Carlsbad KOA

     


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

Sites: 104
Recent Rate: $51 3/2015


Latitude: 32.5877526
Longitude: -104.4169289

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

181 Reviews

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padre44

Review Count: 59
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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Jolly Out There

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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jacksup1212

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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all4pets

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $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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JJ1951

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $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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rivercity

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

Date of Stay: - $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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mrpeepers

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: - $42.00
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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.

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OurRVLife

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $50.00
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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.

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TxDiver

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $37.00
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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.

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Bob Woodall

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $48.00
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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.

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SeaLandSkyPhoto

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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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.

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User2990

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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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.

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Tiara38

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

Date of Stay: - $44.00
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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.

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ErinandCorbin

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
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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.

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johnanann

Review Count: 219
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $43.00
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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.

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  • 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.

    jacksup1212March 2015
  • 18 miles to town.

    Jolly Out ThereMarch 2015

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