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Lake Carlsbad Recreation Area

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Address: Park Drive, Carlsbad, NM
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Every city needs a place like this

My friend and I went to this area to walk. Around every turn, we were impressed by what it has to offer. The walking trail is very nice, and there are plenty of places to play... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
liblib62
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Garland, Texas
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Garland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I went to this area to walk. Around every turn, we were impressed by what it has to offer. The walking trail is very nice, and there are plenty of places to play. Families with young children definitely need to stop here when in Carlsbad.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and me love to walk around we like ducks and other birds it is clean,Safe some people like fishing we just walk during December you can take a boat to go around is very nice

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The city of Carlsbad does a wonderful job of keeping this maintained. It's nice, even for someone from out of town. We always visit here with our children when we come to Carlsbad. It's particularly nice during the Summer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Visited this area while in town to see Caverns and really enjoyed walking around the river. There is lots available to do here in season but unfortunately most of it was closed after Labor Day which is when we came. There were paddle boats and canoes and boat tours, boat ramp, and lots of playground and picnic areas. Also saw... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We have NO WATER in West Texas... So, this river was truly an amazing experience for us! It was absolutely gorgeous, well taken care of, the beach is very nice and very clean. The water is very clear. During the day the area is patrolled so we felt extremely safe. We stayed for an evening swim since all of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

First time visiting Lake Carlsbad, everyone having a great time enjoying the warm water, families gathered for picnics. And then total stranger goes up to us and informs us that the lake is close (keep in mind the lake has NO Warning signs anywhere! !) The entrance to this place is open to the public & tells us that the... More 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Well kept, clean, relaxing place to be. Enjoyed swimming here and cooling off. The people were all very welcoming too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It is amazing to be able to walk along the river, and see all the wildlife and have a beautiful river, walkways and green grass in the middle of a desert. The many activities that they have is very fun,, car shows are my favorite.

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to take the family. We went swimming in the lake for free. There was a life guard on duty which really made us fell safe. Bathrooms are close buy near the cheap city water slide park. I also took a jog around the lake and found plenty of playgrounds, benches and neat scenery.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The park has a walking trail as well as benches, picnic tables and a playground for the kids. A great place to unwind.

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