8 Parks near Carlsbad, New Mexico
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 - $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
Jul 2016 - $14.00
Nice place to stay if you're going to Carlsbad Caverns. But it filled up while we were there; luckily had reservations. Saw many "reserved" that remained empty all night. Hope that the lost deposits as several people were looking for spots.
There is an "overflow" area; fee is only $8.00, but you'll be boondocking it. - Bob and Sally Ski
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Opted to stay at this park only because calls placed to another park went unanswered. Owner/Manager was friendly. Park is right on the Pecos River, but is old and run down. Most of the occupants are full timers. Owner said family health issues might compel him to sell the park. We would not stay here again. - Joe-n-Doe
May 2015 - $39.00
We called while on the road, the man who answered was quite accommodating. This park is DIFFICULT to get into especially with a 30 ft RV and towing a car. I did explain size to the man on the phone. It is not a bad sight by the river but there are obviously other RV's there that are permanent or long term people because their RV's are in questionable condition. They offer no discounts even though we are with AAA, Good Sam. Coast to Coast etc. We could not hook up to sewer because we had to pull too far ahead in order to fit in slot without unhooking car but we were only there for the night so no big deal. I went into store to buy hamburger buns and every package was moldy but one. Eeeewwwwww. This might have been ok for a quick overnight to see the Caverns but will not go back. Also is very close to high traffic area and noisy traffic all night long! - jespence
Nov 2014 - $28.00
A tiny, tight RV park located within two blocks of downtown Carlsbad. There are large pecan trees on the property, nice to pick but sounded like hail hitting the roof. There is a nice walkway along the river just outside the park. The owner has a few houses on the property where various family members live and they watch every move being made in the park. The owner says he's an electrician, but we had electrical issues the entire time, this place can't handle 50amp even if they swear they can. When we arrived, there was a 30amp converter plugged in and the owner took it and said the previous tenants had borrowed it, but we wouldn't need it. At 50amp, we kept tripping the breakers, having power surges, and losing power. We finally hooked up our 30amp converter and didn't have any more issues. The owner swore it was us and that our surge protector wasn't working properly, that they "go bad". We had to replace our RV tires while there and the owner referred us to a local tire shop, who came out and did everything at a fair price at our site. It was hard to sleep at night with the trains and the trucks going over the train tracks sounding like a crash every time. Carlsbad is crawling with oil workers and most of the park tenants are oil workers who depart in their loud diesels at 5am. The main office also is a store, that opens really early and must be a local favorite because it gets really busy and loud at 5am. We stayed here for one week and were so ready to leave. - LifeRidingShotgun
Jul 2016 - $42.00
Very large park, mostly empty when we stayed here. All gravel, no shade in our area. Long shared pull-through that they were using as single unit pull-throughs, plenty of length. Hot and sunny in the summer. Stayed here for proximity to Carlsbad Cavern and Guadalupe Mts NPS. Not a great value or pretty campground but served its purpose. They appear to be improving the campground, groomed gravel, new cable going in when we were there. - jromo
Jul 2016 - $38.00
The park is an old KOA. Gravel loads and sites. The park is clean and the staff is accommodating. Definitely a place to stop for a few days, but sure would like the sites for the larger rigs to have some trees. - TXiceman1
May 2016 - $38.00
Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Park's surface is gravel/dirt. This older park appears to have been a KOA at one time with the telltale A frame office. Access to the parks is good and the interior roads are easy to navigate to your site. We were placed in site 2. The utilities for the adjacent site 1 were within 3 feet of the edge of our motorhome. Our site did have a picnic table, but the site was so narrow that the table would have been unusable. The dog parks were dirt and not kept up well. Verizon and AT&T service was weak but acceptable. Satellite access was good from our site, but might not be from several of the sites located in the park interior. There were several over the air TV stations available, and the park does provide cable TV, which we did not try. - Johnson's
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
May 2010 - $19.00
We were assigned site B1. The site was terrible with gas station nearby. Could hear traffic all night long, not to mention the commercial diesel truck running at 5:00 in the morning. Park is a low income trailer court and should not be called an RV park. Found the bathroom clean, but our site had paper and cigarettes littered on the ground. We had Passport America discount and wanted to save a few $. If I had to pay full price I would have demanded my money back. Recommend staying at her sister park as it's maintained better. Downside with Passport America is you can only stay two night to get the discount. - grandmakrull
Nov 2007 - $16.00
All full hook up, pull through sites with Cable included. We were not particularly comfortable in the neighborhood. The campsites are right next to a gas station that caters to trucks. Noisy and bright! They also made a point to tell us to keep our dog on a leash, but dogs were running around loose in the park. - Cmactraveler
Oct 2007 - $17.00
We stayed here 3 nights. The entire park was rather shabby and un-kept. Looked like a lot of permanent residents. They caution high water pressure, but when our water would not work, the office sent help. The help was living in the site next to us. He was very nice and helpful, but his area was terrible. When we pulled in to our site, you could not step out of the drivers side without stepping on dog waste. It was all over the place. All around where we had to connect our hookups. Very stinky. The park is very cramped and in a bad neighborhood. However, the staff was very friendly and helpful. The laundry and recreation area was fairly clean. - robcarmcelwee
Oct 2015 - $10.00
If you want a place to stay and are willing to dry camp then this is your spot. It does have power but only enough room for one big rig. There is enough room for a couple of smaller rigs but it still does not have water just power. That aside, in all other respects it is a typical Elk's Lodges, friendly. We dry camped and left the generator on all night as I need AC for my bi-pap machine. Lodge serves meals and is open most evenings. So you can have a break from cooking if you would like. We used this for a two night stop so we could view the Caverns one day. Not sure a better place would have been to go into White City but you need to check the reviews and decide if dry camp is better than White City. If you stay at the Elks, you are about 1/2 hour from the cavern parking lot. - Gilbert & Gail
May 2016 - $40.00
This is literally at the gateway for Carlsbad National Park == the caverns. It's easy to check in, hookup. One road in and one road out, but we had zero problems getting into/out of the park or hooking everything up. The internet worked good and the cable tv was okay and both are included. Lots of nice grassy areas if you are traveling with dogs (which we were). Very quiet park and extremely convenient if you are going to the caverns or to watch the bat flight at sunset. We would stay here again for sure. - hap
Apr 2016 - $36.00
As other reviewers have noted, the sites are tight at best. We asked for a site on the far side with 50 amp service. When we checked in, there was a bit of a sigh when I said we had a 40' motorhome with four slides. The comment was, "The manufacturers have to stop building these huge units." To that end, he put us in site #1 so there was plenty of space and we just moved over to make sure there was plenty of space between us and the site next to us. The actual pad was way too small for a 40' motor home. Recommend disconnecting the toad before heading to the site. Lots of room just past the check-in area to park and disconnect.
The bathrooms were updated, but not super clean. no towels or blow dryers for you hands at the sink. Nothing special, but since we're self contained, it was an okay place to stay. - Good Vibes
Mar 2016 - $36.00
This is a disgusting park, the only park close to Carlsbad Caverns. I hate it when businesses take advantage of people and this one does. It's 7 miles form the Caves, so it worked for me to leave my dogs in the motorhome, turn on the AC and go to the Caves. I was gone about 4 hours. The park has 2 levels. The upper is nicer and 50 amp only. The showers/bathrooms there are ok. The lower area had a laundry room, the most disgusting I've ever seen and the bathrooms were just gross. there is trash over flowing everywhere. The dogs hated it because of the stickers in the grass. I would try to stay in Carlsbad if you can. I regret giving money to these people. - Tails From The Road
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