Post 107: Bottomless Lakes State Park, NM

Bottomless Lakes State Park, NM

March 26th and 27th, 2018

Bottomless Lakes State State Park, NM was located 14 miles southeast of Roswell, NM. We arrived there with the mistaken plans of staying 2 days, not realizing that you could only get in with reservations! Most parks are first come first served with a FEW sites saved for reservations.  This one apparently works on ALL reservations. Well we would chock that up to another lesson learned.

Therefore, here are other options to stay at Bottomless Lakes should you be in the area :).

Option #1

1.) As we had mentioned, the Main campsite needed reservations to stay in. They had 32 campsites,  6 with full hook ups and 26 with  electricity and water. The cost was $18 per night we believe. They did have more to offer as amenities, but you would have to check the website for that such as;

  • RV Dump Station
  • Group Shelter
  • Restrooms with showers

Option #2

2.) If you were not fortunate enough to get a site in the main campground, you could camp in the area beside the main campground which is actually for picnics and day use. This was a oval parking lot with many covered tables near a beach. Would suit the purpose if you had a big rig and only needed a place for 1 night. Not great if you would like to stay more than 1 night and would like some sort of privacy.

Option #3

3.) There is another Dry campsite you could use down the road between the Main campsite and the Visitors center. This  one was called Devil’s Inkwell and had 10 campsites. They referred to it as the Lower Lakes Area. This area had vault Toilets, near each camp site almost, covered picnic tables, fire pits, and BBQs. Some of the sites were quite nice and off the road a bit  for great privacy. Others were only a little off the road but were still decent in size. We were able to find a suitable one to fit our trailer with a bit of privacy for our planned 2 day stay. The cost there was $10 per night with no hookups. We chose D2, just off the road and back a bit. In between two small ponds of water, with a wall of rocks beside us.

This campground DID have “LITE” internet with our T-Mobile Hotspot,  it was also very quiet.

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