3610 North Main Street
Roswell, NM 88201
Phone: (575) 623-5501
Fax: (575) 623-0550
Buccaneer's Landing offers fun for the whole family with go-carts, video games, and pool tables.
New Mexico's first designated state park, Bottomless Lakes State Park is actually several small lakes bordered by high red bluffs. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, and scuba diving. Swimming is allowed only in its deepest lake, the 90-foot Lea Lake. On-site amenities include a visitor center, group picnic shelter, playground, 70 developed camping sites, a RV dump station, showers, and restrooms.
Interesting items here include an iron cross placed by German WWII POWs and a piece of the Berlin Wall.
Established in 1994, The Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (AMOCA) had humble beginnings, just showcasing works by artists of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program. The museum's collection has grown by leaps and bounds since, and today, it is one of the most sought-after, for contemporary art in the region. The expansive facility has nine dedicated galleries showcasing works, in diverse media, by the artists involved in the program since its inception. Entry to the museum is free and tours of the facility are available. Check website for more.
Located a little away from the center of Roswell, the Spring River Park and Zoo offer the residents a much needed respite from the bustle and commotion of the city.
This public library includes resources and materials for children, young adults, and adults. There are public computers with Internet access, scanners, typewriters, microfilm/microfiche, resources for the visually impaired, a meeting room, and much more at the Roswell Public Library.
Cahoon Park features the largest swimming pool in Roswell, tennis courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, and more.
Offers a skating rink, arcade games and a great place to have parties.
Spanning 24536 acres (9929.4 hectares), Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge is a spectacular nature reserve created to protect migratory birds as well as rare wildlife. The Pecos River flowing through the refuge and the surrounding wetlands offer a stunning ecosystem for the native wildlife to thrive. Visitors can explore the park through the numerous trails on offer including Oxbow Trail and the Desert Upland Trail. Biking and hunting are some of the other activities on offer at the park. The Noel's amphipod and Roswell spring snail are some of the endangered native species that can be found here.
Bottomless Lakes State Park gets its name from a series of stunning lakes which are fed by ground water along the Pecos River. Established in 1933, it is the oldest state park in New Mexico and offers visitors, a fascinating glimpse into the region's peculiar topography. A total of nine lakes make up the park's protected areas, with Lazy Lagoon being the largest with a surface area of 26.1 acres (10.56 hectares). Lea Lake gets the most tourist traffic as it's the only lake in which swimming is allowed. The park is of great interest to photographers for its breathtaking landscapes as well as native wildlife. Fishing is a popular activity as well in the park.