Limestone Campground (Brantley Lake State Park)
Park Features & Amenities
Pull Through Sites:
Full Hookup Sites:
Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard
Utilities & Amenities
Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps
Loved our stay!
Has a reserved, first come first serve, primitive and day use areas. We spent 1st nite in day use area at $8 as all hook up sites were full. The day use area is nothing but a parking lot but it allowed us to have a first jump in the morning for a hook up site at $14. The primitive area is exactly that and the road to get there is not one we would take our 35? class A towing a car down. There were a couple of Class C?s down there. Sites are like being in the desert but have space, a grill a sheltered picnic table. Overlooking the lake, fabulous! There?s a ramp for boats and fishing but it?s catch and release as the sign says the fish are contaminated:-(. Nice walking trails to lake and up to office area. And the stars at nite!
Beautiful Campground, clean Restrooms!
A relaxing base to explore Carlsbad Caverns
We chose this campground primarily to visit nearby Carlsbad Caverns (~1 hour away) and really ended up enjoying the remote and relaxing feel of the place. The campground is nicely located on a hill-top overlooking Brantley Lake so almost all the sites have some kind of lake view. There are a couple of cute, little hiking trails and direct access to the lake from the primitive area (great for doggie in the afternoon). On the negative side sites are a bit of a mix. All have very electric/water, lovely sitting areas, large shelters, grills, tent sites and nice views, but vary quite a bit in how level they area. Non-reservation sites seem the best bet. For those looking for more privacy the primitive camping area has lovely dirt sites right by the lake (with several areas large enough for big-rigs -> if the weather were cooler that’s where we’d go). Another thing to be aware of is every now and then (especially on a still day) you will get some sulphur smell from the nearby gas fields. Overall however we loved our view, found the campground very relaxing, and would certainly come again.
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NOTE/ Our $4/night rate reflects price paid for electric hookups using New Mexico Annual Camping Pass
Extra Info: Verizon full signal both for smartphone and aircard. Sites cost $8/night for primitive, $14/night for water/electric (either 50 or 30 Amp) and $18/night for full hook-up (3 sites available). Camping fees can be covered with New Mexico Annual Camping Permit. Approx. half of campground is reservation, other half is first-come-first-serve. On-site dump station.