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Bottomless Lakes State Park, Roswell

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Bottomless Lakes State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of New Mexico, 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.
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  • This is a very interesting place. Camped for 3 nights heading home to Texas from Nevada. We reserved one of the few full hook up sites. Need reservations for camping so plan ahead. Plenty of space...  more »
  • this was a quick morning time killer before our main attractions opened. the gps took me to the wrong entrance, the road just before the actual entrance. the big sign at the edge of the park by the.....  more »
  • Awesome State Park in the middle of New Mexico. Quite a few different lakes spread throughout the park, including a side-by-side Twin Lake where one side of the lake could support fish and the other side could not due to the saline content. Very very quiet park. Besides the lakes, it was also home to a bunch of Wildlife, creatures, insects and an RV park for us outdoorsy people who love to hike. Highly recommend!
  • This park is absolutely beautiful! My family camped here one night and it was extremely affordable and safe. Sunset and sunrise over the lake were amazing! The only issue was that all of the light bulbs were out in the bathroom, and the bathrooms were not clean after a busy summer of day of being used.

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