9 Parks near Carlsbad, New Mexico
Feb 2017 - $14.00
We prefer to camp in a park like setting and our setting here was great with a very good view of the lake and sunset. The sites are gravel and fairly level. Restrooms were clean but as noted cold and I did not really like the push button system to get water for the shower plus you could not control the temperature. We had no ranger at the gate, visitors center was closed, and we never saw the campground host either. We also missed not having a fire ring. We did however have horrific winds so be careful about that. All in all a good 3 night stop and we would camp here again. - momdoc
Feb 2017 - $16.00
We had reservations when we got to the Gate; the Camp ranger told us that the "paper was already sent down for the day"..apparently to the Camp Hosts. We were to check in with them; thankfully I knew the Camp site we were to go to as we went to the Camp Hosts x 2 without them being in. The trash was overflowing for several days and plastic bags blowing in the park. We never did see the hosts over our 5 day visit. We went to the Ranger Station several times and it was always closed. The restrooms were clean but cold- windows open in the ladies shower room and the temperatures were in the low 40's at night. It also did not get that warm in the day. Carlsbad also was not a highlight...the caverns were indeed a good visit- but the town is not in good repair. I would not visit this park again. Only 3 full hook ups available at the park. - Baidoa
Jan 2017 - $14.00
We arrived without a reservation on a Tuesday night just at sunset. Had called earlier & were told that we had a pretty good chance of getting one of the unreserved sites (#31-50). We got the last pull-thru, but, there were several other sites still available. Site was level and large. Mosquitoes were terrible after dark, but, seemed to be better in the morning. We left early & cannot report on the park. - Penfield Pathfinder
Oct 2016 - $40.00
This is a new park, still under construction. All the electrical, water, and sewer were complete at our stay, but the bath/laundry amenities were still under construction, and landscaping is yet to be done; there is some grass and small trees, yet to fill out. While a bit rough right now, Bud's Place will be awesome when completed.
The sites are gravel and level pull throughs, with spacious areas between. Interestingly, RVs pull in from the opposite direction from neighbor, so two share a grassy area, with doors facing each other. Very neighborly.
Despite the construction, we had a pleasant stay. It is off the beaten path (about 2 miles from the main highway through town), so no loud traffic noise, and though not near a railroad, one can hear the mournful (some say romantic) wail of the train in the far distance -- not bothersome, though.
The manager is very efficient and accommodating. We were provided a cable box, and that evening, when we had difficulty getting the signal, I texted her after hours that we would need help in the morning. She responded right away and came over that evening to help get it going for us.
The park is close to town in one direction and to Walmart in the other. Nothing is very far away from anything, as Carlsbad is a small town. It's about 30 miles from the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns NP. - Oregon5er
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
Jan 2017 - $41.00
Clean park with level gravel sites, heated indoor swimming pool, extensive DVD movie collection, - Charley D
Dec 2016 - $42.00
Nice park and close to the caverns. Friendly staff and campground clean. Price was way too expensive though. Sites were well maintained and level. - Tricia M.
Dec 2016 - $35.00
Appears to be a former KOA campground and they even escort you to your site. Appeared clean and tidy in public areas. Our site had a dozen cigarette butts on the gravel pad. Wifi was decent but then campground appeared only 40 % occupied. - Sasquatchewan
Dec 2016 - $50.00
Counter staff not overly friendly but not rude. Kitchen was open and chef was super nice and accommodating. Game room kids enjoyed. Clean and secure restrooms and showers. Very nice park. Great campground with very pretty surroundings/views. Would totally recommend. - Yiya
Nov 2016 - $46.00
We have stayed here before but it's been many years. The park it's self is very nice with gravel roads, gravel sites with grass in between and a fire pit and picnic table. The staff was very friendly and escorted us to our site. The price seems to be a little pricey. We would stay here again if we were in the area. - kathiecarlson
Oct 2016 - $45.00
Beautiful park, VERY roomy level spots. Quiet. . Owners offer smoked pork, ribs etc that they make on site. Only draw back is that it is 1 hour away from the Caverns. - Washington Traveler
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
Oct 2016 - $36.00
The only reason to stay here is so that you are near Carlsbad Caverns. At $36 FHU this place is way overpriced in my opinion, but it's the only place to stay that I could find right near the Caverns. The lower area by the road has wider sites. The upper RV section has very narrow sites all right next to each other. We chose to stay in the lower area.
There are signs all over to not drive in unless you are registered. We did anyway and chose a site. The guy in the office was ticked with me for doing that, but I told him I do NOT pay for something sight unseen! There is also a HUGE area set aside for tents. There is a gravel road surrounding this enormous grassy area and I asked if we could just stay there parking our truck camper next to a site since we had no need for hookups. Even though there was only ONE tenter in this football-field sized area, I was told no. I assume that was so they could gouge us for the full $36. The restrooms are one room for each gender with toilet, sink, and shower with no place to sit except the toilet and no shower curtain so it is like one big wet bath. It was brightly lit and looked relatively clean but I passed on it. Don't know if the upper area has the same set up or not. They also have a laundry but the machines looked really old and the room was dingy, probably would do the job though. The whole place just had a rather dilapidated and unkempt look to it (especially the lower area) and it didn't help that the dumpster was covered with thousands of flies. There were areas of grass, but there were stickers among the grass so not great for the dog. If I had it to do over again I would plan differently and stay at the state park north of Carlsbad which was MUCH nicer for less than half the price. - Pdxjoanne
Oct 2016 - $36.00
Our family of 4 from the UK has spent the last 2 months traveling the US in a car & trailer & we can say without a doubt this is the worst campsite we have stayed in to date. On arrival you must check in at the gift shop where the grumpiest man told us our site number on the lower campground for 30 amp hook ups. Our trailer is only 23ft & it was a tight squeeze into the pull through spot. Forget these sites if you have a slide out. As we got out of the van we realized that there was a large dumpster literally over flowing with rubbish that had attracted the number of flies you would expect only in a horror movie. As we glanced down we saw that the water pipe for us to connect to was lying in a large pool of human waste where the sewage pipes obviously hadn't been emptied and were over flowing. This site was not fit for human habitation. Whilst loading our family back into our truck to leave I visited the laughingly called 'facilities'. There was only one toilet which was located in the same space as the shower on a filthy concrete floor with a door that didn't lock properly.
As we had already paid for 2 nights we returned to the grumpy man in the office. He told us to move to the 50 amp pull through site behind. There was still an over flowing dumpster but no overflowing waste. The toilet block was very similar at this site to those we had seen in Alcatraz. There were 3 toilets all of which had a shower curtain instead of a door & the showers were all in a communal room with no door at all, meaning you would get to know your campers extremely well! The whole site was infested with flies and we just couldn't wait to leave. Don't give this site's owner any more money. A disgrace. - HighOaks
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
Sep 2016 - $11.00
Rate reflects SKP member plus electric. This is a very friendly park with lots of activities, located on a working ranch between Artesia and Carlsbad. The sites are spacious, level and all utilities (including RO water) are fine. The sky is open for dish and it is quiet and dark at night. Many nights, we could hear coyotes howl in the distance. We will return. - ronboett
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