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Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad RV Park and Campground

Carlsbad, New Mexico



4301 National Parks Hwy
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
Phone: (575) 885-6333

Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $42 7/2016

Latitude: 32.36770155178
Longitude: -104.23478364945

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • 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 yes
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • 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 yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • 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 ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

185 Reviews

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is an old KOA. Gravel loads and sites. The park is clean and the staff is accommodating. Definitely a place to stop for a few days, but sure would like the sites for the larger rigs to have some trees. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
G
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Very large park, mostly empty when we stayed here. All gravel, no shade in our area. Long shared pull-through that they were using as single unit pull-throughs, plenty of length. Hot and sunny in the summer. Stayed here for proximity to Carlsbad Cavern and Guadalupe Mts NPS. Not a great value or pretty campground but served its purpose. They appear to be improving the campground, groomed gravel, new cable going in when we were there. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Good Sam discount. Park's surface is gravel/dirt. This older park appears to have been a KOA at one time with the telltale A frame office. Access to the parks is good and the interior roads are easy to navigate to your site. We were placed in site 2. The utilities for the adjacent site 1 were within 3 feet of the edge of our motorhome. Our site did have a picnic table, but the site was so narrow that the table would have been unusable. The dog parks were dirt and not kept up well. Verizon and AT&T service was weak but acceptable. Satellite access was good from our site, but might not be from several of the sites located in the park interior. There were several over the air TV stations available, and the park does provide cable TV, which we did not try. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Highly recommend visiting Carlsbad Caverns National park, about 15 miles south, as well as Guadalupue National Park, about 30 miles south of the park.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 44
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an older park and the bathrooms were old, but clean. The sites were level and the hook ups centrally located. The cable worked great with several channels. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
c-2
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 99
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights passing through the area to visit the nearby National Park Service sites. The park has the appearance of a former KOA.

The park is a few miles SW of town along one of the major roads (National Parks Hwy also known as US 62-180) servicing Carlsbad. The road has multiple lanes near the park's entrance. Strangely, leaving town SE on US 285, there was a warning sign about the road being subject to sink holes. Didn't see the same warning sign coming up US 285 towards town.

The sites are a mixture of pull-throughs and back-ins. There was an escort to the site. Several sites appear to be extended stay sites. A couple pull-throughs were shared- two spaces along the same parking pad. This park understands the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level site, as the sites were generally level.

There were a few trees scattered around the park so satellite reception would be dependent upon site assignment and your dish configuration. The park brochure showed 36 cable and 3 broadcast channels. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.

The park provided WiFi was intermittent. It wouldn't load second pages. The park was close to being full. It was password protected. Our Verizon WiFi hotspot worked well. Didn't try the NET10 phone so don't know about the reception.

There were several designated fenced pet areas around the park. They were adequate to exercise a dog and there was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads. There were bag dispensers and waste collection stations in the fenced pet areas and around the park to dispose of waste.

For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. None of the structures in the park were identified as a severe weather shelter.

Although it was nothing special, we would stay here again if the need arose while traveling through the area. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Reservations are required! Site G6 was a good pull-through on the end with easy in and out.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

I was THRILLED when we arrived at this campground after reading all the reviews. We were over joyed to be welcomed, escorted to our amazing big site, dog park, great staff, clean campground! If we're ever back in this area we will be back for a longer visit! We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G3A
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad Caverns a MUST see!

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Review Count: 78
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We were charged the full amount before we got there. They explained that's their policy. Never in 2 yrs full time, we never were charged until check in. The manager came over didn't apologize but gave us a free night at the higher rate.

The campground itself is nothing to write home about. There's permanents and workers here. They keep the pull throughs for the short term. But the sites are nose to back. Right now, we have no one behind us. Other people said, the site is close by, no real shade. On gravel with a picnic table with pavers. Dog park, a playground (sad), indoor pool, laundry(didn't use) and bath house (didn't use). Won't return. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G4A
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Near Carlsbad Caverns and hour from Guadeloupe National Park. Also about 1.5hr from Roswell. There's a Walmart close by, Albertson's.

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an unremarkable RV park with an above average price. Not a good combination. It is all gravel and dirt. We were in what is apparently the short term stay section where they have tried to create a little better look with patios and picnic tables. The bathrooms were perhaps the oldest and most "worn" looking we have encountered. All of this for $42 per night. I would say $30 to $32 is more in line with the quality. Perhaps there just aren't any good alternatives in Carlsbad. When I connected the water hose, there was no water. I walked up to the office and told them I didn't have any water and they said, "oh, right, it's turned off for a repair". Would have been good if they had told me this when I checked in. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed two nights to visit the caverns. Full of children riding bikes, even as I was backing into the gravel site they were darting behind me. Staff was there and ran them away while I was backing in. A staff member will guide you into your site, due to insurance regulations. Our site had grass pads on each side of our site, which pet owners used as the deposit area for doggie landmines. There's a small turtle enclosure to view their reptile pets. The covered pool is small and full of unsupervised children running wild. Located between the caverns and downtown Carlsbad. The staff was very, very helpful. May or may not stay again. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The caverns and good food downtown Carlsbad.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

As noted many oilfield workers, but so is Every other RV park for miles. We got the last site. It was a double so person in front of us made us have to unhook to back out ( no huge biggie, pretend it was a back in). Facilities need updating badly, but money is pouring in right now with few using them. Another oilfield normal. Staff super friendly and helpful. Probably best park in town. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
g4a
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Go see Carlsbad Caverns

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Not many RV options in this area - this one is about 35-40 minutes from Carlsbad Caverns. People behind the counter are nice enough, but some parts of the park are apparently under construction, or at least our site was - jumbled mess of dirt and broken blocks right outside our door. Also, they said we were in a pull-thru, but it was really a pull-in but back out. Some of their sites are really long sites with two sets of hookups so if someone is parked in front of you, you can't pull through. Also, trash can has an annoying red flashing light that flashes 24/7 and trash was overflowing. At least they answer their phone. Not the worst site ever and definitely not the best. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G4B
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

As per previous comments, mainly oilfield workers. Overall facilities are in poor condition, the washroom facilities had peeling paint, bad odors etc. They did have signs indicating renovations were in progress but no evidence of any work being done. Would only stay here if there was no other choice. Very overpriced for the quality of services provided. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Way overpriced for just water and electric and a gravel parking lot type of camping. Before I checked in I asked if they had Wi-Fi and whether it worked (I needed to access my email). They assured me it was just fine. After a day of trying everything they told me to do, they admitted the Wi-Fi doesn't work with laptops. What?! I asked if any other nearby RV parks had Wi-Fi. They said no (another lie). I wanted to leave and get my money back for the extra days. They refused since "I didn't give them 24 hours notice". Well, I didn't know they were lying to me 24 hours ago! Terrible management. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is full of oil field workers. That being said, it is a good place to stay over night. Nice level and wide sites. We were guided to our site. I made a reservation over the phone and when we arrived, she was ready with all the paper work. Very efficient! She also provided lots of information about the town and cave. There is an indoor pool, nice laundry, two dog runs, and a very nice store. It's a little expensive but there is nothing else here! We would stay here again. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

They may have 140 sites, but only about 10 are available. The rest are oil field workers. We were forced to pay the 50 amp price when we only needed 30 amps. Fairly noisy at 5:30 in the morning with all the diesel trucks leaving for work. Don't bother staying here. There is a very nice CG right by the entrance to Carlsbad Caverns. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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