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Unidentified flying objects

The with resurgence of interest in UFO’s especially with our government now admitting they have been tracking and watching unusual phenomenon for decades we just didn’t want to miss a visit to Roswell, NM

Creepy looking alien

We discovered a NM State Park that sounded interesting and upon reading up and checking out their website, Bottomless Lakes State Park was located only about 30 minutes SE of Roswell so we took a chance with no reservations (preferring to fly by the seat of our pants) and see if we could get in for 3-4 days.

Basic map of area
Camp site #25 was nice
Liz out doing some scouting

Upon arrival we learned the place was pretty full but we found a pull through for one night with water and electric only – it was site number 25. After day one – we moved over to site #11 which was a back in site that had water and electric also. Both sites were pretty nice overall. Fairly level, roomy and each with a covered shelter, picnic table and grill. 32 RV sites in total and only six had full hook-ups.

This park is very popular in the summer with the big bottomless lakes. The lakes are old sinkholes with springs pumping a constant supply of salt water into the main basin. The water is clear with a constant water temp of 74 degrees. The camp host folks, Kevin and Rita were nice and helpful.

View of campground from the upper overlook
Lea Lake and beach/picnic areas

The main feature of an otherwise dry dusty pile of rocks is Lea Lake right at the edge of the campground. It is one of the major sinkhole lakes with a nice big shoreline beach area but no fish. Kinda cool is the adobe style picnic shelters along the beach area where you can take over a lunch and cooler and hang out for the day.

Cool shelters for families to hang out of the sun
Nice NM sunsets across the Lake

We did get into Roswell and checked out the Roswell Museum and Art Center it was very well done and we enjoyed it. We also went over to see the International UFO Museum and Research Center. That was a real disappointment as there was not a shred of evidence or anything from the actual UFO crash site. Just a bunch of stupid displays and photographs. Fortunately, the cost is only $5.00 so it was about worth that amount.

Roswell Museum and Art Center
Loved the main Roswell Museum
Four Aliens

While we were in town touring around there were wildfires that were growing in size and moving close to the campground – when we arrived back – they told us we had to leave and that no one was allowed to stay the night…they gave us 20 minutes to hitch up if we wanted to leave….we did just that.

Wildfire growing across the lake
Another shot of the wildfire flaring up

So long to Roswell, NW and off to the next stop on the adventure!

Bottomless Lakes State Park – 545 Bottomless Lakes Road. Roswell, NM 88203 (575) 624-6058 Visit the website

Chris Pipes
chris@pipestraveler.com
6 Comments
  • Clark Waters
    Posted at 16:42h, 04 June Reply

    Say Cod, Roswell, aliens, who done its and what all !! Eating a samich in an Adobe shelter!! What in the world? You two crazy kids are certainly hop skipping across this great land of ours. The good old USA is an amazing country with phenomenal sights to enjoy and experience, I’m glad Pipes Travelers are digging the RV trail.
    Great pics and reports.
    Regards
    ECW

  • Myron K Geohagan
    Posted at 18:46h, 04 June Reply

    Great pictures!

  • Downtown Brown
    Posted at 19:07h, 04 June Reply

    Sounds like a 2-3 of the Pickle scale?

  • Stephanie Geohagan
    Posted at 10:20h, 05 June Reply

    Stay Safe!! Mr Pickles in my prayers!

  • Sean K
    Posted at 12:01h, 06 June Reply

    The truth is out there… and so are you! Loved this post!

    • PipesTraveler
      Posted at 13:01h, 08 June Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it! We’re having a ball rolling along and seeing so many cool places and meeting some awesome folks… Glad you’re following along with us.

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