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Date of Stay: February, 2015 - $55.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $42.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $42.00
Weekly rate reflects KOA discount and tax. My first impression of our campsite was “We have so much room!” We had not had sites wider than 25’ in months, so I felt liberated. The campground is in the middle of nowhere, about 20 miles from the town of Carlsbad and 20 miles from Artesia. That is not necessarily a bad thing. The sites are level, gravel but with a strip of grass between each site. There’s a nice table and a fire pit. Clean bath/shower rooms, and the laundry has 9 washers and 6 dryers. The laundry is a bit expensive though. The only bad things: Our first morning there I made tea and noticed that it was cloudy and had a funny taste, so we switched to bottled water for drinking and cooking. They have Dish TV and it kept cutting out. Most of the time it came back on within a minute or two, but one Saturday it cut out completely while my husband was watching a football game. Horrors! All things considered, we would stay here again. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $37.00
Spent two nights in order to tour Carlsbad Caverns. Our site was level with a paver patio, concrete picnic table, shaded swing and fire ring. Facilities were excellent except for the laundry which had two dryers out of service. The BBQ take out was good, but pricey and child plates should have been offered. We would camp here again. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $50.00
About an hour away from civilization, caverns, and anything else to do which we kind of liked. Sites were level and clean. Very quiet. At check-in, the lady was really nice and explained they cook a BBQ dinner (for a fee) every night. If you want them to provide a meal, you'd have to have order in by 6:15pm. Escort provided into spot. Not a lot of shade, but it is New Mexico. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $48.00
Level rock sites and wide with good spacing between sites. Many oil field works on the back side of Park. They have activities for kids, good BBQ menu, friendly, would stay here again. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $40.00
We stayed at this KOA last year and we were looking forward to staying here again. We were so disappointed this year. The only showers with hot water were the unisex showers located in a satellite building. That was 3 showers for both men and women. There were only 3 washers and only 2 of them worked. I was left with load of towels that the spin cycle didn't work. They refunded my money but didn't take the machine out of operation. They said sometimes it did work! The sites were level, gravel and very dusty. Facilities were dated and it was 15 minute drive to town which was worth it last year. Had gone downhill since last year. Would not stay there again. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $44.00
Poorly maintained park - shabby, peeling paint, broken tables. No hot water in the showers in main restrooms. Waiting for new washers, so couldn't do laundry. Unheated pool, site hookups (water and sewer) in poor condition - our water leaked and we had to get a maintenance man to turn the spigot it was so tight! Think we should have been told about the hot water and washer situation before we paid, or given a discount. We have stayed in KOAs across the country, this was the worst. Won't return. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $40.00
Flat gravel campground with good access roads. Long, level pull-through with decent inter-site spacing. Quiet. A few small trees here and there, but nothing in the way of shade. Good power (but no real load in the campground as too cool for a/c to be running). Wi-Fi good signal strength and decent speed. Good Verizon cell signal (4 bars). Did not use other utilities. Good for overnight or longer stays. We will stay here again when in the area. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $40.00
This is a nice RV park. Very friendly staff. Well laid out with wide roads (gravel) and level and long pull-through sites. We originally planned on staying 2 nights to visit the caverns, but due to a water leak (ugh!) had to cut our trip short, so only able to stay one night. The office staff was more then accommodating on refunding our $$ for the 2nd night (and then some!). Everyone tried to help with mobile RV techs (unfortunately they were all just busy). We decided to pack up and head to ABQ the next morning and hit Camping World for the fix. We were very impressed with this KOA (for a lot of reasons). Yes, it's gravel and can be a little dusty (what isn't in NM?...we're all dusty here). The sites were wide and long with easy peazy pull-in and being shown to our site just makes it much better. There are a few trees and grass between sites. There was no "smell" as others have stated. We were very comfortable here, and will definitely be back; especially, for the BBQ dinner. We hear it's good! Thanks for a "short" stay. Can't wait to come back soon! We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $43.00
This park is actually located about 15 miles out of town, but it is much nicer than the one in town. We were here three summers ago and there have been some nice improvements. The roads are all level gravel with grass in between each site. The trees have matured a bit and make the park look prettier. The Wi-Fi is excellent and a few TV stations are available. There is an on-site cafe. We will return if we ever try to get to Carlsbad Caverns again. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $40.00
After reading a few of the reviews (bad odor in the evenings and stickers/burrs in the pet run area) we thought about not calling in a reservation, but we were glad we stayed here. Everyone was very friendly and we found only a few stickers/burrs but more in some of the grassy areas. We did not find it to be much of a problem and we found the entire park to be beautifully maintained and exceedingly pleasant! A bit far from the caverns but believe it is still the nicest campground in the entire area. Level and large sites, good electric, picnic tables and some sites have large patios (at an extra price). We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $48.00
Nice facilities. Unfortunately every night around sundown thru sunrise there is the most awful smell. The whole park stinks! The work campers told us it is from the near by oil fields; however, long term residents said it was the park's sewer treatment lagoon. I don't know what the smell was, but we didn't get one night's good sleep. Even with all the doors and windows of our fifth wheel closed, we were awakened every night by the stench! We cut our trip short because we could no longer stand it. Would never stay here again. Wish I could get a refund. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $58.00
We stayed here in a cabin for only one night. I would not have wanted to stay here in our tent trailer because there wasn't much shade and it was very hot. The cabin was clean but a little cramped for 4 people. The staff upon check in was very friendly. Our one complaint was the shower house was very hot, there was no air circulating at all so it was very uncomfortable after showering. It seems they would have provided some portable fans to help with air movement. I propped open the doors a couple of times. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Campground Cabin.Undo
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $43.00
Fifteen miles from town. In the middle of no where, but very nice clean and very helpful management. On site food. Everything is great, except location to the town. We camped at Carlsbad KOA in a Motorhome.Undo
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