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Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area

Park Drive, Carlsbad, NM
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Outdoor fun!

Great atmosphere, fun for everyone all in walking or biking distance. Tennis courts, racquetball... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Coco B
via mobile
Great fun! Enjoy the water by being in it, or strolling around it!

The Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area is a beautiful attribute to Carlsbad. You have a very scenic... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Stephanie G
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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Travellers talk about
“paddle boats” (5 reviews)
“picnic tables” (4 reviews)
“nice walking” (2 reviews)
Park Drive, Carlsbad, NM
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere, fun for everyone all in walking or biking distance. Tennis courts, racquetball, swimming, paddle boats, playgrounds, skate park and more!

Thank Coco B
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area is a beautiful attribute to Carlsbad. You have a very scenic beach and park with all kinds of water activities. For those of us who do not like to get in the water, there is a wonderful walking path all...More

Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 25 July 2017

My husband and I went to the Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area in downtown Carlsbad mid-day on a Friday. The 125 acre park is absolutely beautiful and water was very blue. The lake was formed by putting a dam on the Pecos River. People were enjoying...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We didn't swim here - it wasn't warm enough yet. It is a nice place to take a walk or picnic right on the water and well maintained.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a 1 1/2 year old and a 7 year old grandchildren and they needed to blow off some steam so we took them to this park. Work rather well. Crossing the floating bridge was pretty exciting. but there is parking on the park...More

Thank Ran120
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were in town to visit the caverns, but had some time to spare. Luckily, we found this nice park, where we rented a paddle boat for a while, then splashed around in the Pecos River. Lifeguards were on duty, and my kid had a...More

2  Thank tew00d
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Such a well kept family recreation area. New this past summer was a small water park for families to enjoy water slides. Walking along the scenic path is always a treat. There are multiple play stations for children and a couple of exercise stations along...More

Thank TravlnGMa
Reviewed 12 January 2017

the smell of parrillas fill the air every weekend in warm weather. and even in the winter if an exceptionally warm day rolls around. what a nice area!

2  Thank tele65
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to this area to walk. Around every turn, we were impressed by what it has to offer. The walking trail is very nice, and there are plenty of places to play. Families with young children definitely need to stop here...More

1  Thank liblib62
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My sister and me love to walk around we like ducks and other birds it is clean,Safe some people like fishing we just walk during December you can take a boat to go around is very nice

1  Thank evelynanngonzalez
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Daniel F
8 May 2017|
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Response from liblib62 | Reviewed this property |
There is a designated swimming area.
Sushant K
19 February 2017|
Response from TravlnGMa | Reviewed this property |
Depends on activity. The new water park with slides and lazy river feature opens 11:00 am probably closes at 6:00 pm, the free river/beach swimming area probably closes 8-ish or when lifeguards go off duty. The open... More