Limestone Campground at Brantley Lake State Park
|Brantley Lake State Park surrounds the southernmost lake in New Mexico. Full of desert plants and animals, it is an oasis. You can enjoy all of the normal water activities here, as well as many special events such as kite flying and fishing clinics. The Limestone campground is the developed campground in the park.|
|Campground data||Waypoints||Maps||Getting to the campground||About the campground||Plants around the campground||Comments|
When we visited it:
|General notes:||Nothing stops the wind, so spring winds can be fierce.|
|BTLYCG||Campground||Brantley Lake Limestone CG|
|Limestone CG||Campground||Brantley Lake Limestone Campground|
Maps:Geohack online map list Paper maps:
|Map name||Cartographer||Year||Scale||Topo map?||Online access||Notes|
|Carlsbad Caverns National Park||National Geographic Trails Illustrated||2001||1:34500||Y||From Amazon.com (purchase)||Includes a map of Carlsbad Cavern on the back.|
|Lincoln National Forest, Guadalupe Ranger District||US Forest Service||2003||1:126720||N||From the National Forest Store (purchase)|
|Wildernesses of New Mexico||US Forest Service||1981||1:1000000||N||No online copies.||Base map with national forests, wilderness areas and highways.|
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Getting to the campground:
From Carlsbad, head north on US 285. At the signs for the southern entrance to Brantley Lake State Park, turn and drive about four miles and you will see this sign.
About the campground:
The campsites all have shades, which during the summer are essential to avoid baking in the sun. Many of these campsites have areas for tents.
A playground (this is the old one) and soda machine are located near the bathroom complex (which includes showers).
Being in the desert means desert plants, such as these beautiful claret cup cactus. In general, assuming there has been sufficient rain at the right time, you will see plenty of wildflowers.
Plants we saw around the campground:
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