Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad KOA

Carlsbad, New Mexico



Carlsbad, New Mexico
Phone: (575) 457-2000

Sites: 104
Recent Rate: $45 6/2015

Latitude: 32.5877526
Longitude: -104.4169289

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly ?
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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190 Reviews

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Yumagecko

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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Great place.

Would be a ten if trees were providing more shade.

All staff super friendly, fast check in.

All facilities clean and in working order. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

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spot

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $45.00
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The park itself is beautiful, in a lovely rural area near an orchard, big sites with grass, rabbits running around, a large staff that is friendly and helpful, nightly delicious barbecues. That said...we had a very unpleasant experience and had to leave early. When we checked in and I heard "your spot is right next to the pool", I specifically mentioned we'd rather be away from the pool to avoid noise. "Oh, there's never any noise at the pool," I was told. Our first night, a Sunday, was quiet and pleasant. The next day, after returning to camp, we saw a school bus parked in the lot and discovered that a couple of dozen kids of various ages were using the pool, occupying the two cabins next to the pool, and a large tent was set up on the lawns. The kids whooped and screamed and yelled for four solid hours, until at 10 p.m. my husband finally went over and told them to quiet down. There didn't seem to be anyone in charge of them. The park has a rule of no more than 8 people per site, and where the tent was set up clearly violated that rule. After that terrible evening, when we learned the kids were staying, we left even though we had paid for another night. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

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kmghmg

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
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This is a great park for a family. It's well-maintained, easy to navigate in a big rig, has full hookups, and lots for the kids to do (ping pong, darts, playground, etc). The staff were friendly and helpful, too. The park is a bit of a drive north of Carlsbad, which puts it a good 30-45 minutes from the caverns, but we feel it's the best park in the area. And, of course, the caverns were spectacular. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

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Pnr

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $45.00
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Very Nice Park . Level gravel pads everything worked including the WiFi. I usually avoid KOA parks , decided to stay here glad we did.

They have excellent BBQ that they will deliver to your site, that was very nice. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad caverns and Roswell alien museum are worth checking out.

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Lone Star Traveler

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $47.00
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Although a 45 minute drive to Carlsbad, it is still close to shopping and Living Desert. Nice to be away from traffic and put in countryside. Helpful, friendly staff that offered information. Site was fairly level, clean and very large. Pool, dog park, and dinner brought to your door were nice additions. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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chopper989

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $45.00
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Unbelievable rv park. Wish all parks were this well run, clean and accommodating. Wide level gravel spots with grass separating sites. The cleanest, largest, best shower house we have seen in our 6 week journey. Park is extremely clean and beautifully decorated. An added bonus is the "on-site" bbq dinners - reasonably prices and delicious. Would stay here again in a second. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad caverns national park is a must do.

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padre44

Review Count: 63
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $41.00
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This is a first class park with lots of big sites and good utilities. They lead you to your site and even spray the hose outlet with bleach to help sanitize it. You can tell the owners care about this place. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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jacksup1212

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $45.00
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Great campground. Easy access off highway. Big rig friendly. Very clean neat park. Friendly staff. We liked that it was out of town and quiet. Some long-term residents, but their sites were neat. Grateful to have the option of the camp delivering dinner to our doorstep after a very long day of travel. The food was good. Could only be better if there was some shade- i.e. trees or pergolas- and sites were paved. We will be back. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

The Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns is not to be missed. The chicken enchiladas at the Trinity Hotel were delicious. Carlsbad Museum and Art Center was interesting and informative.

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Jolly Out There

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $51.00
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We really liked this place and plan to come back for longer next time. Big, spacious CG with several rows of roomy sites. Gravel pull-thrus for rigs with green grass, fire rings with grill, and picnic tables next to each site - very nice. As with most KOAs, some sites (a bit pricier) also have swings, a patio, and bigger fire ring, but our site was fine. Maintenance, property management, front desk... KOA staff was always working and very friendly, but never in the way. Very nice, clean, tiled large bathrooms. Excellent, clean laundry facilities. This is a large park, but it didn't feel like a big super-park to us. Even though this is the desert, they have some trees between a lot of the sites (not too good for shade, tho; they're not tall enough) and have nice desert landscaping, particularly around the front office. BBQ dinners could be delivered but we didn't try. WiFi provided, but we found our own HotSpot to be much faster, which was fine. Great Verizon signal. Air antenna gave us main network channels plus PBS - better than expected and "good enough" for the desert that this place is. Nice pool was just being opened for the season. Basketball courts, horseshoes, large space for TV/movie viewing, ping pong table, this place was really great! We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

18 miles to town.

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JDR

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $50.00
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The park is out of town in a rural setting. The parks in the area have oil field workers and other long term residents so finding a short term place to stay is a challenge. The roads and sites are gravel. The spaces are very wide and long. It is a nice park with lots of room to maneuver a big rig. The have an onsite restaurant and deliver to your site. The services are all good. the people are friendly and helpful. The park is clean and well maintained. the price is a little high but considering the lack of availability of parks in the area and the amenities it would be expected. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Qwest

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $43.00
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Carlsbad KOA is a pleasant oasis in southeast New Mexico. The sites are very roomy and well kept. The staff is friendly, supportive and responsive. The restrooms are spotless and the laundry facilities are clean and commercial-size equipment looks new. I liked the fact that this KOA is going green with the help of a wind turbine to generate some of its electricity.

One of the biggest surprises is the on-site caterer that will cook up a dinner and deliver directly to your site with a smile. The menu is awesome and the meals are delicious. This is a KOA Holiday so it offers more than the standard or Journey KOA's. Award winning for a reason - they go the extra mile for you. Nice experience. I would stay here again without a second thought. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

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grifjj

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $45.00
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We stayed here one night while we explored Carlsbad Caverns. This was not my first choice of RV parks in the area because it is a KOA and I generally find KOAs to be mediocre parks at best and overpriced. Also, this park is not terribly close to Carlsbad Caverns (or Carlsbad for that matter). However, this was one of the better KOAs in which I've stayed. Staff was friendly and helpful with information on local attractions. Park was clean and well-maintained, and our site was level (a first for us at KOAs). Our dog was given a dog biscuit on arrival, a nice touch, and you could get BBQ delivered to your door (we didn't try it). Although the price for one night was KOA-high, we enjoyed the park and didn't regret staying there. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

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JJ1951

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $55.00
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This is a nice, clean park. The restrooms and showers are clean and modern. Staff is helpful. The sites are good sized, with gravel beds and grassy areas with picnic tables. A staff member lead us to our site. The drawback is that it is about 20 miles north of the city of Carlsbad, and there are no stores or restaurants nearby - you have to go into town. They serve dinner at the park, which is helpful. The dinners are reasonably priced and of average quality - I wouldn't get it a second time. The WIFI is included in the rate, and covers multiple devices, but is in and out. We ended up using our own hotspots. The price we paid for the campsite is for 4 adults. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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all4pets

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $45.00
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Well laid out park. Easy access from hwy and spaces easy to enter and exit. Very nice people in office. Dog walk area was good. 20 miles from town, quiet with wide open spaces around it. Very nice laundry facilities. Down-graded for poor wifi. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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rivercity

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $42.00
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Wide space appreciated by our 45' MH. We chose this park, like others, knowing its 15-20 minutes north of Carlsbad and available shopping options because it appeared to have the best reviews for visiting Carlsbad Caverns. Two small pet areas were ok. Paid extra for fire pit and weather conditions prevented use; would have appreciated that information at check in time. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.

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