Bottomless Lakes State Park

Bottomless Lakes State Park (HM1E7L)

Location: Roswell, NM 88201 Chaves County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 23.971', W 104° 20.795'

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When 19th Century cowboys attempted to measure these lakes by tying lariats together, they found no bottom and declared the lakes "bottomless." Today we know these sinkholes, formed by collapsed salt and gypsum deposits, are 17 to 90 feet in depth. The park was established in 1933 as New Mexico's first state park.
HM NumberHM1E7L
Placed ByNew Mexico Historic Preservation Division
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 560763 N 3695769
Decimal Degrees33.39951667, -104.34658333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 23.971', W 104° 20.795'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 23' 58.26" N, 104° 20' 47.70" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2809 Co Rd 61, Roswell NM 88201, US
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