Carlsbad KOA

     


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

Sites: 104
Recent Rate: $47 5/2015


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

187 Reviews

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Lone Star Traveler

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 19
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: 60
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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JDR

Review Count: 148
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: - $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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Jolly Out There

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

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: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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Qwest

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

Date of Stay: - $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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all4pets

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

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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grifjj

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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: 71
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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