Albuquerque, NM 87102
Recreation at Brantley Dam, Reservoir, Carlsbad Project, is managed by New Mexico State Parks under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation. The park headquarters can be reached at 505-457-2384. Park open 24 hours. Fee area. Visitor center 4.5 miles from park entrance at U.S. 285. Good access roads. No concessionaires. No food service. No lodging within park. Nearest communities from park entrance, Carlsbad 12 miles south and Artesia 24 miles north. Year-round fishing for white bass, catfish, largemouth bass, walleye, and crappie. There are hiking trails and water skiing and scuba diving for game fish are permitted. Boating must conform to New Mexico regulations.
- Scuba Diving
Map + Directions
Take US-285 north about 12 miles from Carlsbad, New Mexico or south 24 miles from Artesia.