Roswell, New Mexico has been on our list of places to visit since we began our journey in September. We’re both intrigued by the supernatural and the idea of alien life. However, we didn’t set our expectations too high.
Our search for centralized RV parks resulted in a handful of rundown, gravel parking lots. Bottomless Lakes State Park entered the radar as well expanded our search radius outside of the city. With the option of waterfront camping, Bottomless Lakes was an easy choice.
Here’s our experience:
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Location: Roswell, New Mexico
GPS: 33.31644, -104.33089
Price: $14/night for water & electric, $10/night for dry camping
Date/Temp: March 1st & 2nd, highs of 80 and lows in the upper 30s
Amenities: The park offers a water source, dump station, trash cans, free wifi, flush toilets, showers, and a hiking trail.
Noise: Bottomless Lakes is a typical state park. The traffic is steady, but never too noisy. We heard an occasional vehicle and a few barking dogs (sometimes our own)!
Wifi/Cell: The free wireless internet at Bottomless Lakes is amazing. We stayed connected our entire time here and streamed Hulu, uploaded YouTube videos, and surfed the web. This is, by far, the best free wifi we’ve received at any park – public or private! Our AT&T received 3G service, and our T-Mobile had full bars of 4G.
Grocery/Errands: Downtown Roswell is ten miles away and has all the basic shopping we needed. While we would’ve preferred Trader Joe’s, we settled for Walmart. Roswell is basically a huge strip mall with a large selection of fast food and discount retailers.
Dog Friendly: The state park is very dog friendly. The campsites are spacious, allowing our pup to have room to play on her line. There is also a dog friendly hiking trail.
Entertainment: Aliens! UFOs! Extraterrestrials!
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