS & PHONE

545 A Bottomless Lakes Rd.
Roswell, NM 88201
575-988-3638

CONTACT

Jonathan McGary
Park Ranger Supervisor jonathane.mcgary@state.nm.us