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Avalon Lake

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About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

Avalon Dam and Reservoir, Carlsbad Project, are located on the Pecos River 3 miles north of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The dam is a zoned earthfill structure constructed in 1907. Recreation at Avalon Reservoir is managed by the Carlsbad Irrigation District under agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation.…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


10 Reviews of Avalon Lake

Ratings Breakdown

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Wendie K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2022

Nails-Glass -Garbage-Weird Traffic

The pics were gorgeous when we looked up this spot. Yes the water was beautiful, that's about it. Rocky, dusty, dirty. Oh did I mention NAILS and GLASS? Looks like locals party it up here.
Late at night vehicles would come and go. Drug deals? Who knows. Creepy feel, we left 2 days earlier…

Month of VisitMarch
Wendie K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2022

Avalon lake NM

Close to town 6 miles. Lots of trash on the ground. Looks like a local party spot. Tons of nails from pallet fires! We picked one up and had to get a tire repaired.

Month of VisitMarch
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2022

Dirty, but great sunrise

Not the cleanest place. Beer bottles and cans left everywhere. Beware there is a lot of glass too. We’re able to find a cute spot close to the lake with a nice fire pit. Overall we were alone. Had some people come and go. I wouldn’t come here again, unless we had to.

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Avalon Lake is located in New Mexico


Coming from north, take U.S. Highway 285 into Carlsbad, New Mexico. Left on Canal Street, 3 miles to Avalon Road, turn left.


32.49344986692121 N
104.24964225039534 W

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