Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad, NM (Part 1)

I’ve been at Brantley Lake State Park now for about 7 days. The facilities have been clean and the park hosts and rangers have been helpful and friendly. I have met some nice people, the weather has been perfect and it’s close enough to Carlsbad that I can run in for ice, laundry and supplies. The scenery is stark (desert), quiet and beautiful. Temperature has been running mid-80s during the day, little or no humidity and then 50s at night. Here are some photos I have taken so far since I’ve been here.

Moon rising the first night I was at Brantley
Holly is on her way to Arizona. That’s her cute 13′ Scamp. She builds a mean fire
2nd night, rangers told Holly she couldn’t build a ground fire. Park host found her a makeshift fire ring?
Best sunsets ever
The road to get to the park is an open range. Have to watch out for beef on hoof.
Here I come honey
Stretch and I have been exploring the trails. This one was supposed to take us to the lake
It was a dead end and the mosquitos found us both. We retreated quickly.
I saw something flash by my campsite one day, didn’t actually see what it was, just that something raced by. It must have been one of these, I think.
I’m coming in
I made it
Brantley Lake State Park is located approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The park takes its name from Brantley Lake, a man-made reservoir created when Brantley Dam was built across the Pecos River in the 1980s.

4 thoughts on “Brantley Lake State Park, Carlsbad, NM (Part 1)

    1. Hi Joan. Thank you. I am so happy that you are liking my blog. I am enjoying putting it together. I am doing something I’ve always wanted to do and so happy that I am now able to. Please give my love to the family.


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