5 Parks near Artesia, New Mexico
Nov 2015 - $36.00
Stayed at this location for a month. It was one of my favorite actually. Most of my travel is for the oil field, and my wife travels with me, so safety and location are very important to me. This was by far one of the best. The sites were clean, they kept all of the trouble makers out (from what I could tell), and there was maintenance being done everyday on the grounds. The cable was good for an RV park. I don't remember the quality of the wifi (or if it even existed), as I was working 80% of my time there. It was all gravel and our site was on the far south end of the park with a large tree and shade, so I was happy. Many of the oilfield "RV Parks" are nothing more than caliche pits with some power, water, and sewer ran through it. Coming from Midland, this was a resort compared to those. - Rugger
Nov 2014 - $36.00
This park is in Artesia proper and is reasonably typical of parks in the west; short on grass, but high on hospitality. Unbeknown to us, the area is inundated with oil workers that are using any available space to park a "portable house" so that they can work the fields. The park juggled their spaces and managed to get us a site for a couple of nights. Wonderful staff, good park (if you don't need a lot of trees), level sites and good utilities (adequate water pressure, stable electric and good clean sewer hookups). If you are going through the area (Texas, southern New Mexico, etc.) I recommend getting reservations ahead of time. I knew that fracking in the northern tier of states was putting a bind on available campsites, but, apparently the same is going on in the southwest. - webslave
Oct 2014 - $31.00
They held a pull thru for us after trying to get a site in Carlsbad (all full). Very nice and helpful. Just like all the campgrounds around this region most are full of oilfield workers but was not a problem the camp was clean, neat and quiet. We would stay here again. - jocat54
Jul 2016 - $10.00
This was our first escapes park and we loved it. Everyone was so friendly and included us in all activities. Some of the nicest people you will meet on the road. They placed us on a nice lot which had plenty of room for our 5th wheel and lots of room to park the truck beside. - richdoreen
May 2016 - $10.00
The rate reflects a monthly stay. The weekly rate is $80 with a discount for the first week's stay. This RV Park is an SKP Co-op park. You must be a member of Escapees or a guest of a member to stay. It is conveniently located between Carlsbad and Artesia, New Mexico. It is a short drive from Roswell. The sites are spacious and level and most include concrete pads to park on. The water is the cleanest of any park we've been to. The full-time residents and guests were very friendly and welcoming. There were plenty of events including a daily "happy hour" and movies on Saturdays. There was a lot of wildlife including bunnies, jackrabbits, road runners, doves, and more. We heard coyotes at night. There was plenty of space inside and right outside of the park to walk and exercise the dogs. Brantley Lake is four miles away with areas to walk, swim, fish, and launch boats. Sitting Bull Falls is about 40 miles away with beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls. - Lori and Larry
Apr 2016 - $10.00
The is an Escapee Co-op park, you must be a member to stay here, but they will be happy to sign you up. Park is kept very clean, electric is steady, water pressure is 45PSI, but the water quality is excellent due to an reverse osmosis system. Sites are full hook up, they do offer a boondock area without hookups if you prefer. Location is remote, 18 miles to the nearest milk/bread, however very quiet. Located in the middle of a working cattle ranch but park is fenced and the few cows you might see do not enter the park. Nice clubhouse, friendly people and well planned events and activities. Office staff is very knowledgeable about the area. Park is kept very clean. Lots to do in the area, just need to drive a bit to get to them. No train noise, extremely good star gazing. We would stay here again. - Fixn2gocamp
Jul 2016 - $73.00
Went here for a quick holiday weekend getaway close to home. Got a Premium pull-thru site (covered patio w/ swing). A little pricy but worth the extra $. Gravel level site with a large brick patio outside the door. All hook-ups were in excellent condition and easy to utilize. Lots of tent campers and weekenders were there. Awesome atmosphere! Everyone acted responsibly. Very friendly and helpful Staff. We'll continue to keep going back! - Ron n Sharma
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Carlsbad KOA was a wonderful place to stay, and the owners were delightful to talk to. This is an amazing place to go to if visiting Carlsbad Caverns National Park, but keep in mind this place is about an hour away. It was very spacious in between sites. One thing I will say is that if you are terrified of spiders, you shouldn't stay here. When we camped here the tarantulas would come out of their holes and roam about every night at about 11pm. Don't get me wrong, they won't chase you or anything. They are actually very friendly and will pose for pictures for you. They are quite cute, and I was very afraid of seeing them. - Kristenmoseley
Jul 2016 - $65.00
Everyone here was friendly, and completely dedicated to their campers (or Kampers?). Upon check-in, they had our name written on a "welcome" whiteboard outside the office. The second night we were there, the owner even helped troubleshoot some electrical issues for a woman camped near us!
The place is situated roughly halfway between Artesia and Carlsbad, and there is not much in the way of services close-by. However, as long as you have the beverage of your choice at the ready, you need fear not. This campground serves some of the BEST BBQ I have ever tasted. It is very reasonably priced, and they will even deliver it to your site!
As for the rest of the grounds, they are extremely well kept. Clean sites, clean laundry, amazing showers, crystal clear HD cable, tons of wildlife - shall I go on? The only real negative was problematic connection with the WiFi, but we had a strong AT&T signal, so not really a big deal.
If you are headed this way to see the Caverns, or just for a quick stopover, you'll be happy to spend a night (or several) here! - Stagger Lee
Jul 2016 - $18.00
Only electric and water hookups. But there is a dump station. There are nice views of the lake from all sites. I didn't see any beach where you could swim. Probably not a good idea to stay here in summer. Not much shade. The AC was working hard to stay ahead of the 100+ temps.
It's about 45 minutes to the caverns.
The restrooms and shower were clean. But the shower came out in a single hard stream. Not really functional. - Wendell48
Jul 2016 - $14.00
The park was very nice. The sites are far apart with great picnic cover and wall for wind block, very little trees. Cleared path down to a nice little beach area. The only issue, the 30 amp electricity kept tripping throughout the hottest part of the day. We and at least 6 other sites around us had to reset the breaker every 7 to 10 minutes between 2pm til 8:30pm every day and the park attendants had to reset the main breaker often. The park attendants were very good and kept checking on all of the sites affected. We stayed four nights and 5 days. They say that it has been recently fixed but it is still an issue. Would definitely stay again if this situation was truly corrected. - born2loveGod
Jul 2016 - $18.00
No criticisms of the park but was not to our liking. No sewer hook up that I asked for at Reserve America. Sites are close together and are angled for easier backing in. There were many empty sites which is a different observation than other reviewers. We had reservations for 2 nights and stayed 1. We camped in a travel trailer. There is a lot of wildlife in the area which is fun to sit and watch. - SemperParatus
Mar 2016 - $15.00
Can't beat the price at $15 a night, but it is a very unusual park. Lots of people use the park during the day and at night there is some traffic. This park is in the middle of dairy country and when the wind is right the cow manure smell is pretty strong. The park and pond are great though. Hookups were sufficient but on the old side. 30 amp only. Fine for a couple of nights stay. - Lee and Trace
Feb 2014 - $15.00
This is a small 50 acre lake operated by the city of Dexter with easy access by paved roads. Fishing (trout-winter, bass-summer) stocked by NM Game & Fish. Newly completed ADA restroom facility. Boating (up to 18', and jet-skis) in summer months, 4 fishing/boat docks. Dry camping all around the lakefront. Pets must be leashed as a lot of locals walk the road each morning/evening. Day trips to Carlsbad Caverns and many other area attractions. RV spots are back-in and have morning shade. A nice pavilion and gazebo also available. Nice place! - pivotdoc