We stayed several days at Brantley Lake State Park near Carlsbad, NM. Since we hadn't been to Carlsbad Caverns in about 30 years, we decided to go again. It was pretty crowded because of spring break, but it was worse on the previous Sunday when 2800 visited the Caverns.
Our home at Brantley Lake State Park. We got the last pull through and it was totally level. The park is 20 miles from Carlsbad. It was quiet and dark, and we had a great view of the stars and the Super Moon! You can't see it well in this photo, but we could see the dam and the lake from our site.