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Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad RV Park and Campground

Carlsbad, New Mexico



4301 National Parks Hwy
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
Phone: 888-878-7275

Sites: 140
Recent Rate: $41 1/2017

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Latitude: 32.36770155178
Longitude: -104.23478364945
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

195 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Clean park with level gravel sites, heated indoor swimming pool, extensive DVD movie collection, We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
G6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) 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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not far from Carlsbad Caverns, staff is very friendly and helpful, good sized playground.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

Appears to be a former KOA campground and they even escort you to your site. Appeared clean and tidy in public areas. Our site had a dozen cigarette butts on the gravel pad. Wifi was decent but then campground appeared only 40 % occupied. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Only 25 miles to Carlsbad Caverns NP. Almost new Walmart Supercenter 4 miles north of campground.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Nice park and close to the caverns. Friendly staff and campground clean. Price was way too expensive though. Sites were well maintained and level. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Close to caves and well maintained park.

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

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

We stayed on Nov.4th. The first site had holes dug everywhere, big rocks covering holes to trip on. It was so unlevel our jacks wouldn't go down any more. We went back and looked at some decent sites, they "upgraded us" to a flat garden spot. It had been raining,so we went to the pool. They had a code door lock password we received. But we had to go to the office to have someone come to unlock another lock on the door. When at the office they told us no one had come in to work today to check the pool chemicals,so we couldn't use it. We told her that wasn't going to work, we paid for the use and get someone there to do take care of it. The staff person at the desk then started yelling that she was all alone and couldn't leave, my husband said you have a phone, please call someone now. She continued to raise her voice, that we were going to have to come back, when she finally called, someone came immediately. So all of the screaming she did was for nothing. All other times we came in there was 4 people at the desk.

The pool was warm as advertised, The walls were sprayed with a coating that started to rust everywhere, layers of dirt and dead spiders on the shelf of the walls. The pool wasn't cleaned, as the gravel was on the bottom. Good Sam is not doing a good job of checking these places out better. It needed lots of t.l.c. and better emotionally equipped staff. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
G2
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Carlsbad Caverns, sitting bull waterfalls. It was incredible and wonderful.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

not much on landscaping or looks... checked in and were told about the pool, but within 30 minutes (and at 4:30 in the afternoon) it was locked and we couldn't use it after getting the grandkids all excited and ready for swimming (so the question is: WHY did she tell us about the pool and location but not tell us that it wasn't going to be open?

noisy location- but not much else available--

just ok as a place to stay before sightseeing. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3A
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Gravel throughout, sites a bit friendly but adequate. As clean as a gravel park can be. Polite, efficient staff, game room, enclosed pool, clean facilities. Close to town and 25 miles to caverns. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don'the pass up the caverns whatever you do.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

If you are looking for convenience to Carlsbad Caverns or a quick stop along the way, this is a great park. If you are looking for a place to stay for a while, there are probably prettier and more interesting places. The sites are ample in space and well maintained. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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

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

The whole park is gravel which makes it dusty and loud. Plus, no wifi, even though they advertise it. Not available in the G row, "out of area" is the phrase my phone gave. Not very helpful in the office, "We don't guarantee wifi". Hmmm???? We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

This was a good place to stay while visiting Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks. It was further than a campground in White's City, but after driving through that campground we were glad we choose to drive the extra distance. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

We stayed here in a fifth wheel for one night. We did use the showers and bathroom both were clean but old. We used the pool since it is indoor and was very comfortable after a long day of traveling. The camp hosts were very friendly and led us right to our spot. We asked for a long pull through since we were only staying one night. The camp host warned us they have high water pressure and recommended we use a water regulator. We did not use the cable or internet so I can't tell you how they were. We would stay here again but not for a lengthy visit as it is pretty dusty because of the gravel roads and sites. Our site was level. We camped at Carlsbad RV Park and Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
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: 90
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 17

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: 141
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 12

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: 119
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 24

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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