Carlsbad Water Park

The Carlsbad Water Park is located at 708 Park Drive, along the Pecos River. The park features three water slides, a lazy river, a zero entry children’s play area and clean locker rooms. Covered and poolside lounge chairs and free wifi are available. From Highway 285, exit east on Church Street. From Highway 62, exit […]

Lincoln National Forest

The Lincoln National Forest covers over 1 million acres and spreads across parts of four counties and three separate ranger districts. It offers everything from desert landscapes to snow skiing. The Lincoln National Forest is the birthplace of “Smokey the Bear,” the national symbol most of us grew up with creating awareness of forest fire […]

Hackberry Lake OHV Area

Hackberry Lake OHV Area

The Hackberry Lake Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Use Area is located about 20 miles northeast of Carlsbad. It contains over 55,000 acres of rolling dune lands provides a variety of soils and topographic features for off-road riding. The area is open for intensive use of motorcycles, sand dune buggies and other OHVs. Trails within the area […]

Black River Recreation Area Carlsbad New Mexico

Black River Recreation Area

Black River Recreation Area is a 1,200 acre low-impact recreation and environmental education area managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It maintains a healthy river system and riparian habitat. This river corridor acts as a transition zone between the limestone foothills of the Guadalupe Escarpment and the southern gypsum soils to the east. Several […]

Lake Carlsbad

Lake Carlsbad

The Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area is 125.6 acres located along the Pecos River from the railroad bridge south to the upper Tansil Dam. This area is used for picnics, water sports, playgrounds and fishing and boating. There are many areas for picnics in shaded areas with picnic tables and grills. There is a swim area […]

Riverwalk Recreation Complex

Riverwalk Recreation Complex  offers facilities for skate boarding, hockey, roller skating, basketball, soccer, softball, pool, foosball, ping-pong and racquetball. Rental space is available for events.

Lake Carlsbad Golf Course

The Lake Carlsbad Golf Course hosts a par three course and a full eighteen hole course. The nine hole par three course runs along the Pecos River and the regulation eighteen is situated in the foothills east of the river. At 6,512 yards, the par seventy two regulation course is not long, but the tight […]

Sitting Bull Falls

Sitting Bull Falls Recreation Area is an oasis hidden in the midst of the desert where a beautiful 150-foot waterfall pours over canyon walls. You will also find cabanas with picnic tables, charcoal grills, drinking water, restrooms and a paved trail through the canyon ending at the falls. There are 16 miles of canyon land […]

Living Desert Zoo and State Park

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park

Get to know the beautiful Chihuahuan Desert first hand at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. This unique park allows visitors to learn about the plants and animals that inhabit the southwestern Chihuahuan Desert, North America’s largest desert. Not your typical “zoo”, the Living Desert creates an atmosphere of respect and interaction by making […]

Fishing in Carlsbad New Mexico

Brantley Lake State Park

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. The lake is the southernmost lake in New Mexico, and it is popular for boating […]


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