Nothing beats spending some time in the great outdoors with your four legged sidekick. Let Brantley Lake State Park be the next destination you and your pupster explore. With gorgeous desert scenery, a pawsome lake, and woofderful trails, this state park will definitely not disappoint!
As you may have
guessed by its name, this park is nestled on the shores of the manmade Brantley
Lake, and it’s conveniently located just 12 miles north of Carlsbad. Most
visitors come to this park for the lake access. And who can blame them? This
place is the pawfect spot to kayak, canoe, paddle board or cruise around on a
motorized boat. There are two docks and two ramps to help you launch your
watercraft. Fishing is also quite pupular. The lake is teeming with bass, white
bass, walleye, catfish, bluegill, carp, and crappie. So bring your pole and
cast a line!
If your pup would rather stay on dry land, explore the
trails that wind through the park. Your pup will be in heaven as they trot
along the trails and pick up all the new smells. The area surrounding the lake
is full of native desert plants and wildlife. If you do see a little critter,
make sure your pupster doesn’t harass it. Also, don’t forget to carry plenty of
drinking water for both you and your furry friend.
With brilliant night skies and puptacular sunsets, Brantley
Lake State Park is an ideal place to spend the night. Bring a couple sleeping
bags and settle into one of the 51 developed campsites. Each of them has electric hookups and access
to water. Restrooms and showers are also nearby. Shoreline camping and boat-in sites are available.
Make no mistake, your canine companion will have a woofderful time hanging out at Brantley Lake State Park!