Bottomless Lakes State Park

545 Bottomless Lakes Road, Roswell, New Mexico 88201 USA

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“Unique Sinkholes and Natural Features!”

Bottomless Lakes State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located along the Pecos River, about 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Roswell. Established in 1933, it was the first state park in New Mexico. It takes its name from nine small, deep lakes located along the eastern escarpment of the Pecos River valley. The escarpment is an ancient limestone reef, similar to the limestone mountains around Carlsbad Caverns, 80 miles (130 km) to the south. Caves formed within the limestone, and as the Pecos River eroded the escarpment, the caves eventually collapsed, leaving behind several deep, almost circular lakes known as cenotes.

The unique lakes at this park are sinkholes, ranging from 17 to 90 feet deep. This amazing place provides a range of activities including swimming, fishing, camping, wildlife viewing and birding.

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Reviewed by
juliedumsky

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 04, 2014

Beautiful little drive! Bring a swimsuit too.. great swim area.

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Reviewed by
Jimmy802

  • 5 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
March 28, 2015
Rated 4.0

Great place to visit! This park was not planned for during our trip but glad we stopped. Great views driving to the park and had amazing little lakes that run really deep. Great for family fun and photos. Be ready to see some roadrunners!

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Bottomless Lakes State Park

545 Bottomless Lakes Road
Roswell, New Mexico
88201 USA

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