Bottomless Lakes State Park

Bottomless Lakes State Park

Quick Facts

Bottomless Lakes State Park

New Mexico

(575) 624-6058

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Are the lakes really bottomless? A greenish-blue color creates the illusion that the lakes found here at Bottomless Lakes State park, have a continuous depth. Cowboys added to the lake's mystique when they failed to find the bottom of the lakes by tying their saddle ropes together. In fact, the several lakes range in depth from 17-feet to 90-feet. These water-filled sink holes aren't the only attractions to this state park. A variety of activities including hiking, swimming, fishing and scuba diving are also available.

Map of Bottomless Lakes (NM)

Latitude, Longitude: 33.330555, -104.336749



  • Boating

    Visitor will find the opportunity to rent paddleboards and pedal boats at a nominal fee during the summer months. Operation of motorboats powered by more than three horsepower is prohibited.

  • Camping

    Roomy campsites are available, both at Lea Lake Recreation Area and along the lower lakes. The lower lakes offer developed camping with centralized fresh water and vault toilets. Lea Lake offers full hookups with modern restrooms and hot showers. There is a large day-use and picnic area adjacent to the lake.

  • Fishing

    Lea Lake and Cottonwood Lake are stocked with rainbow trout in the winter.

  • Hiking

    A couple of hiking trails are available within the park.

  • Picnicking

    There is a large day-use and picnic area adjacent to Lea Lake.

  • RVing

    Many of the 37 developed sites include electrical, sewage and water hookups.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming, fishing and scuba diving are available at Bottomless Lakes.


At an elevation of 3,500-feet, the year-round temperatures are fairly mild.



From Roswell, head east on US 380 for 12-miles and then south on NM 409 for three-miles.

Phone Numbers


(575) 624-6058