A Clovis & Portales Survival Guide
Lake Sumner State Park is about an hours drive away from Portales. This is a great place for fishing and boating. One of my favorite spots to relax, soak in the peace and quiet and catch some sun. An awesome place to bring kids and dogs (as long as they aren’t bothering the people who are trying to relax). The entire park is child and dog friendly (sorry, no nude beaches here).
There are sites with RV hookups as well as campsites with benches and grills. You are also able to pitch a tent off the shore if you prefer primitive camping. Like the rest of New Mexico, the weather isn’t stable so be sure to look up winds and what not before heading out. Bring small bills for the pay station.