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Brantley Lake State Park
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Sunset at Brantley Lake State Park, October 2012
Brantley Lake State Park is located in New Mexico
Brantley Lake State Park
Brantley Lake State Park
Location in New Mexico
Location Eddy, New Mexico, United States
Area 3,000 acres (12 km2)
Elevation 3,300 ft (1,000 m)
Established 1989
Named for Brantley Lake
Governing body New Mexico State Parks Division

Brantley Lake State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Carlsbad. The park takes its name from Brantley Lake, a man-made reservoir created when Brantley Dam was built across the Pecos River in the 1980s. The lake is the southernmost lake in New Mexico, and it is popular for boating and fishing. It has a surface area of approximately 4,000 acres (16 km2), but that varies due to the inconsistent flow of the Pecos River and the arid climate in which the lake is located.

The lake is stocked with bass, white bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill, carp, and crappie, however officials have recently detected high levels of DDT in the fish and the State Parks Department is recommending that the fish not be eaten.

The park has 51 developed campsites with electricity, shower facilities, a playground, a visitor center, and other amenities.

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